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Flight of Black Angel (1991)

A US Air Force pilot steals a nuclear bomb and sets off on what he believes is a divine mission against an American city.

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Lt. Col. Matthew Ryan
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Capt. Eddie Gordon
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Col. Bill Douglas
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Mrs. Gordon
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Valerie Dwyer
Michael Keys Hall ...
Richard Dwyer
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Capt. Melissa Gaiter
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Sgt. Carter
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Harvey Glatman
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Falcon One
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Bobby Gordon
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A top US Air Force fighter pilot decides that his call sign of Black Angel means that he's a messenger of God. Freely committing murders as he goes, he steals a nuclear weapon and his plane. Taking a family hostage to help him, he works on bypassing the bomb's security lockouts so he can use it on the most sinful of American cities. Written by Anonymous

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William O' Leary went on to play fighter pilot "Dead Meat" in Hot Shots! (1991). See more »

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Gaiter's screen shows that 4 Sidewinder and 2 Sparrow missiles are being ordered for Gordon's Mirage III, in addition to bombs. The Mirage III can't carry that many weapons, as it only has 5 hard points. Nevertheless, Gordon's onboard display has icons for 11 weapons. He actually fires more of them than that, but the display does not count down consistently. Also, when when we actually see Gordon's plane it always seems to be carrying just 2 Sidewinders, and every time we see him fire one, it's one on the left. See more »

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Col. Bill Douglas: What makes you think he's heading for Las Vegas?
Col. Matt Ryan, Callsign Ringleader: Are you willing to gamble he isn't?
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Surprisingly good
15 October 2000 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

Before he had the big budget of U-571, director Jonathan Mostow proved back in 1991 that he has what it takes to create a gripping movie. I rented this because I was writing a screenplay with a similar premise. The aerial combat sequences here are just as -- if not more so -- thrilling as anything in TOP GUN. I wish they would have got someone else to play Cpt. Gordon aka "Black Angel" -- still, the thesp gets across a spooky desperation. The script doesn't fully explain his motivation, but it's clear he has some kind of God-complex. Peter Strauss is also believable as the Mentor.

If you like military or doomsday thrillers, this is worth a rent or watching on cable.

Also of note: screenwriters John Brancato and Mike Ferris (THE NET, THE GAME) are billed as assoc. producers, though I don't know what their role in the production was.


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