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A seat-of-the-pants militia attitude gets a boost from this conventional drama about the heroics of a teen son anxious to free his father from captivity in a small Middle Eastern nation. Doug's ([[Performer~P26289~Jason Gedrick~jasongedrick]]) father is an Air Force pilot who was shot down on a mission near the border of an Arab country and is now held hostage. Failing adequate U.S. intervention causes a desperate Doug to enlist his school chums in a wild plan to essentially sneak away with two Air Force jets and take off on a mission to rescue his father. He convinces the veteran Chappy ([[Performer~P153553~Louis Gossett, Jr.~louisstlouis]]) into flying one plane, while Doug himself flies another (he learned how to pilot from his father). Yes. If audiences believe all this, then the ending should come as no surprise either. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi

  • Release date:January 17, 1986

Cast

Louis Gossett, Jr.
as Chappy
Jason Gedrick
as Doug
David Suchet
as Defense Minister
Tim Thomerson
as Ted
Larry B. Scott
as Reggie
Caroline Lagerfelt
as Elizabeth
Jerry Levine
as Tony
Robbie Rist
as Milo
Michael Bowen
as Knotcher
Bobby Jacoby
as Matthew
Melora Hardin
as Katie
David Greenlee
as Kingsley
Chino "Fats" Williams
as Slappy
Kevin Elders
as Pilot
F. William Parker
as Kingsley's Dad
Kevin King
as Farnsworth
Jay Footlik
as Thatcher
Joseph Shiloach
as Tower Official
Jerry Hyman
as Marty
Jacque Lynn Colton
as Hazel
Rob Garrison
as Packer
Michael Kehoe
as Flight Control Officer
Tony Becker
as Guard at Intelligence Center
Christopher Bradley
as Airman
Uri Gavriel
as Bilyad Guard
Will Jeffries
as Smiley
David Menachem
as Bilyad Officer
Dave "Squatch" Ward
as Lt. Col. Kerns
Tom Fridley
as Brillo
Terry Wills
as Tally's Dad
Kathy Wagner
as Amy
Lance Le Gault
as General
Roger Nolan
as TV Reporter
Shawnee Smith
as Joenie
Arnon Zadok
as Il Kharem Soldier
Michael Alldredge
as Col. Blackburn
Max Thayer
as Intelligence Officer

Crew

Sidney J. Furie
Director
Joe Wizan
Producer
Ron Samuels
Producer
Kevin Elders
Screenwriter
Sidney J. Furie
Screenwriter
Adam Greenberg
Cinematographer
Basil Poledouris
Composer (Music Score)
George Grenville
Editor
Robb Wilson King
Production Designer
Kevin Elders
Executive Producer
Rochelle Zaltzman
Costume Designer
Barbara Claman
Casting
Timothy R. Sexton
Executive Music Producer
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