Air America

Air America

Director: Roger Spottiswoode, Mel Gibson, Robert Downey Jr., Nancy Travis

Cast: Roger Spottiswoode, Mel Gibson, Robert Downey Jr., Nancy Travis

     
 

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Mel Gibson and Robert Downey Jr. play a couple of what-the-hell flyboys flying contraband to Laos during the Vietnam War. Gibson doesn't seem to care about anything but the "guts and glory" aspects of the job, but Downey has serious questions about the moral implications of their mission. When a Laotian general expresses more concern over the wellbeing of an opium

Overview

Mel Gibson and Robert Downey Jr. play a couple of what-the-hell flyboys flying contraband to Laos during the Vietnam War. Gibson doesn't seem to care about anything but the "guts and glory" aspects of the job, but Downey has serious questions about the moral implications of their mission. When a Laotian general expresses more concern over the wellbeing of an opium shipment than the men who are risking life and limb to fly it in, Gibson comes around to Downey's way of thinking. By film's end, Gibson is stuck in one of those character-building dilemmas so common to films of this nature: should he deliver his cache of weaponry, or should he dump it all to rescue a bunch of refugees?

Product Details

Release Date:
11/24/2009
UPC:
0012236106821
Original Release:
1990
Rating:
R
Source:
Lions Gate
Time:
1:53:00

Special Features

Audio Commentary by Co-Writer/Co-Producer John Eskow; "Pre-Flight: The Storyboards of Air America" Featurette; "Flight Log" Featurette; ; "Return Flight: Revisiting Air America" Retrospective Featurette; ; Theatrical Trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Mel Gibson Gene Ryack
Robert Downey Billy Covington
Nancy Travis Corinne Landreaux
Ken Jenkins Maj. Donald Lemond
David Marshall Grant Rob Diehl
Lane Smith Sen. Davenport
Art La Fleur Jack Neely
Ned Eisenberg Pirelli
Marshall Bell O.V.
David Bowe Saunders
Burt Kwouk Gen. Lu Soong
Tim Thomerson Babo
Meesak Naakkarat Nightclub Singer
Natta Nantatani Gene's Daughter
Chanarong Suwanapa Kwahn
Harvey Jason Nino
Sinjai Hongthai Gene's Wife
Purin Panichpan Gene's Son
Yani Tramod Gene's Brother-in-Law
Chet Vimol Tribal Warrior
Wasan Uttamayodhin Nightclub Singer
Ernie Lively Truck Driver
Burke Byrnes Recruiter
Greg Kean DJ
Roger Welty Ambassador

Technical Credits
Roger Spottiswoode Director
Vic Armstrong Stunts
John Bloom Editor
Lois Burwell Makeup
Allan Cameron Production Designer
Fred Carter Set Decoration/Design
Roger Deakins Cinematographer
John Eskow Co-producer,Screenwriter
Roy Fields Special Effects
Lois Freeman-Fox Editor
George Gibbs Special Effects
Charles Gross Score Composer
Janet Hirshenson Casting
Jane Jenkins Casting
Mario Kassar Executive Producer
Becky Mancuso Musical Direction/Supervision
Daniel Melnick Producer
John Mollo Costumes/Costume Designer
Tony Reading Art Director
Richard Rush Screenwriter
Timothy R. Sexton Musical Direction/Supervision
Allen Shapiro Co-producer
Steve Spence Art Director
Andrew G. Vajna Executive Producer

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