BN.com Gift Guide

Air America

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 ...
See more details below
DVD (Special Edition / Wide Screen)
$9.07
BN.com price
(Save 9%)$9.99 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (DVD)
  • All (8) from $4.30   
  • New (6) from $4.30   
  • Used (2) from $15.70   

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?
Read More Show Less

Special Features

Closed Caption; 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
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/24/2009
  • UPC: 012236106234
  • Original Release: 1990
  • Rating:

  • Source: Lions Gate
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Special Edition / Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:53:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 8,959

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Mel Gibson Gene Ryack
Robert Downey Jr. 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
Read More Show Less

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Air America
1. Main Titles/Head Cases [6:36]
2. Adventurer Without an Adventure [5:00]
3. Psychotic Behavior [5:19]
4. Village of the Armed [7:04]
5. The Business of War [7:31]
6. Rescue Me [6:06]
7. A Few Rotten Apples [5:28]
8. When Pigs Fly [6:17]
9. Going Belly Up [7:18]
10. Hanging Around [5:39]
11. Vamping For Time [4:53]
12. Not a Good Buddhist [6:31]
13. High on America [6:20]
14. Bless This Mess [:01]
15. Setting the Trap [4:31]
16. Slow Painful Death [5:18]
17. It's All Gravy [4:15]
18. Gimme Shelter [2:25]
19. Human Cargo [4:19]
20. Epilogue/End Credits [4:31]
Read More Show Less

Menu

Disc #1 -- Air America
   Play Movie
   Set Up
      Audio
         English 5.1 (Dolby Digital)
         English 2.0 (Dolby Digital)
      Audio Commentary With Co-Writer/Producer John Eskow
      Subtitles
         English
         Spanish
         Subtitles: Off
   Scene Selection
   Special Features
      Flight Log
      Pre-Flight: the Storyboards of Air America
      Return Flight: Revisiting Air America
      Theatrical Trailer
      TV Spots
         Exist
         Wild
         License
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously