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.
The title song for the movie was performed by the band King Kobra. The music video featured the members of the band being trained for a mission by Chappy (Louis Gossett, Jr.) The band broke up a few years later. Lead singer Mark Free underwent a sex change operation in the mid 1990s, and now records music under her new name, Marci Free.
This is Iron Eagle, he's not being moved, what's the hold-up?
Control tower operator: We are having trouble finding a jeep suitable for your, um, purposes.
Doug Masters: Bullshit, you've got a whole country full of them!
Doug Masters: You just lost a refinery!
All of the pilot's oxygen masks are not "tacked." Tacking a mask means the mask straps are sewn together so they don't come loose and fall out during flight. It is required by AFI 11-301, Aircrew Life Support Programs.
The credits are yellow over a blue background, as opposed to the normal white over a black background.
$6,104,754 19 January 1986