PG | | Drama
As he approaches manhood, Ben Meechum struggles to win the approval of his demanding alpha male father, an aggressively competitive, but frustrated Marine pilot.
The planes used in the dog fight between the Marines and Navy in the beginning of the film where F4 Phantoms.
I hope he dies out there with the rest of the snakes!
In the night flying scene (which was actually a Day for Night shoot), when Bull lights the afterburners on his F-4, we barely see the afterburner flames inside the engine nozzles. At nighttime, the afterburner flames on an F-4 are visible to at least half the length of the aircraft behind the nozzles and up to over twice the length.
$83,527 28 October 1979
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