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Flight of the Intruder -- The target: a missile depot in Hanoi. The plane: the A-6 Intruder, a low-altitude bomber with no defensive weapons. The risk: court-martial at the hands of Commander Camparelli...if they live to return.


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Writers (WGA):
Stephen Coonts (novel)
Robert Dillon (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
18 January 1991 (USA) See more »
The only thing they can count on is each other.
During the air war over Vietnam, a US Navy A-6 Intruder tactical bomber pilot schemes with a hardened veteran to make an unauthorized air strike on Hanoi. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Danny Glover ... Cmdr. Frank 'Dooke' Camparelli

Willem Dafoe ... Lt. Cmdr. Virgil 'Tiger' Cole

Brad Johnson ... Lt. Jake 'Cool Hand' Grafton

Rosanna Arquette ... Callie Joy

Tom Sizemore ... Boxman

J. Kenneth Campbell ... Lt. Cmdr. 'Cowboy' Parker
Jared Chandler ... Lt. (j.g.) Jack 'Razor' Barlow

Dann Florek ... Lt. Cmdr. Mad Jack / Doc

Madison Mason ... C.A.G.

Ving Rhames ... CPO Frank McRae

Christopher Rich ... Lt. Morgan 'Morg' McPherson

Douglas Roberts ... Guffy
Scott N. Stevens ... Hardesty (as Scott Newton Stevens)
Justin Williams ... Lt. Sammy Lundeen

John Corbett ... Big Augie

Adam Nelson ... Little Augie
Adam Biesk ... Librarian

Reb Brown ... Air Boss

Peter Sherayko ... Clerk

J. Patrick McNamara ... Admiral
David Glyn Price ... Admiral
James O'Neel ... New Guy
Hugo Napier ... Newsman

David Schwimmer ... Duty Officer

Richard Fancy ... Intelligence Captain

Rick Dano ... Fighter Pilot Drunk
Mike Jolly ... Merchant Thug
Tom Kriss ... Merchant Thug
Jeff O'Haco ... Merchant Thug
Grove E. Johnson ... Bartender - 'Skipper'
Jonnie C. Pangyarihan Sr. ... Filipino taxi driver
Duane Matthews ... Jack 'Hammer' Johnson
Eddie Badiang ... Cole's Killer
Minh Huu Do ... Pathet Lao Soldier
Brian Khaw ... NVA Officer
Akio Mitamura ... Sniper (as Dr. Akio Mitamura)
Alison Furrevig ... Sallie
Connie B. Canales ... Hooker
Ernie Seliceo ... Thug
Ken Wright ... Aide
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Bob Bergen ... Additional Voices (voice) (uncredited)

Fred Dalton Thompson ... Court-Martial Captain (uncredited)

Directed by
John Milius 
Writing credits
Stephen Coonts (novel)

Robert Dillon (screenplay) and
David Shaber (screenplay)

Produced by
Brian E. Frankish .... executive producer (as Brian Frankish)
Lis Kern .... associate producer
Mace Neufeld .... producer
Ralph Winter .... co-executive producer
Robert Rehme .... producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Basil Poledouris 
Cinematography by
Fred J. Koenekamp (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Steve Mirkovich 
Carroll Timothy O'Meara 
Peck Prior 
Production Design by
Jack T. Collis 
Art Direction by
Albert Heschong  (as E. Albert Herschong)
Set Decoration by
Mickey S. Michaels 
Makeup Department
Jeff Dawn .... makeup artist
Wes Dawn .... makeup artist
Production Management
D. Scott Easton .... unit production manager
Brian E. Frankish .... unit production manager (as Brian Frankish)
Conrad Irving .... production manager: second unit (as Conrad Paul Irving)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Albert Cho .... second second assistant director
Steve Danton .... first assistant director
Conrad Irving .... first assistant director: second unit (as Conrad Paul Irving)
Terry Leonard .... second unit director (as Terry J. Leonard)
Bob Lewis .... second assistant director: second unit
Marge Piane .... dga trainee
Barry K. Thomas .... second assistant director
Art Department
John Alvin .... poster artist
Craig B. Ayers Sr. .... greensman
Jeff Clark .... sign writer
Dennis DeWaay .... construction coordinator
Mark Fenlason .... leadman
Mark Fenlason .... model maker
Joseph E. Hubbard .... set designer
Jack Johnson .... illustrator
Richard Franklyn Mays .... set designer
Nick Navarro .... set designer (as Nick S. Navarro)
Dennis J. Parrish .... property master
Fred Seibly .... signwriter (uncredited)
D.A. Zingelewicz .... location foreman (uncredited)
Sound Department
David Behle .... sound recordist
Fred J. Brown .... supervising sound editor
Anne Couk .... first assistant sound editor
Larry Hopkins .... layback sound mixer
Joe Kenworthy .... sound mixer: second unit
Robert J. Litt .... sound re-recording mixer
Greg P. Russell .... sound re-recording mixer
Michele Sharp .... sound editor
Jack Solomon .... sound mixer
Elliot Tyson .... sound re-recording mixer
Tim Webb .... sound recordist
Bernard Weiser .... sound editor
Marshall Winn .... sound editor
Jack Keller .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Lloyd A. Buswell .... gang boss
John Cassel .... special effects technician
Lawrence Decker .... special effects assistant
Tamar Dick .... special effects artist
R.J. Hohman .... special effects technician
Wayne Kosky .... grip: special effects unit
Joe Lombardi .... special effects coordinator
Paul J. Lombardi .... special effects supervisor (as Paul Lombardi)
Steve Sanders .... model maker: miniatures
Jimmy Thomson .... special effects
Visual Effects by
William L. Arance .... airbrush artist
Greg Aronowitz .... model maker
Craig Barron .... visual effects supervisor: Matte World
Harold Buchman .... digital artist
Bill Coffin .... visual effects
Chris Dawson .... visual effects animation camera operator
Chris Dawson .... visual effects animator
Krystyna Demkowicz .... executive in charge of production: Matte World
Tim Donahue .... visual effects art director: Introvision
Peter Farson .... technical director
Charles Gibson .... visual effects
Steve Hyde .... visual effects artist
Richard Kilroy .... model maker
Michael Lawler .... visual effects cameraman
Kevin Scott Mack .... model painter
Rob Maine .... motion control animation camera
Alan McFarland .... miniature effects lighting: Sessums Engineering
John P. Mesa .... visual effects cameraman
William Mesa .... visual effects supervisor
Aung Min .... digital artist: Rhythm & Hues Inc
Steve R. Moore .... visual effects editor
Michael Pangrazio .... matte artist supervisor
Dennis Rogers .... first assistant camera: Sessums VFX Unit
Issy Shabtay .... visual effects coordinator
Joseph Thomas .... animation cameraman
Mark Vargo .... visual effects producer
Christopher Dusendschon .... animation supervisor: INTROVISION (uncredited)
Christopher Dusendschon .... vistavision camera operator: INTROVISION (uncredited)
Michael Okuda .... additional animation (uncredited)
Michael Tigar .... digital artist (uncredited)
Matthew Yuricich .... visual effects artist (uncredited)
Bobby Aldridge .... stunt performer
Perry Barndt .... stunts
Troy Brown .... stunts
R.J. Chambers .... stunts
Phil Chong .... stunts
Jay Cullin .... stunt pilot
Colin C.L. Fong .... stunts
Steve Hinton .... stunts
Steven Ito .... stunts
Terry Jackson .... additional stunt double: Brad Johnson
Terry Leonard .... stunt coordinator
Will Leong .... utility stunts
Kent W. Luttrell .... stunt rigger
Jerry Meyers .... stunt Parachutist
John-Clay Scott .... stunts
Oliver Theess .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Mark Travis .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert L. Blatman .... assistant camera
David Canestro .... grip
Frank Detone Jr. .... grip
Tim Dunford .... assistant camera
William E. Fitch .... grip
Norman Lang .... electrician
Bruce McBroom .... still photographer
Michael A. McFadden .... rigging grip
Bo Miller .... key grip
David B. Nowell .... photography: second unit
Paul M. Pollard .... camera operator
Gary D. Scott .... first assistant camera: second unit
Carl A. Vidnic .... electrician
Michael D. Weldon .... first assistant camera
Earl C. Williman .... gaffer: second unit
Leonard Romie .... electrician (uncredited)
Gary Stark .... electrician (uncredited)
Casting Department
David Glanzer .... location casting
Jimmy Jue .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
George L. Little .... costume supervisor
Mark Peterson .... key costumer
Lew Richard .... assistant wardrobe & technical advisor (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Timothy Alverson .... assistant editor
Jeff Chaves .... colorist (digital color correction)
Sam Citron .... assistant editor
Richard Currie .... assistant film editor
John Lafferty .... assistant editor
Music Department
Tim Boyle .... score mixer
George Doering .... musician
Charles Martin Inouye .... music editor
Norman Ludwin .... musician (bass)
Mark McKenzie .... orchestrator
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn
John Beal .... composer: trailer (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Randy Peters .... transportation coordinator
Candace Wells .... transportation captain
Gina August .... driver (uncredited)
Mitch Friedman .... driver (uncredited)
Other crew
Bob Bergen .... voice: special vocal effects
Jim Box .... aerial consultant
James E. Brooks .... technical advisor: Navy (as Lieutenant James E. Brooks)
Kathy Day .... assistant: Mr. Neufeld
Thomas R. Harmon .... aerial consultant
Steve Hinton .... aerial coordinator
Steve Hinton .... pilot
Craig Hosking .... helicopter pilot
Jerry Irvine .... rocket effects
Carol Keith .... assistant production coordinator
Clay Lacy .... aerial unit coordinator
Dean LaFleur .... US Navy A-6 Intruder Pilot (as LT Dean "Frenchy" LaFleur)
James Latta .... stage manager: Harbor Star Stage
David R. Lawson .... medic
Robert H. Lemer .... key location manager
David Mesloh .... modelmaker
Stuart Neumann .... location manager
Ron Pinkard .... technical advisor
Trudy Ramirez .... script supervisor (as Trudy G. Ramirez)
Ross Reynolds .... helicopter pilot
Michael Roberts .... production accountant
Samuel Lee Sayers .... technical consultant (as Captain Samuel Lee Sayers)
Debbie Schwab .... production coordinator
Burton Sharp .... adr group coordinator
Michael T. Sherman .... technical advisor: Navy
Gene Witham .... technical advisor
Bill Young Jr. .... aerial consultant

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115 min
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Near the end of the film, the phonetic alphabet phrase "Alpha Mike Foxtrot" is spoken over the radio. This is an abbreviation for "Adios Motherfucker", which is said over the radio by downed aircrews, when they know death or capture is imminent.See more »
Anachronisms: When Cole and Grafton are getting chewed out in Camparelli's office, after bombing sam city, there is a copy of Aircraft Carriers of the World next to the desk on the shelf. This book was not published until the 1980s.See more »
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 avoid being captured. And sir? We didn't hurt that crocodile. He was fine when we left.
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9 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
FOI, 29 June 2000
Author: crickets from anywhere, the planet

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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