PG-13 | | Action, Thriller, War
A young pilot plans a rescue mission when his father, an Air Force Colonel, is shot down over enemy territory and captured.
This film was originally intended to be released in the summer of 1986, but the release was pushed up to January to avoid competition and confusion with Top Gun (1986).
I wonder what a Cessna looks like splattered all over those rocks?
All aircraft used in the movie are not USAF F-16s, they are in fact Israeli AF aircraft. Their camouflage was not repainted, but their roundels were. In fact you can see patches of paint where US markings were painted over IAF markings, and where Stars Of David roundels were painted over. In addition, there are too many Stars and Bars US Military symbols on the -16s. There should only be four. One on the Top of the L wing, one on the bottom of the R wing, and two on the rear top of the fuselage between the wing and horizontal stabilizer. The F-16s in the movie carry six, one on both L and R top and bottoms of the wings.
The credits are yellow over a blue background, as opposed to the normal white over a black background.
$6,104,754 (USA) (19 January 1986)
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