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)


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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While the Tigerclaw is hiding from the Kilrathi, the crew is cautioned to be very quiet. Sound does not travel through space, so the crew could blare rock music from every speaker at full volume and the Kilrathi wouldn't hear it even if their ship were five feet away. See more »


[Blair is sitting in the cockpit of a parked Rapier fighter on the flight deck]
Angel: Two Dralthis on your tail. One above, one below. You got five, maybe ten seconds. Clock's ticking, what do you do?
Blair: Simple. I go vertical and inverted, do a 180 at full throttle, apply brakes and drop in behind them.
Angel: Bang, you're dead. Not fast enough. Dralthis are too quick, particularly in a climb. You've just taken a missle up your tailpipe. OK, let's reverse the situation, you're locked on a Dralthi, it goes ...
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Not bad, not bad at all.
5 August 1999 | by (California, USA) – See all my reviews

First of all, I avoided this movie when it was first released because of the bad reviews. I never played the game so I had no idea what to expect.

I should know better...

I saw this movie for the first time on DVD, sat down with a low expectation, and cranked up my Dolby Digital 5.1 sound system. Was I ever BLOWN away! It was more than I expected and the characters were not as "forgettable" as some critics said. I found the performances of Tcheky Kanyo (Paladin) and David Warner (Admiral Tolwyn) were memorable. Saffron Burrows (Angel) was great, except that she handled her "crisis" at the end rather badly. But overall the movie was a treat. I would recommend it for anyone to at least rent this and check it out!

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