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Fire Birds (1990)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure | 25 May 1990 (USA)
Elite Apache helicopter pilots are tasked with destroying powerful armed drug cartels operating in South America.

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The U.S. Government is willing to help any country that requires help in ridding themselves of drugs with support from the Army. Unfortunately, the drug cartels have countered that offer by hiring one of the best air-combat mercenaries and have armed him with a Scorpion attack helicopter. The army decides to send in its best people from its Apache Air Combat school. But first they have to be taught how to fly air-to-air combat missions Written by Michael O'Keefe <epamok@epa.ericsson.se>

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Action | Adventure

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25 May 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Aguilas de fuego  »

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Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,358,761, 27 May 1990, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$14,760,451
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The enemy jet fighter is portrayed by a Swedish SAAB J 35F 'Draken' (Dragon). See more »

Goofs

An OH-58D (The helicopter flown by Sean Young's character) can not be flown single-pilot in the left seat. Many of the Mission-Related controls are only available to the Right-hand seat (Pilot-in-command seat.) See more »

Quotes

Jake Preston: Breaker, strawberry gum?
Breaker: No
Jake Preston: How about you, sir, strawberry gum?
Brad Little: [angrily] No!
Jake Preston: [dead pan] It's delicious?
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Chain Of Fools
Written by Don Covay (as Dan Covey)
Performed by Judson Spence
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
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Not as bad as all that!
8 April 2006 | by See all my reviews

This film is nowhere near as bad as people on here claim.

Alright, it's not original, and it's not accurate, but it's a fun way to spend an evening.

Not to mention the AWESOME performance from Tommy Lee Jones. He delivers line after line of cocky deadpan humour to perfection in this film.

If you are a Tommy Lee Jones fan, this film is a MUST see, as it has him at his very best. If you loved lines like "dammit, we've only got an inch of topsoil left!" in under siege, or the "Alright people, listen up, we have a fugitive on the loose!" speech from The Fugitive, you are going to love some of his stuff in this film.


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