R | | Action, Comedy, War
A young pilot finds himself recruited unwittingly into a covert and corrupt C.I.A. airlift organization operating in Vietnam War-era Laos.
The production of this movie had to deal with three major catastrophes, which were two types of natural disasters: a typhoon and two earthquakes.
There are *no* American combat forces in Laos.
When Gene and Billy bail from the helicopter, and fall to the jungle floor, parts of the green mat used to cushion their fall can be seen.
UK television screenings are usually missing the translation subtitles of Gene's conversation with the 'Hillbilly's' when he and Billy are captured shortly after the helicopter crash. The subtitles are present on both the R2 Optimum Home Entertainment DVD and Guild Home Video VHS releases.
$8,064,480 12 August 1990