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Airborne (1998)

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Bill McNeil heads a black ops team called "Mach 1" called in to retrieve a cannister of deadly viral agent which was stolen from the government by an arms dealer. The team retrieve the ... See full summary »

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Bill McNeil
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Mr. Samuels
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Ron Simpson
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Video Technician #1
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Yoav Dekelbaum ...
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Don Allison ...
Scientist
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Cop #1
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Bill McNeil heads a black ops team called "Mach 1" called in to retrieve a cannister of deadly viral agent which was stolen from the government by an arms dealer. The team retrieve the weapon but the team is setup. Bill knows a traitor is behind things. Written by Anonymous

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Airborne - Bete, dass sie nicht landen!  »

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Climax scene used tanks and actual military crews from nearby Canadian Forces Base See more »

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When McNeil, and Gemmel are retrieving the Virus from the storage area. It shows an exterior shot of Gemmel using what looks like a laser pointer to cut the hatch of the virus storage unit. The exterior shot shows her just tracing a circle very fast around the edge of the hatch with no smoke, or evidence of the laser cutting the metal. Yet the interior shot that they keep jumping to shows the circle being cut slower. It also shows not only smoke, but burning metal as would be seen when using a cutting torch. See more »

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Horrendous enough as a parody, until you realize they're serious!
18 March 2000 | by (New Jersey) – See all my reviews

A friend picked up this film as a video rental, believing from the title and cover description that "Airborne" would be a moderate-to-bad exercise of the genre. This assumption was egregiously over generous; this movie is a pathetic, lamentable and completely, indeed, insultingly bad. Borrowing cliches from over a dozen previous movies, it apparently was shot over three days in various vacant spaces in Canada with a cast of about six. After the first ten minutes it ceased to be funny, as awfully bad movies sometimes are, and quickly devolved instead into a grotesque vanity piece for Steve Guttenburg, who after abandoning his Police Academy persona has attempted to recast himself as a tough-guy action hero. He succeeds only in looking as though he is portraying a Bruce Willis character at a bad Halloween costume party. From the overused and lame opening premise (an "elite" secret commando team, complete with code names and specializations typed in over their frozen images after the movie has commenced) to the painfully banal plot contrivances and thoroughly predictable sequences, the whole thing is a complete and utter waste of time, save perhaps as a catalogue of stolen characterizations, premises, and even dialogue from other films. Did Guttenberg actually believe anyone would buy him as a Willis clone? The production values and sets make this movie resemble a bad eighth grade media project more than the straight-to-video debacle it evidently was. Most laughable was the stock footage of tanks and other military apparatus ostensibly mobilizing to shut down the airport in the final climactic scene which were then nowhere in sight as Guttenberg/Willis struggles to save the world from a stolen secret biological warfare virus, stolen by (guess who?- the head of his own secret agency!- Maybe he should have tried to imitate Tom Cruise if he was stealing the plot of Mission Impossible). This movie is so bad it's not even worth the unintended laughs. Maybe it's time for Police Academy 15, Steve?


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