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Flight of Black Angel (1991)

TV Movie  -   -  Action | Thriller  -  23 February 1991 (USA)
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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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Richard Dwyer
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Capt. Melissa Gaiter
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Sgt. Carter
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Harvey Glatman
Ed Williams ...
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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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23 February 1991 (USA)  »

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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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Highly recommended, taut storyline, great aerial dogfights
24 August 2003 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

Is it possible these days to tell a story -- a taut, relentless, no-fat-no-frills story -- in contemporary Hollywood? This 1991 effort by writer/director Jonathan Mostow reminds me of Steven Spielberg's "Duel" in its relentless pursuit of a linear take-no-prisoners storyline. No real characters, but who needs 'em? Let Merchant/Ivory wander through sanguine tepidity ... Mostow wants to grab you, must compel your attention -- he plies his craft for the MTV 15-second-attention-span generation.

I stumbled across this unknown gem flipping through cable stations one meandering Saturday afternoon, and immediately wondered why Hollywood hadn't discovered this amazing director. Then I searched IMDB and learned he recently finished directing "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines." Hmm ... guess he was only anonymous to me.

The aerial dogfights are simply great. The maniacal plan of the wacked-out Crazy Christian Crusader main character is riveting, and Mostow's script seems plausible in its attention to military technology detail.

Highly recommended.


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