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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Bernard ...
Maj. Todd 'Maniac' Marshall (as Tom Wilson)
1st Lt. Velina Sosa
Elizabeth Barondes ...
Col. Tamara 'Panther' Farnsworth (as Elizabeth Barones)
Chief Technician Robert 'Pliers' Sykes
Capt. Hugh Paulsen

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It is several years after the end of mankind's war against the Kilrathi. Col. Christopher Blair is called back into active duty by the Terran Confederation to help stop acts of terrorism that appear to be taking place against Confed by Border Worlds forces. But it soon becomes clear that the enemy may not be them at all when Blair and several of his friends defect to Border Worlds forces to try to find out who the real culprits are and to prevent the Confederation and the Border Worlds from entering into the chaos of an intergalactic war.... Written by Michael Ducharme <>

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February 1996 (USA)  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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Whereas the video inserts for Wing Commander III had been shot on video in front of a green screen to color key the actors into computer generated sets, Wing IV was shot on film using real sets on a sound stage at Ren-Mar Studios in Hollywood. See more »


Maniac and Vagabond don't wear any medal ribbons on their Confed uniforms, when in the previous game they did. Yet Blair still does, the same amount as he had before (3). Eisen and Tolwyn also have medals, each a slightly higher amount than they did before. See more »


Maniac: [the young officers are all starstruck by Blair, who is famous for ending the Kilrathi war] All hail, the mighty Heart of Tiger! You know, you're not the only war hero in Confed, I've taken out more cats than most ships' entire attachments. Do I get the red carpet treatment? No, I carry my own duffel bag, I don't go schmoozing with the Admiral.
[in a fawning voice]
Maniac: Admiral Tolwyn, Tolwyn, Tol... has he said anything about me?
Blair: You haven't heard? He couldn't stop talking about you, Maniac.
Maniac: What?
Blair: ...
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Spin-off Wing Commander Academy (1996) See more »

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Greatness only gets better!!
1 September 2002 | by (Modesto, CA, USA) – See all my reviews

Wing Commander III: Heart Of The Tiger was quite a new and unique video gaming experience. It combined the graphics and playability of a video game with the sensibilities, style, drama, and live-action performers of any Hollywood movie. And, guess what? It worked, to great effect! So, how do you improve upon perfection itself? Simple. You make everything bigger, better, and, in the case of the live-action elements, more realistic and film-like! First off, let's talk about the live-action. WC3's live-action scenes simply had the actors and actresses filmed against green-screen. The CGI-created sets were added later on in post-production. Because of this process, the film camera had to be locked down to the studio floor all of the time. In other words, the live-action scenes had no camera-movements whatsoever. In Wing Commander IV: The Price Of Freedom, director Chris Roberts has taken care of both of these minor problems by fully utilizing real, and in some cases impressive, sets this time. He sure uses his newfound camera-movements to great effect, too. He zooms in and out on his actors, he pans all around his sets in some shots, he follows his actors around the sets using hand-held cameras. He even threw in a few dolly and crane shots just for fun. He also knows a good thing when he sees it, too, because he managed to bring back almost all of the actors who were in WC3, including Mark Hamill, Thomas F. Wilson, Malcolm McDowell, and the great John Rhys-Davies. If you enjoyed Wing Commander III, then chances are you'll enjoy Wing Commander IV just as well, or maybe even more! It is currently available for both PC and PlayStation. I personally would recommend the PlayStation version, since the graphics and live-action video are much more cleaner and clearer than the PC version. Buy this game, and have fun! That's an order, Colonel!

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