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Flight of Black Angel -- A US Air Force pilot steals a nuclear bomb and sets off on what he believes is a divine mission against an American city.
Flight of Black Angel -- 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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23 February 1991 (USA) See more »
A US Air Force pilot steals a nuclear bomb and sets off on what he believes is a divine mission against an American city. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Peter Strauss ... Lt. Col. Matthew Ryan

William O'Leary ... Capt. Eddie Gordon
James O'Sullivan ... Col. Bill Douglas

K Callan ... Mrs. Gordon
Michele Pawk ... Valerie Dwyer
Michael Keys Hall ... Richard Dwyer
Ben Rawnsley ... Mr. Gordon

Marcus Chong ... Dragonfly
Jerry Bossard ... Bulldog

Patricia Sill ... Capt. Melissa Gaiter

Kim Robillard ... Sgt. Carter

James Henriksen ... Harvey Glatman
Ed Williams ... Dispatcher

Michael Gregory ... Falcon One

Rodney Eastman ... Bobby Gordon
Clinton Archambault ... Cougar
Lee Ryan ... Detective

John Prosky ... Controller

Martha Hackett ... Nurse

Scott Menville ... Teen in Store

Rick Johnson ... MP

Ashley Clark ... James Dwyer
Jessica Clark ... James Dwyer

George Fisher ... Sheriff
Steven D. Simpson ... Deputy
Beverlyann Van Himbergen ... Technician
Patricia Sansone ... Paramedic (as Pat Sansone)
John D. Brancato ... Clerk (as John Brancato)
Barry Zetlin ... Doctor
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Gary Kent ... The General (uncredited)

Directed by
Jonathan Mostow 
Writing credits
John D. Brancato (story) (as Henry Dominic) &
Michael Ferris (story) (as Henry Dominic) &
Jonathan Mostow (story)

John D. Brancato (screenplay) (as Henry Dominic) &
Michael Ferris (screenplay) (as Henry Dominic)

Produced by
John D. Brancato .... associate producer (as John Brancato)
Danielle Doty .... executive producer
Michael Ferris .... associate producer
Michael C. Green .... executive producer
Oliver G. Hess .... producer
Kevin M. Kallberg .... producer
Earnest Sheldon Jr. .... associate producer
Cristen Carr Strubbe .... co-producer (as Cristen M. Carr)
Original Music by
Richard Marvin  (as Rick Marvin)
Cinematography by
Lee Redmond 
Film Editing by
Barry Zetlin 
Casting by
Carol Lewis 
Production Design by
Stuart Blatt 
Art Direction by
Randy Eriksen 
Set Decoration by
Laura Settlemier 
Costume Design by
Gini Kramer 
Makeup Department
René Dashiell Kerby .... makeup assistant (as Rene D. Kerby)
Erin Koplow .... makeup department head (as Erin C. Brasfield)
Craig McEwen .... assistant makeup artist
Production Management
Leslie Rowan .... unit manager
Cristen Carr Strubbe .... production manager (as Cristen M. Carr)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Chris Auer .... second assistant director
Jonathan Meizler .... first assistant director
Steven D. Simpson .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Marcie Begleiter .... storyboard artist (as Marcy Dale Begleiter)
Paul Berglund .... set dresser
Randy Eriksen .... property master
David McKlveen .... construction coordinator
Debbie Nelson .... art department assistant
Doug Purgason .... set dresser
Kim Wielinski .... set dresser (as Kimberly L. Weilinski)
Sound Department
Sarah Brady .... adr editor
John Brasher .... sound re-recording mixer
Mark Cookson .... sound effects editor
José Antonio García .... boom operator: process unit (as Jose A. Garcia)
Adriane Marfiak .... sound effects editor
Bruce Murphy .... stereo sound consultant
Lars Nelson .... sound re-recording mixer
Mark Petersen .... sound effects editor
Jeff Porrello .... boom operator
Doug Reed .... foley editor
Jeffrey L. Sandler .... supervising sound effects editor
Bearin Santos .... sound transferer
Rick Waddell .... sound mixer
David M. Weishaar .... sound re-recording mixer (as Dave Weishaar)
Special Effects by
Tassilo Baur .... special effects: process unit
Kelly Kerby .... aerial pyrotechnician
Thaine Morris .... aerial pyrotechnician (as Thain R. Morris)
Joe Viskocil .... firearm effects (as Joeseph Viskocil)
Visual Effects by
Richard Booth .... miniatures coordinator
Donald Hansard Sr. .... process coordinator
Robert Hansard .... process engineer
Charlie McIntyre .... special effects model builder
Camera and Electrical Department
Waide R. Allen .... key grip (as Waide Allen)
Michael Barrere .... key grip: aerial unit (as Michel Barrere)
Jim Carr .... still photographer: aerial unit
Louie Escobar .... best boy electric: aerial unit
Lachlin Corby Hillburn .... camera intern
Lachlin Corby Hillburn .... camera loader
Steven Kline .... first assistant camera
Kevin Kuhn .... first assistant camera: aerial unit
Jean-Pierre Marangokis .... grip: aerial unit (as Jean Pierre Marangakis)
Gray Marshall .... second assistant camera
Greg Maselli .... grip: process unit
Joseph Montgomery .... additional photographer: Las Vegas
Michael Murray .... best boy electric
Terry O'Deen .... electrician
Mark Pickens .... key grip: process unit (as Mark W. Pickens)
Vince Rapini .... best boy grip: process unit (as Vincent Rapini)
Rick Rolnick .... gaffer: aerial unit
David Rozicki .... electrician: process unit
Steve Savage .... key grip: aerial unit
Josh Spring .... gaffer
George Steward .... best boy grip: aerial unit (as George W. Steward)
George Steward .... third grip (as George W. Steward)
Bruce Swift .... best boy grip
Gary Tachell .... second assistant camera: aerial unit
Mark Tamny .... second assistant camera: aerial unit
Tracy Turner .... still photographer
Casting Department
Doug Lambert .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kelly White .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Richard Boehm .... first assistant editor
Lauri Brown .... assistant editor
Linn Harter .... assistant editor
Cindy Lipka .... apprentice editor
Cheryl Miller .... apprentice editor
Music Department
Dan Carlin Sr. .... music editor
Sandy DeCrescent .... music contractor
Kathy Durning .... music editor (as Cathy Durning)
John Richards .... score engineer
Ken Thorne .... orchestrator
Tony Volante .... score engineer
Transportation Department
Bryan Birge .... driver
Joseph Corso .... driver (as Josheph Albert Corso)
Geno Hart .... transportation coordinator
Peter Sebring .... transportation captain
Leo Stefanos .... driver
Jeff van Ess .... driver
Other crew
Rick Armenteros .... technical assistant
Carmen Bailey .... production assistant
Vikki Barrett .... craft service (as Vickie Brinkkord)
Paula M. Bass .... production assistant (as Paula M. Hammerel)
Paula M. Bass .... production coordinator: aerial unit (as Paula M. Hammerel)
Thomas Bridwell .... craft service: process unit
Richard Brooks Burton .... technician: aerial unit, Phototronics Inc. (as Richard Burton)
Cheryl Cain .... production assistant: aerial unit
Edwin Cook .... super looping
Linda Cook .... super looping
Lowell Corpash .... set medic
Tom Costan .... repair engineer
Tim Dornberg .... super looping
Colleen Dunn .... production secretary
Liam Durkin .... production assistant: aerial unit
Liam Durkin .... stand-in
Sharyn Elman .... production secretary: process unit
Cynthia Fairchild .... assistant: Mr. Mostow
David Falicki .... set medic
Karen Fisher .... location manager
William John Gabel III .... assistant location scout
Spencer Garrett .... cockpit communications: process unit
Jim Gatherum .... production assistant
Steve Gehrke .... script supervisor (as Steven Gehrke)
Dan Grey .... pilot
Garland Hamilton .... pilot
Dan Harris .... production assistant: aerial unit
Dan Harris .... production assistant: process unit
Steve Housewright .... location scout
Elizabeth Jones .... assistant: Mr. Mostow
Laura la Mastro .... key set production assistant: aerial unit
Heather Leavitt .... projectionist
Steven Meizler .... production assistant
David Povall .... super looping
Michael Rabb .... production assistant: aerial unit
Jon Rice .... technical assistant
Richard Rollins .... production assistant: process unit
Kristy Royall .... production office intern
Earnest Sheldon Jr. .... technical advisor (as Capt. Earnest Sheldon Jr.)
Leo Stefanos .... production assistant: process unit
Susie Thompson .... production coordinator: process unit
Ron Weiss .... pilot
Barbara Yarborough .... studio teacher
Chuck Hood .... special thanks (as Chuck Hood Producers Airforce)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Devil's Flight" - Japan (English title)
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Rated R for violence.
115 min
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Continuity: When Valerie tries to call the local sheriff by CB radio, she's interrupted after saying "This is Valerie Dwyer. We saw something on the road--." Yet a police report of the call seen later omits her name, which she gave, and includes the information she didn't get to: it says "FEMALE VOICE GIVING INFORMATION REGARDING LANDING OF UNIDENTIFIED AIRCRAFT."See more »
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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References Targets (1968)See more »


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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Highly recommended, taut storyline, great aerial dogfights, 24 August 2003
Author: karmakelli ( from Los Angeles, CA

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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