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Falcon Down (2001)

R  |   |  Action, Thriller, Sci-Fi  |  12 February 2002 (USA)
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U.S. Air force officer Hank Thomas attempts to expose a military cover-up after a civiian airliner crashes.

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Captain Hank Thomas
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Major Robert Carson
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Harold Peters
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Sharon Williams
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Buzz Thomas
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Roger the Rat
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Roth Jankins
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Barbara Edwards (as Sandra Fergeson)
Natasha Roth ...
Alisia Edwards
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Connie Eldridge
Que Kelly ...
Weapons Specialist
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Captain Chow
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Security Guard John
Bo Eason ...
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Jeff Rank ...
Harmon Yaznah
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Three years after Hank Thomas was thrown out of the air force because his best friend was killed in a military experiment/exercise led by Major Carson who caused the crash of TWA flight 800, he is approached by a group of CIA agents led by Harold Peters and Sharon Williams and Carson. They tell him that a microwave beam weapon killed his friend and those on TWA flight 800 and has now been attached to a super-sonic fighter plane called the Flacon. The falcon project has just been canceled by the military and the company that built it plans to steal it from its base at Area 51 and then sell it to the Chinese for $10 billion and that they need Hank's help to steal the plane and fly it to Alaska to have it dismantled before the company steals it. Hank and the CIA agents are secretly parachuted into Area 51 and in a gun battle get to the Falcon's hanger and steal it. But soon the Air Force is in pursuit as the plane makes its way to Alaska and events make Hank realize that the four CIA ... Written by timdalton007

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »
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The design of the Falcon is very close to that of the U.S. Air Force experimental XB-70 Valkyrie supersonic bomber. The actual project was abandoned after the loss of one of the prototypes in an accident. See more »

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TWA flight 800 had "Trans World" on the side of the 747, not "Trans Global" as seen in the film. See more »

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References First Blood (1982) See more »

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Not quite a barf...
21 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Being a huge science fiction fan I picked this movie to balance out my wife's romantic comedy pick. Ironically, in spite of all the expectations of a terrible B grade movie, I was pleasantly surprised in some areas. OK, so there was a laughable storyline. Was this a blatant ripoff of that terrible 70's movie FIREFOX with Clint Eastwood? And if so, why would anybody choose to ripoff such a disaster to begin with? Dale Midkiff couldn't act his way out of a paperbag, much less this movie. The CGI special effects were embarrassingly bad and were barely a step above 1950's Buck Roger's flying saucers. BUT here's the good stuff. Judd Nelson is actually pretty good in this film. Maybe I'm so used to seeing him in his typical schoolboy role, but he really does a reasonable convincing job as the conspirator. And any opportunity to watch William Shatner is always good. The set design was surprisingly good for a movie that probably didn't have much for sets. A very interesting design for the flight deck, especially from an aircraft buff like myself. And a nice design for the aircraft itself, reminiscent of the old Valkyrie experimental airplanes that were mothballed by the airforce after a few disastrous test flights.


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