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Wing Commander (1999)

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Blair, a fighter pilot, joins an interstellar war to fight the evil Kilrathi who are trying to destroy the universe.

Director:

Chris Roberts

Writers:

Chris Roberts (characters), Chris Roberts (story) | 2 more credits »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Freddie Prinze Jr. ... Lt. Christopher Blair
Saffron Burrows ... Lt. Cdr. 'Angel' Deveraux
Matthew Lillard ... Lt. Todd 'Maniac' Marshall
Tchéky Karyo ... Commodore James 'Paladin' Taggart
Jürgen Prochnow ... Cdr. Paul Gerald
David Suchet ... Capt. Jason Sansky
David Warner ... Admiral Geoffrey Tolwyn
Ginny Holder Ginny Holder ... Lt. Rosie Forbes
Hugh Quarshie ... Lt. Obutu
Ken Bones ... Admiral Bill Wilson
John McGlynn ... Richard Bellegarde
Richard Dillane ... Lt. Hunter
Mark Powley Mark Powley ... Lt. Polanski
David Fahm David Fahm ... Lt. Knight
Simon MacCorkindale ... Flight Boss (as Simon McCorkindale)
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Storyline

In the mid-27th century, the Terran Confederation is at war with the felinoid Kilrathi Empire. After destroying a Terran base, the Kilrathi have seized a NAVCOM unit with the hyperspace jump coordinates to Earth. With Terran reinforcements scheduled to arrive two hours after the Kilrathi hit Earth, it falls upon the starfighter carrier TCS Tiger Claw to keep the Kilrathi busy. Written by Jeff Cross <blackjac_1998@yahoo.com>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual references and sci-fi action/violence | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA | Luxembourg

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 March 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cesaret kanatlari See more »

Filming Locations:

Luxembourg, Luxembourg See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,114,365, 14 March 1999, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$11,576,087, 30 May 1999
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS | DTS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Chris Roberts's directorial debut. He created the five Wing Commander games that preceded it. See more »

Goofs

Blair is referred to early in the movie as 1st Lt. Blair, but a few scenes later reports to the captain as Lt.(jg) Blair, the U.S. Navy's equivalent of First Lieutenant. Both are labeled as O2, technically the same rank level but different branches. See more »

Quotes

Blair: What happened?
Taggart: You just plotted a jump through a gravity well in under 10 seconds. The Navcom can't do that.
Maniac: That's not bad. I mean, that's not bad for the second best pilot in the Academy!
Taggart: YOU SHUT UP! Next time you don't follow my orders I dump you with the rest of the garbage, you got that? You plot a course for the Tiger Claw, Mr Blair.
Blair: Yes sir.
[Taggart leaves the cockpit]
Maniac: That guy's got a serious attitude problem.
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Crazy Credits

Voice of Merlin: ? See more »

Alternate Versions

Merlin was also mean't to be Blair's private digital companionmentor. The character was supposed to add comic relief to the film but it was decided that Maniac could fill that position, so Merlin was relegated to a background computer system onboard the fighters. See more »

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Trio from 'Cosi Fan Tutte'
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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A fine film
31 January 2001 | by gtazzSee all my reviews

I thoroughly enjoyed this film. The graphics weren't up to say Episode1 standards, but were convincing enough (and I loved the raspy engine noise for the Rapiers). The acting was what I've come to expect from these younger American actors (as in good).

I'd say from an objective view point it's a good film. A bit lacking in certain areas, but certainly enjoyable.

I say "objective" simply because I have never been exposed to the hugely popular game series, so I was seeing this as a film, not as a spin off (in which case I'm sure it would come across worse, simply because when you're used to one set of actors portraying your favourite characters a new team will never fit the bill).

Overall not a bad way to spend my Wednesday evening.


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