Flight of the Intruder (1991)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Romance, War  |  18 January 1991 (USA)
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In the Vietnam War, a US Navy A-6 Intruder tactical bomber pilot schemes with a hardened veteran to make an unauthorized air strike on Hanoi.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Cmdr. Frank 'Dooke' Camparelli
Lt. Jake 'Cool Hand' Grafton
Callie Joy
Lt. Cmdr. 'Cowboy' Parker
Jared Chandler ...
Lt. (j.g.) Jack 'Razor' Barlow
Lt. Cmdr. Mad Jack / Doc
CPO Frank McRae
Lt. Morgan 'Morg' McPherson
Scott N. Stevens ...
Hardesty (as Scott Newton Stevens)
Justin Williams ...
Lt. Sammy Lundeen
Big Augie


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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Release Date:

18 January 1991 (USA)  »

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Apostoli thanatou  »

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$35,000,000 (estimated)


$14,587,732 (USA)

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Ed O'Neill was originally cast in this movie, but test audiences still thought of him as Al Bundy in the sitcom Married with Children (1987). See more »


During the Ironhand flight, the weapons under the Intruder go from Shrike missiles, to bombs, then back to missiles. See more »


Cdr. Camparelli: But if I catch either one of you shitting in some vital area on my ship, I will have you *keelhauled*! And that's *serious* on an aircraft carrier!
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26 July 2004 | by (Midwest USA) – See all my reviews

Why would anyone watch this type of flick if they didn't want to see a war movie? I read the other review online and was dumbfounded. Rarely in war are their racy love scenes, that's why it's a ware movie! If anything, the fact that some scantily clad bimbo's weren't running all over the deck of an aircraft carrier in the middle of a war zone lent to the authenticity of the film. I mean really, what do you want Demi Moore in her "A Few Good Men" dress uniform? Please!!! (BTW... I liked that movie too.) This movie delivers exactly what an action adventure war buff wants to see. A lot of adrenalin laced action, big guns with big explosion, and the possibility of the main characters dying in the end. It was a good story and a good movie. Willam DeFoe was awesome. But a harlequin novel it's not. So if you're looking for a love story, check out "An Officer and a Gentleman", cause this is not for you.

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