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Falcon Down (2001)

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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Captain Hank Thomas
Major Robert Carson
Harold Peters
Sharon Williams
Buzz Thomas
Roger the Rat
Roth Jankins
Sandra Robinson ...
Barbara Edwards (as Sandra Fergeson)
Natasha Roth ...
Alisia Edwards
Connie Eldridge
Que Kelly ...
Weapons Specialist
Captain Chow
Security Guard John
Bo Eason ...
Security Guard
Jeff Rank ...
Harmon Yaznah


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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12 February 2002 (USA)  »

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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 »


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


References First Blood (1982) See more »

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Exciting Thriller starring Dale Midkiff and William Shatner
28 April 2001 | by See all my reviews

First of all: the story with the „microwave - weapon' and the super - plane „Falcon' isn't very realistic in my opinion. But that doesn't really matter, because the rest of the story is mostly complex and logical. In fact I was afraid of seeing once again a film like „Land of the free' which was highly unrealistic, but that didn't happen. „Falcon Down' is exciting, there are many action scenes, but they are realistic. Furthermore the important thing about the movie is not boring fight scenes, but solid excitement and entertainment. The special effects , the shots of the plane and the explosions are well done and give a dark and mystique touch to the movie. Unfortunately all characters are full of cliches and they lack depth. The center of the film is Dale Midkiff and the excellent special effects, all the other actors have more or less minor roles. Midkiff plays the fired pilot very well and the cast is positively supported by the wonderful Jennifer Rubin. And William Shatner is just excellent as the strict and egoistic Major Carson. The „over - acting' Shatner is often blamed for will not be found in this movie. And another positive aspect: The music beautifully supports the excitement and is a joy for the ears. So: „Falcon Down' is an exciting and entertaining Thriller and is besides of „Miss Congeniality' and „Free Enterprise' one of the best movies Shatner has acted in since „Star Trek Generations'. It is a pity that the movie hasn't been published in the USA yet but I'm sure here in Germany it will be a success.

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