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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
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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Flight of the Intruder  »

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$35,000,000 (estimated)

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$14,587,732 (USA)
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Trivia

The scenes outside during the hearing in Subic Bay were actually shot at Naval Station Long Beach. USS Sides (FFG-14) can be clearly seen nested with other modern frigates. The benches were part of a small park for sailors to relax without leaving the base. See more »

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VA-196 was only embarked on USS Independence in 1990, during Operation Desert Shield. It was never part of the Independence air group during the Vietnam War. 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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The Magic Moment
Written by Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman
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29 June 2000 | by (anywhere, the planet) – See all my reviews

I've heard it said, "This is not repeat not a chick flick."

Wrong. I loved this film. I was impressed by the way the film dealt with personal relationships. Yeah - get worried, fellas, because one of the main themes is about how guys deal with losing guy friends. It's also about how guys deal with keeping guy friends, but I won't bore you...

If it makes you feel any better, there's a scene in a bar that involves a zipwire and a mudpit with an alligator, and some cool flight stuff that includes 'how to make the new non-pilot sick.'

Didn't have a 'chick' problem with it, which is probably why I'm so proud of my hardbound copy of "Baa Baa Black Sheep" autographed by Pappy Boyington. Don't count the women out when you watch this film. It has its clunker moments, but they are few, and thankfully they don't occur in the air.

Politically insightful in spots, and for the most part, a good two hours spent. Seriously, this is a good movie; do see it.


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