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Flight of the Intruder (1991)

During the air war over Vietnam, a U.S. Navy A-6 Intruder bomber pilot schemes with a hardened veteran to make an unauthorized air strike on Hanoi.

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Cast

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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)
Justin Williams ...
Lt. Sammy Lundeen
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Big Augie
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Storyline

After his bombardier is killed, Jake "Cool Hand" Grafton (Brad Johnson)', 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 | Drama | Thriller | War

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18 January 1991 (USA)  »

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Apostoli thanatou  »

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Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,725,133 (USA) (21 January 1991)

Gross:

$14,587,732 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Richard Dreyfuss and Richard Gere were considered for the role of Virgil Cole, until Willem Dafoe was eventually chosen to play the character. Had Gere been chosen, this would have made the second time he would have played a military pilot: The first was An Officer and a Gentleman (1982). See more »

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Jake and Cole are being punished going into North Vietnam, just before the beginning of Operation Linebacker II. However, the Navy had already been bombing and mining targets in North Vietnam during Operation Linebacker, which started in May of 1972, and continued up through the time period depicted in the film. In reality, by this point, the characters in the movie would have been bombing real, high value North Vietnamese targets for several months, thus negating any frustration over the lack of a worthy mission. See more »

Quotes

Court-Martial Captain: You took an oath, Mr. Cole. You, too, Mr. Grafton. You took an oath to defend the constitution and obey the orders of the officers appointed over you. It's the same oath that every officer in the navy has taken for damn near 200 years. And during all that time, the military has obeyed the civilian elected government. Now, they might not have always been right, or wise... or even smart, but they were elected. Any other way and the United States would be nothing more than another two-bit military...
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Connections

Featured in Siskel & Ebert: The Worst Films of 1990 (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

The House is Rockin'
by Stevie Ray Vaughan & Doyle Bramhall
Performed by Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble
Courtesy of CBS Records, Inc. Music Licensing Department
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This movie touch me in a way only a veteran could feel
20 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

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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