Air America

Air America (1990)

Genres - Action-Adventure, Comedy, Drama, War  |   Sub-Genres - Buddy Film  |   Release Date - Aug 10, 1990  |   Run Time - 113 min.  |   Countries - United States of America  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Air America is a 1990 American action comedy film directed by Roger Spottiswoode, starring Mel Gibson and Robert Downey Jr. as Air America pilots, during the Vietnam War, flying missions in Laos. When the protagonists discover their aircraft is being used by other government agents to smuggle heroin, they must avoid being framed as the drug-smugglers. The plot of Air America is adapted from Christopher Robbins' 1979 non-fiction book, chronicling the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency financed airline during the Vietnam War to transport weapons and supplies in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam in the 1960s, subsequent to the North Vietnamese invasion of Laos. The publicity for the film, advertised as a light-hearted buddy movie, implied a tone that differs greatly with the actual film's tone, which includes such serious themes as an anti-war message, focus on the opium trade, and a negative portrayal of Royal Laotian General Vang Pao (played by actor Burt Kwouk as "General Lu Soong").

Movie Info

Budget

$35,000,000

Box Office

$33,461,269

Tags

1960s, Aviation, Cia, Drug Smuggling, Drugs, Laos, Pilot, Robert Downey, Vietnam, Vietnam War

Attributes

Filming Location: Pinewood Studios, Thailand
Narrative Location: Laos
Subject: aviation, Vietnam War

Alternate Titles

Air America
AR, AU, CA, HR, FI, FR, DE, GR, HU, IN, IT, PL, PT, RO, ES, TR, GB, US
Air America - Luftens helte
DK
Air America: locos por el peligro
AR, CO, PE
Air América: Locos por el peligro
UY
Air America: Loucos Pelo Perigo
BR
Eyr Amerika
RU
Riesgo en el aire
VE
Ейр Америка
UA
Ер Америка
RS
Еър Америка
BG
Эйр Америка
, RU
エア・アメリカ
JP