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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.

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Chris Roberts

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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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Gear up. Lock on. Strike back. See more »


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

Gross USA:

$11,576,087
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS | DTS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Ben Kingsley was offered the role of Admiral Tolwyn. See more »

Goofs

On the Diligent, Taggart asks to see Blair's Pilgrim cross. When he looks at it he exposes a dagger-like blade. The blade looks longer than the cross it came out of. See more »

Quotes

Taggart: Let's make our miracle.
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Voice of Merlin: ? See more »

Alternate Versions

Adding to the traitor subplot, Captain Sansky was also supposed to be the traitor aboard the Tiger Claw. In the end he was to have committed suicide rather then be caught. But when the entire subplot was cut, the film was re-edited so that it looked as if Sansky died from the head injury recieved earlier See more »

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Referenced in Best of the Worst: Our VHS Collection (2019) See more »

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Trio from 'Cosi Fan Tutte'
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Not bad, not bad at all.
5 August 1999 | by RudyASee all my reviews

First of all, I avoided this movie when it was first released because of the bad reviews. I never played the game so I had no idea what to expect.

I should know better...

I saw this movie for the first time on DVD, sat down with a low expectation, and cranked up my Dolby Digital 5.1 sound system. Was I ever BLOWN away! It was more than I expected and the characters were not as "forgettable" as some critics said. I found the performances of Tcheky Kanyo (Paladin) and David Warner (Admiral Tolwyn) were memorable. Saffron Burrows (Angel) was great, except that she handled her "crisis" at the end rather badly. But overall the movie was a treat. I would recommend it for anyone to at least rent this and check it out!


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