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Fire Birds (1990)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure | 25 May 1990 (USA)
The U.S. Government is willing to help any country that requires help in ridding themselves of drugs with support from the Army. Unfortunately, the drug cartels have countered that offer by... See full summary »

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Jake Preston
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Brad Little
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Billie Lee Guthrie
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Sharon Geller (as Illana Shoshan)
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Doug Daniels
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Charles Kahlenberg ...
Oscar De Marco
Gregory Vahanian ...
Tom Davis
Robert Lujan ...
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The U.S. Government is willing to help any country that requires help in ridding themselves of drugs with support from the Army. Unfortunately, the drug cartels have countered that offer by hiring one of the best air-combat mercenaries and have armed him with a Scorpion attack helicopter. The army decides to send in its best people from its Apache Air Combat school. But first they have to be taught how to fly air-to-air combat missions Written by Michael O'Keefe <epamok@epa.ericsson.se>

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25 May 1990 (USA)  »

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$22,000,000 (estimated)

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$14,760,451 (USA)
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Some of the exterior shots of "Fort Mitchell" were filmed at Pima Community College in Tucson, Arizona, and the inn Billie and Preston go to is actually The Tack Room, also in Tucson which was, at the time a 5 star restaurant. See more »

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An OH-58D (The helicopter flown by Sean Young's character) can not be flown single-pilot in the left seat. Many of the Mission-Related controls are only available to the Right-hand seat (Pilot-in-command seat.) See more »

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[Jake is trying to rescue Guthrie from Stoller]
Jake Preston: You're not touching her you filthy piece of shit!
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Chain Of Fools
Written by Don Covay (as Dan Covey)
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Worst Dialogue Ever Written for a Film
22 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Subject says it all. The worst movie ever made, seriously, zero redeeming qualities. Even the action scenes are boring. Stilted dialog, insipid plot, derivative storyline, laughable direction and acting.

This film is a landmark of bad film, something that should be enshrined in the Hall of Shame. Do not watch this film under any circumstances, including being held at gunpoint.

Rarely will you see talented people having their skills so poorly used, even when they obviously phoned in the part. Cage and Jones, usually actors of some quality, are total stereotypes and probably made the biggest mistakes of their acting careers by allowing this film to ever be released with their faces and names attached to it. Sean Young, however, performs up to expectations, as there are none for her.

Did I mention that this movie is incredibly, unbelievably *bad*?


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