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Wing Commander (1999)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi  |  12 March 1999 (USA)
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Blair, a fighter pilot, joins an interstellar war to fight the evil Kilrathi who are trying to destroy the universe.

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Flight Boss (as Simon McCorkindale)
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Storyline

In the mid-27th century, the Terran Confederation is at war with the felinoid Kilrathi Empire. After destroying a Terran base, the Kilrathi have seized a NAVCOM unit with the hyperspace jump coordinates to Earth. With Terran reinforcements scheduled to arrive two hours after the Kilrathi hit Earth, it falls upon the starfighter carrier TCS Tiger Claw to keep the Kilrathi busy. Written by Jeff Cross <blackjac_1998@yahoo.com>

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Rated PG-13 for sexual references and sci-fi action/violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

12 March 1999 (USA)  »

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Cesaret kanatlari  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,114,365 (USA) (12 March 1999)

Gross:

$11,576,087 (USA) (28 May 1999)
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Trivia

It's not so surprising that Chris Roberts make his directorial debut with this film, seeing as he created the five Wing Commander games that preceded it. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Devereaux verifies Taggart rank on rapier console, the rapier communicates with the Tiger Claw to verify code punched in. The Tiger Claw was in Radiation field preventing any communications according to Rosie. See more »

Quotes

Blair: My whole life, I've taken crap because I'm part Pilgrim. And I don't know why.
Taggart: Sit down. You're one of the last descendants of a dying race. Pilgrims were the first space explorers and sailors. For five centuries they defied the odds. They embraced space, and for that, they were rewarded with a flawless sense of direction. They could feel magnetic fields created by quasars and black holes, negotiate singularities, navigate not just the stars, but space-time itself.
Blair: Like a Navcom AI?
Taggart: No no, ...
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Great World War 2 flick in space
13 March 1999 | by (Phoenix Arizona) – See all my reviews

I was pleasantly surprised by this movie after reading the bad prior reviews. It is a good combat science fiction movie. The special effects were really good considering the budget of the film. The acting was decent, and the story was well written. The only problem I had was the poor effects of the Kilrathi, they did not look good at all. Fans of the wing commander games should go see this movie with an open mind. No Mark Hammil, but the movie is not any lesser with him missing. See this film, you will like it. 10/10


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