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.
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>
As Master Chief O'Malley (David Keith) leads Lieutenant Burnett (Owen Wilson) to see Admiral Reigart (Gene Hackman), Burnett asks him if he caught the University of Tennessee's football game the previous Saturday. O'Malley replied, "I don't know anything, Lieutenant." Keith graduated from the University of Tennessee. See more »
When Burnett is waving down the truck to stop you can see the skid marks already on the ground from previous takes. See more »
The UK theatrical version had one dialogue substitution (removal of a single use of the word "fuck") to secure the "12" rating. For the DVD/video release, this substitution was waived by the BBFC. See more »
We Wish You a Merry Christmas
Arranged and Performed by Johnny Reno
Courtesy of June St. Entertainment/Menthol Records See more »
Not bad at all...
This is one of those movies that I would see at the DVD shop and not buy it. Why, because I have not heard of it from the media. But because I have a pay for view movie channel it was played.
Verdict? Not bad at all. The story is no Shakespeare, but it is pretty good for an action movie. I was impressed with the two main actors and how they acted their roles. What I especially liked about the movie is the mixing of really interesting effects with a story. This movie reminds a bit of Crimson Tide or Enemy of the State and if you did like those movies then you will like this one.
I think the critique of this movie is a bit over the top.
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