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Flight of the Intruder (1991)

During the air war over Vietnam, a US Navy A-6 Intruder bomber pilot schemes with a hardened veteran to make an unauthorized air strike on Hanoi.

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Cmdr. Frank 'Dooke' Camparelli
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Lt. Jake 'Cool Hand' Grafton
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Callie Joy
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Lt. Cmdr. 'Cowboy' Parker
Jared Chandler ...
Lt. (j.g.) Jack 'Razor' Barlow
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Lt. Cmdr. Mad Jack / Doc
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C.A.G.
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CPO Frank McRae
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Lt. Morgan 'Morg' McPherson
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Guffy
Scott N. Stevens ...
Hardesty (as Scott Newton Stevens)
Justin Williams ...
Lt. Sammy Lundeen
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Big Augie
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Storyline

After his bombardier is killed, Jake "Cool Hand" Grafton (Brad Johnson)', a carrier-based Intruder pilot, questions the purpose of Navy bombing missions. He finds an ally for his cynicism in Virgil Cole, a bombardier on his third tour of duty, and together they ponder the notion of one unsanctioned mission "downtown", to "Sam City" in North Vietnam. Written by Marg Baskin <marg@asd.raytheon.ca>

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The only thing they can count on is each other.

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Action | Drama | Thriller | War

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18 January 1991 (USA)  »

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Apostoli thanatou  »

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$35,000,000 (estimated)

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$14,587,732 (USA)
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Trivia

Basil Poledouris had originally been scheduled to score Dances with Wolves (1990) but reluctantly dropped out to score this film for his close friend John Milius, with extremely damaging results to his career when he found himself suddenly unemployable at any studio making a picture with the then-hot Kevin Costner. To make matters worse, the film's release was delayed by nearly two years so he could have easily had time to score both films. See more »

Goofs

Several of the ships seen in the background for the Subic Bay scene did not exist or were not in service during the Vietnam War. Those ships include the USS Sides (FFG-14), USS Peleliu (LHA-5), which weren't built yet, and the USS Missouri (BB-63) which was still mothballed at the time. See more »

Quotes

Razor: You're third Generation Mafia, sir!
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Connections

Referenced in Basil Poledouris: His Life and Music (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Rockin' Pneumonia and The Boogie Woogie Flu
by Huey P. Smith
Performed by Johnny Rivers
Courtesy of EMI, a division of Capitol Records, Inc.
By arrangement with CEMA Special Markets
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Very good Navy movie
15 October 2001 | by (Honolulu,Hawaii) – See all my reviews

Very good Vietnam war/action movie that is surprisingly very under rated probably because the story was very pro military and very gung ho which most audiences in the U.S. do not want to see in a Vietnam war movie.I on the other hand have no such limited prejudices and welcome this movie's unique approach to that war because even though I dis-agree with the way that war was fought,I still can enjoy seeing the warriors of that war have fun with their combat encounters and the price they pay for the rush they get.That selfish aspect of the Navy warriors depicted here so well really confused the mass audience who usually expect an uncomplicated formula where in if it is a Vietnam war movie,it is supposed to have an atmosphere of tremendous losses to the U.S. side and a U.S. military who do not like war and do not look forward to any battle rush at all.Only scenes of trembling,cowering soldiers who want to be at home with mama.Well,sorry to say,that narrow minded and limited way of looking at things surely blurred their rating of this movie which had great cinematography,directing,screenplay,script and story,coupled by good special effects and attention to detail on top of that!The movie has a right to be gung ho because there certainly were gung ho soldiers as well in that war!They may not admit it but the nay sayers of this movie put this movie down because of that gung ho atmosphere.I know movies and I know when people are unfairly under rating a movie only due to unpopular trends or formulas.Time to FREE YOUR MINDS!Yes,this movie has it's flaws,like average acting performances and lack of originality due to it having a feelof being a modern remake of those 1950's Korean war movies,but still,this movie all in all deserves at least an imdb 8.One of the top 20 war movies of all time in my book,and I have seen a lot........


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