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Flight of the Intruder (1991)

 -  Action | Romance | War  -  18 January 1991 (USA)
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In the Vietnam War, a bereaved US Navy A-6 Intruder tactical bomber pilot schemes with a hardened veteran to make an unauthorized air strike on Hanoi itself.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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
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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 Grafton, 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 | Romance | War

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18 January 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Apostoli thanatou  »

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Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$14,587,732 (USA)
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Trivia

During the newsreel scene, there is a shot of a drop tank with the squadron designation of VA-165. While the story was centered around VA-196, VA-165 was actually the squadron used to film the movie. All of the aircraft used for filming were re-painted with VA-196 markings used during the Viet Nam conflict era. See more »

Goofs

When Cole shoots at Grafton near the crash site to deter him from coming to help, the two are about 20-30 yards apart. When we see Cole's smoke screen from Grafton and Camparelli's perspective at the crashed Intruder, it's 200 yards or more. See more »

Quotes

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

Rockin' Pneumonia and The Boogie Woogie Flu
Written by Huey P. Smith
Performed by Johnny Rivers
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Well done Millius
4 May 2002 | by (Turku,Finland) – See all my reviews

This is one of the few films Millius has directed that pass the quality test.I saw it again last night.Loved the acting cast,the story was ok and it had a meaningful theme.How American military let many of their best pilots die because of uncareful planning and reckless thinking.

I was surprised by Brad Johnson,i didnt think he was such a good actor before i saw him here.He did well.Glover was at his best and Dafoe was ok too,although he has had better parts.But all in all,this is en enjoyable movie.Not least if you are a fan of Rosanna Arquette,like me.She looked wonderful here and acted the same.The movie was also one of the first for many good actors like Sizemore,Rhames,John Corbett.

I dare to say this one deserves a clear 7 and a half.


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