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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 But then he's withdrawn from the patrol and gets the order to lead the actor Tom Slade around on their base and explain him everything: The popular star wants to get "the feeling" for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

Watkins and Slade are not strapped into the cockpit of the Mirage they are flying when they perform the head-on barrel-roll with Dragon; there is no way they could have remained in control of the plane or remained seated. See more »

Quotes

Lt. DeCarlo: When in doubt, whip it out.
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Connections

References Lawrence of Arabia (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

You're Lookin' at Country
Written by Loretta Lynn
Performed by Chaille Percival
Produced by David Feinman
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Good, but see something better instead
23 July 1999 | by millennia-2See all my reviews

I rented this movie only because I like Michael Pare, and the box looked nice, and (though I could've easily found something better) it wasn't bad.

Anthony Michael Hall (Just as his career was going going down the drain) and Michael Pare are well cast for their roles and the sets were well done. Hall plays a successful Hollywood megastar sent to an air force base to research his upcoming role. Pare is a pilot assigned to show him around and teach him the ropes. Pare instantly dislikes Hall, but can't back out. The two get caught up in the middle of a battle and are forced to crash land in the desert. They are then taken hostage and the movie keeps going, and going , and going. Though it was short, it felt like it was three hours, and going nowhere.

+ (GOOD THINGS) 1.) Casting of Hall and Pare 2.) Aerial shots 3.) The sets

  • (BAD THINGS) 1.) The bad guys 2.) The length 3.) The pacing


TOTAL: 5.5/10


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 January 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Into the Sun See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$641,886

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$641,886
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Trimark Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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