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Storm Catcher (1999)

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A renegade general (Robert Miano) plots to bomb Washington using a new top secret jet called the Storm Catcher. The only trouble is only one man (Dolph Lundgren) is capable of flying it. So... See full summary »

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Anthony Hickox (as Tony Hickox)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dolph Lundgren ... Major Jack Holloway
Mystro Clark ... Captain 'Sparks' Johnson
Jon Pennell Jon Pennell ... Captain Lucas (as John Pennell)
Robert Miano ... General William Jacobs
Yvonne Zima ... Nicole Holloway
Kylie Bax ... Jessica Holloway
Jody Jones Jody Jones ... Sergeant McGarry
Robert Glen Keith ... Sergeant Stanley
Anthony Hickox ... Agent Load (as Tony Hickox)
Kimberley Davies Kimberley Davies ... Agent Lock
Rudy Mettia Rudy Mettia ... Commando
Burt Goodman Burt Goodman ... Old Guy
Andreea Radutoiu Andreea Radutoiu ... Havens
Phil Culotta ... Commando #1
Mark De Alessandro ... Commando #2 (as Mark Delasandro)
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Storyline

A renegade general (Robert Miano) plots to bomb Washington using a new top secret jet called the Storm Catcher. The only trouble is only one man (Dolph Lundgren) is capable of flying it. So they seek to put him on the run in a conspiracy that makes him appear to have murdered several men and stolen the plane. Then try to murder his wife and take his daughter prisoner. Threatening to kill his daughter if he doesn't help, he appears trapped. However, his best friend (Mystro Clark) who is the plane's computer specialist has a few tricks up his sleeve. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Convicted of treason. Sentenced to death. One chance to set the record straight. See more »

Genres:

Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong, graphic violence and for language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 September 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Conspiração Fatal See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (cut) | (uncut)

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Not only is the film uncut but the opening credits were purposely lengthened to make the movie the expected length of 90 minutes (usually demanded by certain distributors). See more »

Goofs

When one of the commando enter Major Holloway's house by the window, you can see the silencer of his gun waving. See more »

Quotes

Major Jack Holloway: Storm Catcher to base, storm catcher to base, control this is storm catcher do you read me. Sparks are you there.
Captain 'Sparks' Johnson: Hello, no one is home right now, please leave a message after the beep.
Major Jack Holloway: Yes this is Jack Holloway how the hell do i stop this thing damm it.
Captain 'Sparks' Johnson: I thought I gave you the instruction book.
Captain Lucas: Hey, will you two stop with the phone sex, we got a plane to test.
Major Jack Holloway: You know Sparks you make my co-pilot jealous.
Captain 'Sparks' Johnson: Awww, I didn't even know he cared. Prick.
Captain Lucas: Yeah, I'll show you how much I care when I get...
[...]
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Crazy Credits

CIA Agents Lock and Load. Sheesh! See more »

Alternate Versions

German Retail-Video was cut to obtain a 16-rating. Rental-Video is uncut and rated "not under 18". Both Versions are available on DVD. See more »

Connections

Edited from Top Gun (1986) See more »

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Flying With Dolph
21 October 2001 | by refinedsugarSee all my reviews

Okay yet another mediocre Dolph movie... I hear ya, but at least it's not Fallen Knight (AKA: The Minion). This time around Lundgren turns in a good, but predictable performance as a run of the mill character of Major Jack Holloway. Who's a test pilot for the military's top secret warplane "The Storm Catcher" hence the movie's title.

What happens to the plane? Well of course it's stolen and he's framed for everything. Is there a conspiracy theory lodged somewhere in Storm Catcher? Yep. Do they use his wife and daughter as leverage to get him to do what they want? Yep. That itself isn't so bad they are typical clichés of the genre - it's the general inept story and more stupid characters than I'd like to count. Like two CIA agents named Lock & Load. Storm Catcher is yet another undistinguished action flick with predictability written all over it. It's a cheapie thru and thru (check out the usual assortment of stock footage), but somehow comes out looking half decent. Lundgren is decent here, but that doesn't allow it to rise over the giant heap of mediocre action flicks on the market as it is. You've seen this before, you've probably seen it done better.


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