R | | Action, Comedy
A young pilot finds himself recruited unwittingly into a covert and corrupt C.I.A. airlift organization operating in Vietnam War-era Laos.
In the Special Edition DVD "Making of" documentary, there is a discussion as to how much of Air America's plot is true, and how much is false. Some of the real-life pilots interviewed, claim that Air America did smuggle guns and drugs for the C.I.A.... ...
There are *no* American combat forces in Laos.
Billy is introduced at his 'glying eye' traffic reporter job, getting into an argument with a truck driver from his helicopter. In reality, this is impossible since up that close, the extreme noise of the helicopter makes it impossible to understand what anybody is saying without using an intercom or something.
$8,064,480 (USA) (12 August 1990)
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