Afterburn (1992)

TV Movie   |  R   |    |  Drama


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Based on a true story, one woman takes on the U.S. military and General Dynamics; maker of the F-16, thought to be the very best tactical fighter in the world. Air Force Captain Theodore T.... See full summary »


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1 May 2002 | Caps Fan
7
| Excellent by TV Movie Standards
Based on a true story, this is a much better-than-average TV movie. Plus points are excellent, sympathetic performances from Laura Dern and Vincent Spano, good photography, and good music. The usual TV-movie faults of excessive sentimentality and a pat ending are there, but the strengths outweigh them. Worth watching. Rating: 7/10.

Did You Know?

Trivia

Richard Jenkins and Walter Addison appeared in And the Band Played On (1993) and Fun with Dick and Jane (2005).


Quotes

Janet Harduvel: I know it wasn't Ted's fault. I'm not coming back here until I prove it.


Goofs

During the funeral, the flag is shown draped over the casket with the field of blue over what would be the right shoulder or left foot of the deceased. In a funeral where the flag is used, the field of blue should be over the left shoulder of the deceased and the casket carried feet first. Note: Although later in the movie it is mentioned that only the hands were recovered from the accident and were the only contents of the casket, the flag would still be displayed with the field of blue covering where the left shoulder would be, had there been an entire body.


Crazy Credits

On appeal, the court ruled that although Janet Harduvel had presented substantial evidence of design defect in the F-16, General Dynamics was protected from liability as a government contractor. Accordingly, the $3.1 million damage award was overturned. Ted Harduvel's name remains clear. To date, more than 140 F-16s have crashed from a variety of causes. More than 40 pilots have died. The Air Force maintains that the F-16 is "the safest single engine fighter of all time". Janet Harduvel is continuing her legal battle against General Dynamics.


Soundtracks

Nothing Is Worse (Than A Broken Heart)
Written by
Donald Markowitz (ASCAP)
Performed by Robbyn Kirmsse
Published by Virgin Music, Inc. / Strongbow Music California & Donald Joy Music Ltd.

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Genres

Drama

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