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Flight of the Intruder Details

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Two pilots go against the rule book in a bid to win the war in Viet Nam in this speculative military drama. Lieutenant Jake Grafton (Brad Johnson) is a U.S. Navy pilot stationed aboard an aircraft carrier after the death of his one-time flying partner Morgan McPherson (Christopher Rich), who perished during a recent, ill-advised mission. Lt. Grafton, who has become cynical about the current state of military affairs, is convinced that if the war were left to the soldiers rather than the politicians overseeing the Pentagon, United States victory would be swift and assured. Grafton shares this opinion with Virgil Cole (Willem Dafoe), a supremely confident new pilot under his command, and together they commandeer an A-6 Bomber, known as The Intruder, for an unauthorized bombing raid against Hanoi. The city had been declared off-limits because it was believed that it would have a negative impact on the Paris peace talks, so the raid lands Grafton and Cole in hot water. However, when the talks break down, President Richard Nixon authorizes the pilots to lead a new strike against Hanoi with everything they've got. Ving Rhames and David Schwimmer both appear in small roles that predated their respective rises to fame (in fact, this was Schwimmer's first movie). ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:January 18, 1991

Cast

Danny Glover
as Commander Frank Camparelli
Willem Dafoe
as Lieutenant Commander Virgil Cole
Brad Johnson
as Lieutenant Jake "Cool Hand" Grafton
Rosanna Arquette
as Callie
Tom Sizemore
as Boxman
J. Kenneth Campbell
as Cowboy Parker
Jared Chandler
as Razor
Dann Florek
as Mad Jack
Madison Mason
as "Cag"
Christopher Rich
as Morg
Douglas Roberts
as Guffy
Mindy Marin
Fred Dalton Thompson
as Captain Copeland
Ving Rhames
as C.P.O. Frank McRae
Justin Williams
as Lt. Sammy Lundeen
John Corbett
as Big Augie
Adam Nelson
as Little Augie
Adam Biesk
as Librarian
Reb Brown
as Air Boss
Peter Sherayko
as Clerk
J. Patrick McNamara
as Admiral
David Schwimmer
as Duty Officer
Richard Fancy
as Intelligence Captain
Mike Jolly
as Merchant Thug
Jeff O'Haco
as Merchant Thug
Duane Matthews
as Jack "Hammer" Johnson
Akio Mitamura
as Sniper
Ken Wright
as Aide
Hugo Napier
as Newsman
Rick Dano
as Fighter Pilot Drunk
Richard Fancy
as Intelligence Captain
Ken Wright
as Aide
Adam Biesk
as Librarian
David Schwimmer
as Duty Officer
Mike Jolly
as Merchant Thug
Peter Sherayko
as Clerk
Jeff O'Haco
as Merchant Thug
Fred Dalton Thompson
as Captain Copeland
Hugo Napier
as Newsman
J. Patrick McNamara
as Admiral
Justin Williams
as Lt. Sammy Lundeen
Akio Mitamura
as Sniper
Duane Matthews
as Jack "Hammer" Johnson
John Corbett
as Big Augie
Reb Brown
as Air Boss
Adam Nelson
as Little Augie
Ving Rhames
as C.P.O. Frank McRae

Crew

John Milius
Director
Brian Frankish
Producer
Mace Neufeld
Producer
Robert G. Rehme
Producer
John McTiernan
Producer
David Shaber
Screenwriter
Stephen Coonts
Book Author
John Milius
Screenwriter
Robert Dillon
Screenwriter
Fred Koenekamp
Cinematographer
Jack Solomon
Musical Direction/Supervision
Basil Poledouris
Composer (Music Score)
C. Timothy O'Meara
Editor
Steve Mirkovich
Editor
Peck Prior
Editor
Albert Heschong
Art Director
Ralph Winter
Co-producer
Lis Kern
Associate Producer
Brian Frankish
Executive Producer
Terry J. Leonard
Stunts
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