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Iron Eagle II (1988)

General Chappy Sinclair assembles a joint U.S.- Soviet strike team to take out a rogue middle eastern nuclear base.

Director:

Sidney J. Furie

Writers:

Kevin Alyn Elders (characters) (as Kevin Elders), Sidney J. Furie (characters) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Louis Gossett Jr. ... Charles 'Chappy' Sinclair
Mark Humphrey ... Capt. Matt Cooper
Stuart Margolin ... Gen. Stillmore
Alan Scarfe ... Col. Vardovsky
Sharon Brandon Sharon Brandon ... Valeri Zuyeniko (as Sharon H. Brandon)
Maury Chaykin ... Sgt. Downs
Colm Feore ... Yuri Lebanov
Clark Johnson ... Graves
Jason Blicker ... Hickman
Jesse Collins Jesse Collins ... Maj. Bush
Mark Ivanir ... Balyonev
Uri Gavriel ... Georgi Koshkin
Neil Munro Neil Munro ... Edward Strappman
Douglas Sheldon ... Sergei Demitriev
Azaria Rapaport Azaria Rapaport ... Stepanov
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Storyline

Chappy Sinclair is called to gather together a mixed Soviet/U.S. strike force that will perform a surgical strike on a massively defended nuclear missile site in the Middle East. Chappy finds that getting the Soviet and U.S. Pilots to cooperate is only the most minor of his problems as he discovers someone in the Pentagon is actively sabotaging his mission. As they begin their assault, Chappy finds that a nuclear strike has been ordered should they fail, which will catch his forces on the ground next to ground zero. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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The wild blue yonder is about to get wilder. See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama | Romance | War

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Canada | Israel

Language:

English | Russian

Release Date:

11 November 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Iron Eagle II: The Battle Beyond the Flag See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,530,016, 13 November 1988, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$10,497,324
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Uri Gavriel appeared in Iron Eagle (1986) as a Prison Guard. See more »

Goofs

The Soviet BMP-5's are actually M113 armored personnel carriers with a mock turret and missile rack added on. See more »

Quotes

Sinclair: Those fools in the tower know exactly what they're doing which is more than I can say for you bunch of idiots.
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The title of the film is not shown on screen during the opening credits. See more »

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References Conan the Barbarian (1982) See more »

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Where'd the fun go?
30 January 2009 | by stoney24See all my reviews

What do you do when you're a young director with a hit on your hands? You go off and direct a flop like Superman IV. Then you get talked into doing a needless sequel to your big hit, only a few years ago. Well that's what happened to Sidney J. Furie. In an attempt to tell a more serious, or adult story Furie reject everything about the first film that made it work. Instead he chose to take all the fun out of the film with in the first few minutes of the picture. The first film was more of a Teen movie, it stood out because of that fact. It was fun and energetic, but this one is dry and slow. As a stand alone film, it's sort of boring. As part of the Iron Eagle franchise, it's down right depressing. First it's about the US and Russia teaming up on a mission to stop some terrorist from launching a nuclear bomb, but it never really is clear why one or the other can't just take on the mission by themselves. The characters seem either cardboard flat, or outright dumb. The biggest mistake they make is the under use of Louis Gossett Jr. His character doesn't seem to really have a place, except standing around and barking orders. He never seems to have the same energy as he did in the first film. The ending was fine, if not reminiscent of Star Wars. The contrived Love story didn't work at all for me, it felt like they were again trying to take the story into more adult territory and in that lost the point of what makes the first one so good...


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