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Black Eagle (1988)

R | | Action, Drama | May 1988 (USA)
One of the US Air Force's most modern tactical aircraft, an F-111 Aardvark with a new laser guidance system, crashes into the sea near Malta - a region where the Soviet forces are highly ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Ken Tani
... Andrei
Doran Clark ... Patricia Parker
... Father Joseph Bedelia
... Col. Vladimir Klimenko
... Dean Rickert
... Brian Tani
Shane Kosugi ... Denny Tani
... Natasha
... Capt. Valery
... Steve Henderson
Alfred Mallia ... Peter
Joe Quattromani ... Lino
Victor Bartolo ... Chief Insp. Borg
George Portelli ... Captain of Gorky
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One of the US Air Force's most modern tactical aircraft, an F-111 Aardvark with a new laser guidance system, crashes into the sea near Malta - a region where the Soviet forces are highly present, too. The CIA immediately sends out their best secret agent, Ken Tami, to salvage the system before it falls into enemy hands. To ensure his loyalty, they bring his two young sons to a nearby hotel on the island. Ken Tami's tough opponent is KGB agent Andrei. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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There are no enemies. There is no glory. This fight is one on one. See more »

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Águila negra  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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The boys playing Ken Tani's children really are Sho Kosugi's sons See more »

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At the end, when they sink the soviet ship, it is obviously a scale model being blown up. Seen particularly by the size of the waves in comparison to the "ship". See more »

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Referenced in Reason to Die (1990) See more »

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Literally so bad, it's good!
29 June 2010 | by See all my reviews

It's imperative that you approach this film in a mood to be amused by a movie so bad, so clichéd, that it's quite funny. This film is the cinematic equivalent of a quattro formaggio pizza, literally dripping with cheese. Van Damme features very little in the movie and when he does, its in such a banal villain stereotype that one just has to chuckle. His death cry almost sounds like a cry of relief.

And as for the script, it's pure corny laughs throughout...

"The unidentified aircraft has turned out to sea" "Get me the police!"

The police? It's like one of those farcical multiple choice quizzes for imbeciles. An unidentified aircraft is encroaching on your sovereign airspace, do you (A) lock anti-aircraft missiles on the bogey, (B) scramble air force interceptors or (C) call the police. Yeah, police - good call. They've been itching for a chance to use those rocket powered jet skis!

Yes folks, this movie is jammed packed with the best of the worst. Great, grimacing camp fun. Enjoy!


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