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Tactical Assault (1998)

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A deranged Air Force pilot seeks to destroy the life of his former commander, who shot him down during the Gulf War to stop him from shooting on unauthorized and civilian targets.

Director:

Mark Griffiths

Writer:

David Golden
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rutger Hauer ... Capt. John 'Doc' Holiday
Robert Patrick ... Col. Lee Banning
Isabel Glasser ... Jennifer Banning
Dey Young ... Dr. Baxter
Ken Howard ... General Horace White
Barry Zetlin Barry Zetlin ... AWACS Controller
Harri James Harri James ... Enlisted Woman
Tam Logan Tam Logan ... Lt. Conklin
Wendy Benson-Landes ... Maureen (as Wendy Benson)
Frank Moran Frank Moran ... Irish Setter
Bruce Anderson Bruce Anderson ... Lt. Roberts
Michael W. Mitchell Michael W. Mitchell ... Hawk (as Mike Mitchell)
David Kadas David Kadas ... Dutchman
John Nadler John Nadler ... Scout
Richard Langan ... Cougar
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A deranged Air Force pilot seeks to destroy the life of his former commander, who shot him down during the Gulf War to stop him from shooting on unauthorized and civilian targets. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Every war has its secrets. This one's about to explode.

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Action | Thriller

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Rated R for some language and violence | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 April 1998 (Greece) See more »

Also Known As:

Aeromahia See more »

Filming Locations:

Budapest, Hungary See more »

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Dolby SR

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Color
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The truck used to carry the missiles (when Rutger climbs in) is a Romanian made military truck (DAC). See more »

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The aircraft used by Col. Banning and Capt. Holiday change on different occasions throughout the movie. For example, we see Col. Banning in a dog-fight sitting in his F-16 but after his landing he steps out from a Russian-made MiG-29. See more »

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Edited from Iron Eagle (1986) See more »

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Give Me Your Love
Written and Performed by Marcus Barone and Kristin Pickett
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Taking on among two crack fighter pilots full of dogfighting and impressive aerial action
15 April 2011 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

The movie contains a plethora of action scenes, explosion, blast, aircraft battles with various jet-planes flying to sound-velocity . USA captain John 'Doc' Holiday (Rutger Hauer) was fired during the Gulf War , he loses it under pressure after a fatal incident with a civil airliner over an Iraqi 'no fly zone' , as he nearly shoots down an unarmed passengers airplane . Pilot Banning is forced to shoot down Doc's jet instead save the situation. Unsettling Air Force pilot Holiday looks for destroy the life of his former commandant , who shot him down during the Gulf War to stop him from shooting on unauthorized civilian targets. In Bosnian front commanded by a General ( Ken Howard ), the squad leader is Colonel Lee Banning (Robert Patrick) , he gets him to be reactivated for the service depending on further therapy led by a Doctor (Dey Young) . Deranged Holiday however doesn't see things that way , he feels Lee decommissioned his career, as Doc decides to get avenge on Lee and will stop at noting for vendetta , neither sabotage nor target Banning's pregnant spouse (Isabel Glasser).

This is an average action movie with suspense, thrills, dogfighting with spectacular flight scenes and some commercial elements. The story provides entertainment and action with no sense but sometimes is a little bit boring and dull . Mediocre-budget extended adventures produced about a maverick pilot and his deranged partner undergoing risked feats on air and earth . A standard actioner packed with aerial action , intrigue , and spectacular dogfighting . Robert Patrick shows professionalism as happily married crack fighter pilot , assigned to chase the rebel pilot and ex-partner . Full of jingoist ideals, dubious ethics and violent vengeance . Regular action film in what's really a revenge psycho-thriller . Filmed in Budapest (Hungary) and desert of Mojave (USA) . The film moves like a supersonic bullet for most of its running time and the last generation Jets steal the show. Contrived beyond belief with spectacular dogfights that play like video games, but slickly calculated to please 2000s audiences. The movie follows the wake of ¨Top Gun¨, ¨Iron Eagle I¨ and sequels. The motion picture is regularly directed by Mark Griffits who in the 80s directed films as ¨Hardbodies I, II , Ultraviolet , or Running hot¨ , while in the 90 and 2000 only directs TV movies. Rating : Below average , 4 .


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