Bat*21 (1988)

R   |    |  Drama, War


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During the Vietnam War, Colonel Hambleton's aircraft is shot down over enemy territory and a frantic rescue operation ensues.


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Director:

Peter Markle

Writers:

William C. Anderson (book), William C. Anderson (screenplay), George Gordon (screenplay)

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30 September 2013 | SnoopyStyle
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| Separated top actors still good
Lt Col Iceal Hambleton (Gene Hackman) is a high value target when his aircraft is shot over enemy territory. The Air Force is desperate to get him back and prevent him from falling into enemy hands. Capt Bartholomew Clark (Danny Glover) is the Air Force reconnaissance pilot who guide the down man to safety.

Gene Hackman and Danny Glover are top actors able to project a relationship even if they don't have the face to face interaction. This is based on a true story, but there is still some action. It's not Rambo action, but it's compelling.

The only problem is its predictability. There really isn't any surprises here. It's a functional Vietnam war movie.

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Opening Weekend USA:

$982,080 23 October 1988

Gross USA:

$3,966,256

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,966,256

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