R | | Action, Comedy
A young pilot finds himself recruited unwittingly into a covert and corrupt C.I.A. airlift organization operating in Vietnam War-era Laos.
The sequence where Robert Downey, Jr. is seen hanging from a rope flying across the skies above Thailand, including a Buddhist temple, was done for real, with Downey performing the stunt himself, after Director Roger Spottiswoode had rejected doing it, using such ... ...
There are *no* American combat forces in Laos.
Gene's necklace appears to be defying gravity at one point, but the helicopter is pointed straight down; the camera is also twisted, which makes the characters appear to be upside down instead of at a 90 degree angle.
$8,064,480 (USA) (12 August 1990)
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