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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Capt. Jason Sansky
Lt. Rosie Forbes
Lt. Obutu
Ken Bones ...
Richard Bellegarde
Lt. Hunter
Mark Powley ...
Lt. Polanski
David Fahm ...
Lt. Knight
Flight Boss (as Simon McCorkindale)


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 <>

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At the edge of our universe, all hell is about to break loose. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

12 March 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cesaret kanatlari  »

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Box Office


$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The voice of Merlin (listed as "?" in the credits) is Mark Hamill, who played Christopher Blair in the Wing Commander CD-ROM games. See more »


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 »


Blair: What happened?
Taggart: You just plotted a jump through a gravity well in under 10 seconds. The Navcom can't do that.
Maniac: That's not bad. I mean, that's not bad for the second best pilot in the Academy!
Taggart: YOU SHUT UP! Next time you don't follow my orders I dump you with the rest of the garbage, you got that? You plot a course for the Tiger Claw, Mr Blair.
Blair: Yes sir.
[Taggart leaves the cockpit]
Maniac: That guy's got a serious attitude problem.
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Crazy Credits

Voice of Merlin: ? See more »


Spun-off from Wing Commander III: Heart of the Tiger (1994) See more »


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Written by Chris Andrews, Ashley Bates
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A fine film
31 January 2001 | by (Leeds, UK) – See all my reviews

I thoroughly enjoyed this film. The graphics weren't up to say Episode1 standards, but were convincing enough (and I loved the raspy engine noise for the Rapiers). The acting was what I've come to expect from these younger American actors (as in good).

I'd say from an objective view point it's a good film. A bit lacking in certain areas, but certainly enjoyable.

I say "objective" simply because I have never been exposed to the hugely popular game series, so I was seeing this as a film, not as a spin off (in which case I'm sure it would come across worse, simply because when you're used to one set of actors portraying your favourite characters a new team will never fit the bill).

Overall not a bad way to spend my Wednesday evening.

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