Iron Eagle

Iron Eagle

Director: Sidney J. Furie Cast: Louis Gossett Jr., Jason Gedrick, David Suchet

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Overview

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 (Jason Gedrick) 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 (Louis Gossett, Jr.) 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.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/02/1998
UPC: 0043396839632
Original Release: 1985
Source: Sony Pictures

Cast & Crew

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

Technical Credits
Sidney J. Furie Director,Screenwriter
Adam Greenberg Cinematographer
Barbara Claman Casting
Kevin Elders Executive Producer,Screenwriter
George Grenville Editor
Robb Wilson King Production Designer
Basil Poledouris Score Composer
Ron Samuels Producer
Joe Wizan Producer
Rochelle Zaltzman Costumes/Costume Designer

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Iron Eagle 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie along with 'Red Dawn' should be required viewing in every jr high/high school in america. It combines cheesy (but cool)dogfighting action, with cheesy (but cool) acting, and a huge dose of good old american patriotism. Jason Gedrick(see cheesy acting, and Lou Gosset jr. kick stereotypical middle eastern butt, and take names. By the end of this film you will struggle to stop yourself from chanting 'USA,USA'...Purchase this and enjoy!!!!!