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Les chevaliers du ciel (2005)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Action | 9 November 2005 (France)
While in an international fair of exhibition of airplanes, a French Mirage 2000 of the last generation vanishes and pilots Antoine "Walk'n" Marchelli and Sebastian "Fahrenheit" Vallois are ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Capitaine Antoine "Walk'n" Marchelli
... Capitaine Sébastien "Fahrenheit" Vallois
... Maelle Coste
... Capitaine Estelle 'Pitbull' Kass
... Bertrand
Rey Reyes ... Capitaine Leslie 'Stardust' Hedget
... Général Buchanan
Jean-Baptiste Puech ... Ipod
Christophe Reymond ... Stan
Fiona Curzon ... Mrs Redgrave
Jean-Michel Tinivelli ... Colonel Farje
... Général Hardouin
Eric Poulain ... Capitaine Klébér
Pierre Poirot ... De Séze
Jean-Yves Chilot ... Houdon
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While in an international fair of exhibition of airplanes, a French Mirage 2000 of the last generation vanishes and pilots Antoine "Walk'n" Marchelli and Sebastian "Fahrenheit" Vallois are assigned to locate the plane that is flying in a hiding position below a commercial airplane. The pilots order the Mirage to return to the base, but the Mirage attacks Fahrenheit instead, and Walk'n immediately shots the Mirage saving his partner. However, the evidences are forged by the leader of a force called "Special Missions" and Walk'n is falsely accused of not following the orders and discharged from the air force. Blacklisted in the commercial flight companies, Walk'n and Fahrenheit are pressed to join the Special Missions team, where they disclose betrayals in a net of espionage. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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'Top Gun' for a new generation.

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Adventure | Action

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€20,000,000 (estimated)

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$3,712,896 (France), 11 November 2005
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The acrobatic performance seen before Capitaine Marchelli's hearing is performed by the Indian Air Force acrobatic team "SURYA KIRAN". They emit Indian flag-coloured smoke during the performance. See more »

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When attacking the desert airbase in the recaptured Mirage 2000D, Capitaine Antoine "Walk'n" Marchelli (Benoît Magimel) fires a Matra 550 Magic IR AAM from the port outer pylon, which destroys a refuelling truck on the ground and the captured Mirage 2000-5 it is refuelling. In the next few shots the Mirage 2000D still has a Magic on the port outer pylon. See more »

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There no slamming on the breaks here!!
2 September 2006 | by See all my reviews

Defenatly a movie for all flight-fans out there. The aerial-photography is wonderful, i find it much better then in Top Gun. Compared to Iron Eagle, its no competition. The director has set a new standard in aviation movies. Its high, well above 25,000ft. I think there is more flying in this movie then in Top Gun And Iron Eagle put together. Yes some acting is not the best and you don't watch a movie like this one because of the intricate plot. Its all about fast military jets! Another great thing is that you don't have to listen to cheesy lines like in the other two mentioned movies. Kick the tires and light the fires, lean back and enjoy the ride.


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