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A young pilot plans a rescue mission when his father, an Air Force Colonel, is shot down over enemy territory and captured.

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Col. Charles 'Chappy' Sinclair
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Doug Masters
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Minister of Defense Col. Akir Nakesh
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Reggie
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Elizabeth Masters
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Tony
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Milo Bazen
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Knotcher
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Matthew 'Matt' Masters (as Bobby Jacoby)
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Katie
David Greenlee ...
Kingsley
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Col. Blackburn
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General Edwards (as Lance Le Gault)
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Col. Ted Masters
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Brillo
Rob Garrison ...
Packer
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Slappy
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Edward Thatcher
Jacque Lynn Colton ...
Hazel
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Joenie
Heather Haase ...
Tally (as Heather De Vore Haase)
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Amy
Kevin King ...
Farnsworth
Will Jeffries ...
Smiley
David Ward ...
Lt. Col. Kerns
Terry Wills ...
Tally's Dad
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Kingsley's Dad
Albert R. Schara ...
Principal
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Airman
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Flight Control Officer (as Michael Kehoe)
Steve Rabin ...
Air Policeman
Kevin Alyn Elders ...
Pilot (as Kevin Elders)
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Guard at Intelligence Center
Paul O'Brien Richards ...
Guard at Gate
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Intelligence Officer
Debbie Bloch ...
Family Friend
Roger Nolan ...
TV Reporter
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Marty
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Bilyad Guard (as Uri Gabriel)
David Menachem ...
Bilyad Officer
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Tower Official (as Yossi Shiloah)
Itzik Saydof ...
Tower Worker
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Il Kharem Soldier
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Harold (uncredited)
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Disclipinary panel colonel (uncredited)

Directed by

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Sidney J. Furie

Written by

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Kevin Alyn Elders ... (written by) (as Kevin Elders) &
Sidney J. Furie ... (written by)

Produced by

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Kevin Alyn Elders ... executive producer (as Kevin Elders)
Lou Lenart ... associate producer
Ron Samuels ... producer
Joe Wizan ... producer

Music by

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Basil Poledouris

Cinematography by

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Adam Greenberg ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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George Grenville

Editorial Department

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David Bartholomew ... assistant editor

Casting By

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Barbara Claman

Production Design by

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Robb Wilson King

Costume Design by

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Lesley Neufeld ... (as Leslie Nicholson)

Makeup Department

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Karen Kubeck ... makeup department head
Zivit Yakir ... makeup department head

Production Management

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Larry Powell ... unit production manager: aerial unit
Ted Zachary ... executive in charge of production (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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James W. Gavin ... second unit director: aerial unit
Larry Powell ... assistant director: aerial unit
Udi Yerushalmy ... assistant director / first assistant director: second unit
Stan Zabka ... second assistant director: aerial unit

Art Department

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Charles Stewart ... property master

Sound Department

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Eli Yarkoni ... sound mixer

Special Effects by

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Bruce D. Hayes ... special effects technician
Pini Klavir ... special effects coordinator
Bernardo F. Munoz ... special effects crew
Sandra Stewart ... special effects assistant
Circe Strauss ... special effects technician (as Jarn Heil)
Robert Calvert ... special effects (uncredited)

Stunts

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Bobby Angelle ... stunts
John Ashby ... stunts
Janet Brady ... stunts (as Janet S. Brady)
Deborah Bryan ... stunts (as Deborah Ann Bryan)
Doc Duhame ... stunts
Steve Hinton ... stunts (as Steven Hinton)
Chris Howell ... stunt coordinator / stunts
Keii Johnston ... stunts
Kevin Killingsworth ... stunts
Beth Nufer ... stunts (as Beth Nuffer)
Mic Rodgers ... stunts
Michael Runyard ... stunt coordinator (as Mike Runyard) / stunts (as Mike Runyard)
Art Scholl ... special aerial stunts: snake sequence / stunts
Keith Tellez ... stunts
Chuck Wentworth ... stunts
Koby Azarly ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Richard Foreman Jr. ... still photographer
Yoni Hamenachem ... still photographer
Douglas S. Holgate ... camera assistant
Jono Kouzouyan ... gaffer
Sam Nicholson ... aerial photographer
Jose Santiago ... grip
Ron N. Sill ... electrician
Rami Siman-Tov ... focus puller
Michael Uva ... best boy grip
Steve Venetis ... electrician
Brad Wood ... grip
Doug Wood ... key grip
Jack Yanekian ... best boy electric

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Lisa West ... costume assistant (uncredited)

Music Department

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Tom Boyd ... musician: oboe and English Horn / oboe soloist
Daniel J. Johnson ... co-music editor
Spencer Proffer ... music producer
Tim Sexton ... executive in charge of music (as Timothy R. Sexton)
Steven Scott Smalley ... orchestrator
James Thatcher ... musician: French horn
Dan Wallin ... music scoring mixer
Basil Poledouris ... conductor (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Billy G. Arter ... transportation coordinator
Michael W. Broomer ... driver

Other crew

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Curtis Collins ... production assistant
Lee Faulkner ... Product Placement
Karen Golden ... script supervisor
June Jordan ... stand-in
Michael G. Kehoe ... production assistant: Israel/Arizona/Los Angeles (as Michael Kehoe)
Solomon J. LeFlore ... production financing
Naomi Mayberg ... production coordinator: second unit
Sharon Perl-Collins ... assistant production accountant
James W. Gavin ... pilot (uncredited)
Steve Hinton ... pilot (uncredited)
Craig Miller ... marketing consultant (uncredited)
Art Scholl ... pilot: Cessna 152 (uncredited)
Chuck Wentworth ... pilot (uncredited)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

When Doug's father, an Air Force Pilot, is shot down by MiGs belonging to a radical Middle Eastern state, no one seems able to get him out. Doug finds Chappy, an Air Force Colonel who is intrigued by the idea of sending in two fighters piloted by himself and Doug to rescue Doug's father after bombing the MiG base. Their only problems: Borrowing two fighters, getting them from California to the Mediteranean without anyone noticing, and Doug's inability to hit anything unless he has music playing. Then come the minor problems of the state's air defenses. Written by John Vogel

Plot Keywords
Taglines Break the sound barrier. Break the speed barrier. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Aigle de fer (France)
  • Der stählerne Adler (Germany)
  • Águila de acero (Spain)
  • L'aquila d'acciaio (Italy)
  • Zelazny orzel (Poland)
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Runtime
  • 117 min
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Box Office

Opening Weekend United States $6,104,754, 19 Jan 1986

Did You Know?

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Trivia The character of Colonel Charles "Chappy" Sinclair was inspired by the real life U.S. Air Force General Daniel "Chappie" James, Jr. General Chappie James was a member of the famed all-black Tuskegee Airmen, and also flew fighter jets in the Korean War and the Vietnam War. He later became the first black four-star General in U.S. history. See more »
Goofs During the graduation scene where Doug is remembering flying with his dad, after they land, Doug's father, Colonel Masters is approached by a the guy he was flying with, a Major. During this scene, when Col. Masters is questioned by the Major about the maneuvers he saw and the music he heard, Col. Masters responds in a subservient manner and is the first to salute. A Colonel outranks a Major. The Major should always be the first to salute and should be the one to act subservient to the Colonel. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Into the Sun (1991). See more »
Soundtracks Iron Eagle (Never Say Die) See more »
Crazy Credits The credits are yellow over a blue background, as opposed to the normal white over a black background. See more »
Quotes [Doug sees what appear to be enemy planes on his radar coming head-on while trying to escape with his father]
Doug Masters: Dad, four more MiGs jumping us!
Col. Ted Masters: Pull up hard!
Maj. Dwight Smiley: This is Blue Leader, do you read?
Doug Masters: They're ours dad, they're American! Roger Blue Leader, I've got two bandits on my ass, can you assist?
Maj. Dwight Smiley: We were about to contact the aggressor and verify his intentions. Attention unidentified aircraft, this is Major Dwight Smiley of the United States Air Force, you are following one of our F-16s in international airspace, do you wish to engage?
[both MiGs break off]
Maj. Dwight Smiley: I didn't think so.
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