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Flight of the Intruder (1991)

During the air war over Vietnam, a U.S. Navy A-6 Intruder bomber pilot schemes with a hardened veteran to make an unauthorized air strike on Hanoi.

Director:

John Milius

Writers:

Stephen Coonts (novel), Robert Dillon (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Danny Glover ... Commander Frank Camparelli
Willem Dafoe ... Lt. Cmdr. Virgil Cole
Brad Johnson ... Lt. Jake' Cool Hand' Grafton
Rosanna Arquette ... Callie
Tom Sizemore ... Boxman
J. Kenneth Campbell ... Lt. Cmdr. 'Cowboy' Parker
Jared Chandler Jared Chandler ... Lt. J.G. Jack 'Razor' Barlow
Dann Florek ... Mad Jack
Madison Mason ... 'Cag'
Ving Rhames ... McRae
Christopher Rich ... Lt. J.G. Morgan McPherson
Douglas Roberts ... Guffy
Scott N. Stevens Scott N. Stevens ... Hardesty (as Scott Newton Stevens)
Justin Williams Justin Williams ... Sammy
John Corbett ... Big Augie
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After his bombardier is killed, Jake "Cool Hand" Grafton (Brad Johnson)', a carrier-based Intruder pilot, questions the purpose of Navy bombing missions. He finds an ally for his cynicism in Virgil Cole, a bombardier on his third tour of duty, and together they ponder the notion of one unsanctioned mission "downtown", to "Sam City" in North Vietnam. Written by Marg Baskin <marg@asd.raytheon.ca>

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The only thing they can count on is each other.

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Action | Drama | Thriller | War

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Trivia

This film was filmed partly on the U.S.S. Independence CV-62. It went out for two weeks of filming in November of 1989. See more »

Goofs

During the briefing while Commander Camparelli is talking about the "Phantom", an officer in the front row is drinking a Pepsi from a can with a tapered top and a UPC bar code. In 1972 a Pepsi can was more cylindrical and had no bar code. See more »

Quotes

Lt. Grafton: Well, this is the end of Devil Five- O - Five. Say goodbye, asshole! Eject, eject, eject!
Cole: Goodbye Asshole!
Cole: [Cole and Grafton punch out]
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Connections

Featured in Computerbilleder - udfordring til virkeligheden (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Rockin' Pneumonia and The Boogie Woogie Flu
by Huey P. Smith
Performed by Johnny Rivers
Courtesy of EMI, a division of Capitol Records, Inc.
By arrangement with CEMA Special Markets
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Exceeds expectations as entertainment ........
22 December 2009 | by merklekranzSee all my reviews

Recommended viewing, especially for those who have not read the book. The flying scenes are great, with ferocious sound to match. While parts of the story will seem quite familiar, the raid on Hanoi is an unusual focal point of the film, and terrific. Danny Glover and Willem Dafoe have the best developed characters, but overall the acting is fine. The motivation of the different characters is quite interesting and adds to the excitement. Dialog varies from profound to hokey. The film is is recommended as one of the better Vietnam War movies. There is plenty of action, and "Flight of the Intruder" certainly exceeds expectations as entertainment. - MERK


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 January 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,725,133, 21 January 1991

Gross USA:

$14,587,732

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$14,587,732
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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