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Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom (1996)

It is several years after the end of mankind's war against the Kilrathi. Col. Christopher Blair is called back into active duty by the Terran Confederation to help stop acts of terrorism ... See full summary »

Director:

Chris Roberts
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Hamill ... Col. Christopher Blair
Malcolm McDowell ... Admiral Geoffrey Tolwyn
John Rhys-Davies ... Senator James 'Paladin' Taggart
Jason Bernard ... Capt. William Eisen
Thomas F. Wilson ... Maj. Todd 'Maniac' Marshall (as Tom Wilson)
Robert Rusler ... Seether
Mark Dacascos ... 2nd Lt. Troy 'Catscratch' Carter
Holly Gagnier ... 1st Lt. Velina Sosa
François Chau ... Lt. Winston 'Vagabond' Chang
Chris Mulkey ... Col. Jacob 'Hawk' Manley
Elizabeth Barondes ... Col. Tamara 'Panther' Farnsworth (as Elizabeth Barones)
Jeremy Roberts ... Lt. Col. Gash Dekker
Richard Riehle ... Chief Technician Robert 'Pliers' Sykes
Peter Jason ... Vice Admiral Daniel Wilford
John Spencer ... Capt. Hugh Paulsen
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Storyline

It is several years after the end of mankind's war against the Kilrathi. Col. Christopher Blair is called back into active duty by the Terran Confederation to help stop acts of terrorism that appear to be taking place against Confed by Border Worlds forces. But it soon becomes clear that the enemy may not be them at all when Blair and several of his friends defect to Border Worlds forces to try to find out who the real culprits are and to prevent the Confederation and the Border Worlds from entering into the chaos of an intergalactic war.... Written by Michael Ducharme <ducharme@escape.ca>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

February 1996 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Origin Systems Inc. See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The last game in the series in which the gamer plays the role of Christopher Blair. In the next game, Blair is a background character and meets his end during the game's final battle. See more »

Goofs

Blair says "We represent the Union of Border Worlds and Rear Admiral Wilford" instead of Vice Admiral Wilford in the cutscene that plays if the player chooses to fly to Telamon using a Vindicator rather than a Dragon. See more »

Quotes

Catscratch: Attacking that convoy... is this the way wars start?
Blair: Let me tell you something, Catscratch. Wars are like bombs. The fuse gets lit before you actually hear the bang and sometimes the fuse can be pretty long.
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Alternate Versions

After destroying or disabling the Lexington, we see a cut scene of Seether and Captain Paulson escaping in a shuttle. On the original PC six disc release we get a close up of Seether cutting Paulson's throat. However, on the Playstation and DVD version we get an alternate take where Paulson's 'execution' takes place just out of view. Also, Seether tells Paulson to "Stop whining" in this alternate take. The original close up take is viewable on the DVD version by accessing the video file directly on the DVD disc. See more »

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Spin-off Wing Commander (1999) See more »

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Best Movie you could possibly play!
17 July 1999 | by PauldoSee all my reviews

An entertainment product that has somewhat died in todays blurry textures gaming, Wing Commander IV - the price of freedom is truly the pinnacle of PC gaming - exciting, fast paced and not without some real tear jerking moments. Yes, the interactive movie that I personally loved since it began. This game brings the slendour of Hollywood and the interactivity of computer games to your home with the 0 minute (!) introduction to the electrifying ending this has you, Christopher Blair (In a role played by Mark Hamill who I think is better as this particular character than Luke Skywalker) facing your worst enemy - your own kind. This is the aspect of the amazing story and video sequences which is interesting, some video sequences will depict the second thoughts the pilots have about shooting down their own kind. With two shocking plot twists later on, this is a game to play/watch. Gameplay? Never better. This is the pinnacle of PC gaming and the movie even surpasses other sci fi movies out there.


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