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Pensacola: Wings of Gold 

Set at Pensacola's famed Naval Air Station. Col. Bill Kelly is the newly appointed leader of four young officers selected to form an elite military task force. They are a multi skilled ... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
James Brolin ...  Lt. Col. Bill Kelly 66 episodes, 1997-2000
Michael Trucco ...  Spoon 44 episodes, 1998-2000
Sandra Hess ...  Ice 44 episodes, 1998-2000
Bobby Hosea ...  Hammer 44 episodes, 1998-2000
Barbara Niven ...  Kate 43 episodes, 1998-2000
Kenny Johnson ...  Burner 27 episodes, 1998-2000
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Set at Pensacola's famed Naval Air Station. Col. Bill Kelly is the newly appointed leader of four young officers selected to form an elite military task force. They are a multi skilled group that includes a fighter pilot, an helicopter pilot, a demolitions expert and an infantry reconnaissance specialist. Complicating the Colonel's task is his strained relationship with his 19 year old daughter and Bobby Griffen's romantic interest in her. The colonel himself must also cope with his own interest in Dr Valerie West, a civilian doctor working at the base hospital. Written by Rodrigo Giust <rgiust@adinet.com.uy>

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USA

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English

Release Date:

15 September 1997 (USA) See more »

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Pensacola See more »

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(66 episodes)

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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In the first episode of season 2 Kelly introduces himself to the "Nuggets" as "Lt. Col. Bill Kelly, call sign RAIDER", but later in the episode his callsign seen on his F/A-18 is "RAVEN", just as it was in season 1. See more »

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Unfortunate and regrettable
30 April 2004 | by glentom1See all my reviews

What an unfortunate and regrettable entry into TV fare. I was a Marine Corps officer. This is pure tripe. There is nothing realistic about it, and James Brolin should be both embarrassed and ashamed for his role in this show.

Although I was not a pilot, I served with many pilots both in TBS and at a MCAS. Those reviewers who simply question the inaccuracy of the Florida location are really missing the boat. This show has no accuracy at all about the Marine Corps.

The one reviewer who compared it to Baywatch was right on the button. The inaccuracies as to the relationship between the Navy and the Marine Corps are very simply explained: The Department of the Navy includes both branches, i.e. the Navy and the Marine Corps. And Pensacola is a training base both for Navy and Marine Corps pilots, but...

There is little time for romance and intrigue at Pensacola, it is a highly dynamic, stressful, and competitive training environment. The ludicrous situations that they concoct on this show are an affront to not only TV programming in general, but also to the real pilots that they pretend to depict.

I think it is interesting that there are so few reviews of this show here at IMDB, and even more interesting that not one real pilot did a review. I have to assume that is because none of them ever watched the show.


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