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During a daring mission in Vietnam, a helicopter squadron is downed. While the soldiers try to escape capture by the Viet Cong, clues that the helicopter was sabotaged lead to brutal ... See full summary »

Director:

Cirio H. Santiago

Writers:

Rob Kerchner (story), Jeff Yonis
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ronald Asinas Ronald Asinas ... Li
Terrence 'T.C.' Carson ... Davis
Raffy Curtis Raffy Curtis ... Colonel
Martin Kove ... Stewart
Jim Moss Jim Moss ... Norm
James Gregory Paolleli James Gregory Paolleli ... Jimmy
Matt Salinger ... Tex
Raffael Soquez Raffael Soquez ... Legless Soldier
Henry Strzalkowski Henry Strzalkowski ... Major Stillwell
Vic Trevino ... Bates
Jeff Yonis Jeff Yonis ... Hobbs
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During a daring mission in Vietnam, a helicopter squadron is downed. While the soldiers try to escape capture by the Viet Cong, clues that the helicopter was sabotaged lead to brutal infighting, as they search for the traitor among them. Written by Takeshi_K

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Action | Adventure | War

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R
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Country:

Philippines | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 January 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Falcões de Fogo See more »

Filming Locations:

Philippines

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Stereo

Color:

Color
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An excellent character study.
27 November 2000 | by sunnySee all my reviews

Of all the countless Vietnam war movies made by cult director Cirio Santiago this is by far the best and most intelligent.

It's basically "The Cube" in the jungle:

Five very different people are put in an unexpected life threatening situation they need to master together without any help from outside. The similarities to the characters in "The Cube" are stunning: The authority figure who takes responsibility and suddenly turns bad, the medic and "peace protester", the outsider,... and as a replacement for the maze of cubes there's a dense jungle filled with booby traps and deadly enemies.

If you liked "The Cube" you'll love this extremely well though out and executed low budget movie.


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