A Navy navigator is shot down over enemy territory and is ruthlessly pursued by a secret police enforcer and the opposing troops. Meanwhile his commanding officer goes against orders in an attempt to rescue him.
Fighter navigator Chris Burnett wants out: he was looking for something more than the boring recon missions he's been flying. He finds himself flying the lone Christmas day mission over war-torn Bosnia. But when he talks pilot Stackhouse into flying slightly off-course to check out an interesting target, the two get shot down. Burnett is soon alone, trying to outrun a pursuing army, while commanding officer Reigert finds his rescue operation hamstrung by politics, forcing Burnett to run far out of his way.Written by
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In the initial flyby scene of the aircraft carrier, the deck crew can be seen standing in a long line across the deck. This is part of the beginning of flight operations as they search for any objects lying around on the flight deck (screws, bolts, trash, et cetera) that could be sucked into the aircraft's intake during take-off. See more »
At minute 40: Serbian soldiers are chasing Burnett. They come from right to left. All of them appear to be left handed and all the guns have ejection ports on the left side showing that the whole scene has been inverted. See more »
The UK theatrical version had one dialogue substitution (removal of a single use of the word "fuck") to secure the "12" rating. For the DVD/video release, this substitution was waived by the BBFC. See more »
Crazed action adrenaline rush has U.S. flight navigator Owen Wilson shot out of the sky, along with his partner, over war-torn Bosnia during the dead of winter. Wilson is the only survivor of the crash and he is forced to literally run away and hide from the enemy as he attempts to get back to safety. The military does not look to be any help until Wilson's superior (Gene Hackman) goes against protocol to get his man out safely. Leave your mind at the door when watching this special effects heavy effort. Director John Moore (who had previously directed action video games!?) seems to have trouble with plot and characterization. We are thus left with a lot of explosions and noise while Hackman's potentially interesting part gets demolished by an avalanche of old cliches and tiresome genre antics. 2.5 out of 5 stars.
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