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 ...
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Lt. Hunter
Mark Powley ...
Lt. Polanski
David Fahm ...
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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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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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Did You Know?


The Rapier fighters are built out of English Electric Lightning fuselages, not out of MiG-21 fuselages as sometimes stated. 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 »


[Explaining why no one mentions the names of dead pilots]
Angel: Let me give you a reality check. In all likelihood you're going to die out here. We're all going to die out here, but none of us need to be reminded of that fact. So you die, you never existed. Understand?
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Okay, I'll Come Clean...
22 December 1999 | by (Kansas City, MO, USA) – See all my reviews

I finally gave into my curiosity and rented "Wing Commander" last night... and I found myself kinda... you know... liking it.

It is NOT great cinema or great science fiction -- everyone likes to climb all over this movie for scientific errors and not being close enough to the Wing Commander games. Well, scientific inaccuracies don't bug me (I'm an English major!), and I never played the Wing Commander game. Maybe that's the secret to enjoying this movie -- if you take it completely on its (meager) merits, it's not all that bad. It's nowhere near as good as classics like "Star Wars" or even somewhat similar films like "The Last Starfighter" or "Starship Troopers," but it entertained me. I dunno, sometimes you don't need your horizons challenged, you just want to sit back and watch aliens get blow'd up real good, you know?

I consider this a guilty pleasure.

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