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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 »

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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 »

Also Known As:

Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom 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

When the player selects wingmen on the computer terminal, the ones who aren't part of the main cast are members of the game development team (their photos and names are used). Other things in the Wing Commander series are also named after the game developers, such as fighter manufacturers (Douglas Aerospace and McCall Industries) and the 'Shelton slide' (a flying maneuver). See more »

Goofs

After telling Blair he's worked out what the Flashpak is, Pliers exits by starting to climb up a ladder which is supposed to lead to another level on the ship. But as the camera moves away he can be seen coming back down again after only going up one step. See more »

Quotes

Blair: [Blair is debating with Tolwyn of front of the Confederation Assembly] Admiral, do you believe the strong always survive?
Admiral Tolwyn: With every fibre of my being.
Blair: Is that why the head of the Black Lance forces is a product of the Genetic Enhancement program?
[consternation rumbles among the Assembly]
Paladin: That program was cancelled years ago!
Admiral Tolwyn: He's more of a warrior than you will ever be, Colonel. He is excellence personified. He is...
Blair: He is dead!
Admiral Tolwyn: He is... symbolic of all that we will achieve in the future.
Blair: And ...
[...]
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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 Academy (1996) See more »

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High point of the series
6 July 1999 | by locomanSee all my reviews

This is the high point for the videos of the entire Wing Commander series, and the computer games in general. Films using real Hollywood techniques and an astronomical (for computer games) budget, we got the best video sequences ever seen on a computer screen, and even better on its DVD version.


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