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Into the Sun (1991)

A fighter pilot is reluctantly paired with a Hollywood actor who's researching a role, but are then forced to team up for real after being shot down and thrust into combat.

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Fritz Kiersch
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anthony Michael Hall ... Tom Slade
Michael Paré ... Capt. Paul Watkins
Deborah Moore ... Maj. Goode (as Deborah Maria Moore)
Terry Kiser ... Mitchell Burton
Brian Haley ... Lt. DeCarlo
Michael St. Gerard ... Lt. Wolf
Linden Ashby ... Dragon
Jack Heller ... Commandant
Ted Davis Ted Davis ... Yosef
Hunter von Leer ... Lt. Col. Reynolds (as Hunter Von Leer)
Casey Stengel Casey Stengel ... Technician
Melissa Moore ... Female Sergeant
Chino Binamo ... Soldier #1
Richard Epper ... Soldier #2
Raffe Raffe ... Enemy Guard #1
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Storyline

Pilot Paul Watkins is stationed in the Mediterranean area to fly patrol and to protect the air space from the expansion tendencies of an Arabian country. But then he's withdrawn from the patrol and gets the order to lead the actor Tom Slade around on their base and explain him everything: The popular star wants to get "the feeling" for his next movie. Paul is less than thrilled with this task, although he's impressed by Slade's talent. During a sample flight they get right into an air combat and into the enemy's land. Now they can show who's more of a fighter... Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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At Mach 2, you have two choices; win or die.

Genres:

Action | Comedy | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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Trivia

The aerial scenes in this film mostly use stock footage from Iron Eagle (1986) and Iron Eagle II (1988). See more »

Goofs

When Dragon was taking off to pursue Shotgun and Slade, the stock footage was of an Israeli Mirage with a star of David on the side. See more »

Quotes

Lt. DeCarlo: Time to face Mecca pilgrim
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Connections

Edited from Iron Eagle (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Tell Me No Lies
Written by Joe La Greca, Joseph Marandola and Denis Lepage
Performed by Alma Faye Brooks (as Alma Raye Brooks)
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nifty planes didn't save this one.
6 August 2005 | by ctseekerSee all my reviews

Well this flick is just that a flick. The real stars are the f-16 and some nice air to air footage.

There are so many technical errors it's unreal. The whole premise for the shoot down I would say is inspired by the old 1980's airspace dispute with Lybia. There is no way a number of things that happen in this movie could or would happen. Because if it did Dr. Strangelove would have happened and we would be all dead.

1) No way would the USAF allow a civilian a flight in a Hot Zone area as they did just for a movie and PR. That could and would have been done in the US, just to dumb to be believed.

2) I firmly believe that NO USAF pilot would take a civilian into a combat area especially when ordered not to. The writers screwed up big time on that one would have made more sense to have them jumped over the Med. in international waters than a pilot running to the fight.

3) In the dog fight scenes you get great shots of F-16s but they are attacked by a different aircraft with each pass, from a Viggen, to a Mirage, to a A-4, gee unify how the enemy pilots can change aircraft in midair during a dogfight from 3 different countries.

4) Gee Libyan soldiers armed with M-16s another error.

5) The mercenary American pilot, gee a fighter pilot who needs corrected glasses, don't think so. especially thin dainty framed ones that could break apart in high G maneuvers of a dogfight.

The script is bearly passable. The only scene missing is the court martial and law suits.

John Waynes "Flying Tigers" with their lawnmower powered fake P-40s and campy script still beats this flick for overall enjoyment.

The only reason I have kept this flick in my collection is for the aerial shots of the planes and they are really the stars of the film.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 January 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Desafiando os Limites See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$641,886

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$641,886
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Production Co:

Trimark Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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