A Navy navigator is shot down over enemy territory and is ruthlessly pursued by a secret police enforcer and the opposing troops. Meanwhile his commanding officer goes against orders in an attempt to rescue him.
An ex-marine returns to Vietnam when he learns his former mercenary partner whom he thought was killed is being held by a sadistic general. Contains extreme violence, including torture, and... See full summary »
Thomas Ian Griffith,
Fighter navigator Chris Burnett wants out: he was looking for something more than the boring recon missions he's been flying. He finds himself flying the lone Christmas day mission over war-torn Bosnia. But when he talks pilot Stackhouse into flying slightly off-course to check out an interesting target, the two get shot down. Burnett is soon alone, trying to outrun a pursuing army, while commanding officer Reigert finds his rescue operation hamstrung by politics, forcing Burnett to run far out of his way. Written by
Jon Reeves <firstname.lastname@example.org>
In response to Lt. Burnett's request to leave the Navy, Admiral Reigart (Gene Hackman) asks him what he's going to do .. "are you gonna fly commercial jets? .. troll the friendly skies in a bus?" "Fly the friendly skies" is a slogan of United Airlines; in the 1990's, Hackman was the principal voice-over artist for United. See more »
The PA system on the US Navy cruiser announces an EDT of "2130 this evening."
No sailor past his second week in boot camp would have said that. See more »
One of the worst cases of one sided propaganda I've ever seen. Hitler was a madman all right, but at least he had excellent Leni Riefenstahl doing quality propaganda films for him... I don't think most of you heard of her- no she's not the one who has shown her breast on Super Bowl nor one of Jerry Springer's guests- try Google...
For reality purposes makers of this crap could have at least used proper Serbians to play themselves (ie bad guys). Instead they used actors speaking "Serbian" with Croatian accent - how ridiculous. Or maybe it isn't so ridiculous since film's objectives are not too subtle anyway - showing US as a peace loving nation:))) Cheap propaganda. BEL very much supports stereotypes we (ie Europeans) have about US film and art (and about average US citizen). Very very sad.
BTW one of the commentators on this list said SOMALIANS (instead of Serbians:)))... I guess it makes no difference whatsoever who GOOD GUYS are fighting against (if it is Serbians, Somalis, Argentineans or extra-terrestrial forces:) in US film as long as they stay brave and peace-loving...
And for those talking about "good action" and "great effects" in the film - FYI films were originally about ART and hidden messages to audience. I saw none here.
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