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Gunnery Sgt. Zach Massin
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Lt. Dylan 'Raven' Massin
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Lt. Lori 'Dakota' Forrester
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Clarissa Massin (as Teri Thompson)
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Two marines, who are brothers, travel to the Persian Gulf to sort out an Iraqi terrorist situation. When one brother is shot down behind enemy lines, the other defies orders to rescue him. But a death squad of Iraqi soldiers is following close behind him... Written by Anonymous

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Lt. Dylan 'Raven' Massin: I got myself a souvenir, a nice hunk of metal.
Gunnery Sergeant Zach Massin: Clink!
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Cheap military actioner.
10 August 2015 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

When a rogue band of Iraqi soldiers begin an offensive close to the northern border, the US military sends in an aircraft carrier to monitor the situation. Brothers Zach & Dylan Massin, who both despise each other, are thrown together by fate. When Dylan's fighter jet is shot down over the hot zone, Zach (who is a Marine) goes in to rescue his brother & co-pilot.

Another of the numerous military-themed actioners from 1990s' B-grade studio Royal Oaks, Surface to Air is probably one of the weakest. The threat has not been properly written in – it is never clear why the Iraqi soldiers are doing in the area, with one scene suggesting that they were ordered to attack the area, while another contradicts this & suggests an attempted coup. But this pales in comparison to the generic plot given to it. Royal Oaks has probably had some kind of deal with the US military in order to make these films, judging by the sheer number they put out during the decade. Whatever the case, Surface to Air is pretty poor. The only thing that makes the film worth a once-over is probably the impressive stock footage of the military in action.


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