An American soldier who escapes the execution of his comrades by Japanese soldiers in Borneo during WWII becomes the leader of a personal empire among the headhunters in this war story told... See full summary »
McGriff and Albaby are probably doing the worst law enforcement job in the world - they are plain clothes U.S. military policemen on duty in war-time Saigon. However, their job becomes even... See full summary »
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
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The MiG fighter chasing Grafton is incorrectly depicted as carrying only missiles. The MiG-17 had two cannons and would not have hesitated to use them to blow Grafton out of the sky. See more »
When Grafton suggests that Camparelli may someday become an Admiral, Camparelli responds, "Ever seen a Black man who's an Admiral?" In fact, in 1971, just one year before the events of this film, Samuel L. Gravely, Jr. became the Navy's first African American Rear Admiral. Though Admiral Gravely was a Surface Warfare Officer, and not an Aviator, Camparelli would've no-doubt been aware of his promotion to Rear Admiral, as it was big news for the Armed Forces. See more »
This movie touch me in a way only a veteran could feel
When I saw this movie for the first time it seemed like Deja vu. the first part of the movie was like I was reliving a part of my life when I was aboard the Aircraft Carrier U.S.S. Saratoga (CV-60) in 1985. The ship in the movie was the U.S.S. Independence (CV-62) and it's the same ship in design as the Saratoga. When I was on that ship a pilot died suddenly when his A-7 exploded on approach and it was caused by a bomb arming and exploding on its own. We had an memorial service at the same place on the ship and it really blew my mind. From then on I have admired that movie and have watched it several times. To this day I get really choked up. Hey, it's not as well made as the Godfather but it isn't a bad movie either. But I feel it deserves better then a 5.3. Hey veterans out there, start voting.
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