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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.

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Mark Griffiths

Writer:

David Golden
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Cast

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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color
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Trivia

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

Goofs

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 »

Connections

Edited from Iron Eagle (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

O mio babbino caro
Composed by Giacomo Puccini (uncredited)
Performed by Kristin Pickett
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Dialogue generated by a "Speak & Spell".
8 March 2005 | by mikestewart74See all my reviews

This movie is astonishingly poor. It was on television when I tuned in during an action scene and was chuckling away at the cheesy macho dialogue, waiting for Leslie Nielsen to appear. It took me a couple of minutes to realise that it wasn't actually a comedy, it was meant to be taken seriously. What has to be remembered is that somebody actually sat down and wrote this movie, and worse still - other people funded it and gave it the green light.

Rutger Hauer obviously doesn't read movie scripts before he signs up, either that or he has some seriously bad debts to pay.

Strangely, this film is so poor, that you find yourself staring at it, wondering how it actually got funded, and how a TV channel must have paid money for the rights to air it. The dialogue between hero and baddie whilst trying to shoot each other out of the sky is particularly painful, with dialogue sounding like it was generated by a Texas Intruments "Speak & Spell".

The Hollywood money machine at it's worst. Funny though.


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