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Flight of the Intruder (1991)

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

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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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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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The prop-driven aircraft strafing & bombing Cmdr. Frank 'Dooke' Camparelli's crash area appear to be Douglas A-1 Skyraiders - produced just about too late for the end of WWII, but saw lots of service in the Korean War and in Viet Nam. See more »

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In 1972 Po-city (Olongapo) streets were not paved they were dirt roads. See more »

Quotes

Boxman: [preparing to go into Po City] Preflight, kid: money?
Razor: Yeah, I got some.
Boxman: Prophylactics?
Razor: I got two!
Boxman: Oh yeah? I always carry twenty-six myself.
[Razor giggles]
Boxman: That's not a joke!
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Downtown
by Tony Hatch
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Underrated and under-appreciated.
18 July 2006 | by See all my reviews

I can't understand why TopGun is so hyped yet nobody has even heard about this movie? Sure its not as glamorous or stylish but it is far more realistic. Perhaps some people just don't consider the old A-6 Intruder bomber as glamorous as an F-14 Tomcat fighter? Unlike Topgun, this movie is faithful to facts and the footage is much much better. The combat scenes are brilliant and the way they show the intensity of anti-aircraft artillery and machine gun fire from the ground really illustrates the difficulties of air warfare. Also unlike Topgun, where the MiGs were fake aircraft and really American F-5s, the MiGs in this movie were real MiGs. So were the SA-2 Divinia SAMs that were fired by the thousands. The combat and dogfight scenes were far more realistic than topgun even if they looked a bit less flashy.

This movie is a real gem and a must see for anybody interested in aviation or war related movies. If you are clueless about aviation and just want a no brain entertainer, stick to topgun.


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