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Flight of the Intruder (1991)

PG-13  |   |  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
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)
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Lt. Sammy Lundeen
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Big Augie
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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)  »

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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

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 »

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A Stevie Ray Vaughan song is playing during the bar fight. This film takes place in 1972 and Stevie Ray didn't record music until the eighties. See more »

Quotes

Cdr. Camparelli: [Reprimanding the men after a barfight] Now what's this crap about you attempting to feed a merchant seaman to some alligators?
Lt. Jake Grafton: They were crocodiles, sir.
Cdr. Camparelli: I don't give a damn! Now go on.
Lt. Jake Grafton: Well, I attempted to throw the aforementioned puke to the crocodiles, sir, when his belt caught on the railing and I, failed. An altercation then ensued, sir!
Cdr. Camparelli: Seven hundred bucks damage, thirty men in the brig and... an alligator injured. And you got away?
Lt. Jake Grafton: Using escape and evasion techniques, sir, I was able to ...
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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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