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Tactical Assault (1998)

Video  -  Action | Thriller  -  26 October 1999 (USA)
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A deranged Air Force pilot seeks to destroy the life of his former commander, who shot him down during the Gulf War to stop him from shooting on unauthorized and civilian targets.

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Jennifer Banning
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Dr. Baxter
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General Horace White
Barry Zetlin ...
AWACS Controller
Harri James ...
Enlisted Woman
Tam Logan ...
Lt. Conklin
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Maureen (as Wendy Benson)
Frank Moran ...
Irish Setter
Bruce Anderson ...
Lt. Roberts
Michael W. Mitchell ...
Hawk (as Mike Mitchell)
David Kadas ...
Dutchman
John Nadler ...
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A deranged Air Force pilot seeks to destroy the life of his former commander, who shot him down during the Gulf War to stop him from shooting on unauthorized and civilian targets. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Every war has its secrets. This one's about to explode.

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Action | Thriller

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Rated R for some language and violence | See all certifications »
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The truck used to carry the missiles (when Rutger climbs in) is a Romanian made military truck (DAC). See more »

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While holding the baby for a photo, the new General Banning's decorations included a Good Conduct medal. This is awarded only to enlisted personnel. A person promoted to General was most likely an Air Force Academy graduate and therefore it is unlikely he had any enlisted service. See more »

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O mio babbino caro
Composed by Giacomo Puccini (uncredited)
Performed by Kristin Pickett
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Dialogue generated by a "Speak & Spell".
8 March 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This movie is astonishingly poor. It was on television when I tuned in during an action scene and was chuckling away at the cheesy macho dialogue, waiting for Leslie Nielsen to appear. It took me a couple of minutes to realise that it wasn't actually a comedy, it was meant to be taken seriously. What has to be remembered is that somebody actually sat down and wrote this movie, and worse still - other people funded it and gave it the green light.

Rutger Hauer obviously doesn't read movie scripts before he signs up, either that or he has some seriously bad debts to pay.

Strangely, this film is so poor, that you find yourself staring at it, wondering how it actually got funded, and how a TV channel must have paid money for the rights to air it. The dialogue between hero and baddie whilst trying to shoot each other out of the sky is particularly painful, with dialogue sounding like it was generated by a Texas Intruments "Speak & Spell".

The Hollywood money machine at it's worst. Funny though.


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