With personal crises and age weighing in on them, LAPD officers Riggs and Murtaugh must contend with deadly Chinese triads that are trying to free their former leaders out of prison and onto American soil.
Air America was the CIA's private airline operating in Laos during the Vietnam War, running anything and everything from soldiers to foodstuffs for local villagers. After losing his pilot's license, Billy Covington is recruited into it, and ends up in the middle of a bunch of lunatic pilots, gun-running by his friend Gene Ryack, and opium smuggling by his own superiors.Written by
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According to Wikipedia, "PepsiCo wanted the filmmakers to use a fictional soda, rather than show opium being refined at their abandoned factory. Therefore, the producers added a line about wondering if Pepsi knew what was going on." See more »
When the C123 comes to a halt after the crash at the Tango 7 Airstrip, a brief shot shows the main fuselage segment with the wrecked remains of the smaller blue/white plane that is crashed into it much later in the film. See more »
In the USA network version not only are most of the swears edited out, but also the reference to a "Jap" airstrip. The word "Jap", short for Japanese, was dropped due to fear of it possibly being interpreted as a racial slur. See more »
mel gibson and robert downey jr complement each other well in this simple comedy. it's not meant to be serious or tell a story, it's just there to make you feel good. together they bring off some great laughs.
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