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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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25 May 1990 (USA)  »

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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

During the final battle with Stoller, Jake and his Apache are directly behind Stoller's Scorpion. However, the impacts from the Hydra rockets are squarely on the side of the Scorpion if it were perpendicular to the Apache. See more »

Quotes

Brad Little: Mr. Preston, this operation will be a failure if we all die!
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Referenced in Confessions of a Hollywood Stuntman (2014) See more »

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The Good Life
Written by David Young, Julius Robinson, Cindi Avent Robinson
Performed by Billy Trudel
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i was entertained
8 July 2008 | by See all my reviews

i actually enjoyed this movie,which is basically Top Gun with Apache helicopters.i don't think it was a great movie,but it was entertaining.sure there's some bad dialogue and the movie is pretty low key for its kind.the romance angle comes off as silly and unnecessary.but the flying sequences were OK.at least they could have been worse,and i have seen worse.the movie doesn't exactly stretch the acting talents of Nicolas Gage,Tommy Lee Jones,Sean Young,or anyone involved,for that matter.the story is not original,either.yet,like i mentioned earlier,i was entertained,and that's something.for me,Fire Birds is a 6/10


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