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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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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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This was one of only three films that was released with the theatrical trailer for Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999). Many people paid admission to see the trailer and then walked out of the theater. See more »


While generally unrealistic, one flaw in the space-fighting is especially obvious. In several scenes the fighters can be seen starting from the Tiger's Claw very similar to modern jet-fighters starting off aircraft-carriers. This includes the slight drop shortly after leaving the ship. In space, and thus without gravity, the fighters should have started smoothly and in a straight line. See more »


Blair: My whole life, I've taken crap because I'm part Pilgrim. And I don't know why.
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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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