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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
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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 »
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 »
[Grafton has just been shot down while trying to rescue Camparelli]
You think this changes anything, you hoodlum? You disobeyed another order! I grounded you!
Lt. Jake Grafton:
Hey, I AM on the ground!
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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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