Iron Eagle

Iron Eagle (1986)

Genres - Drama, Action, Adventure  |   Sub-Genres - Action Thriller  |   Release Date - Jan 17, 1986 (USA)  |   Run Time - 116 min.  |   Countries - Canada, United States  |   MPAA Rating - PG13
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Synopsis by Eleanor Mannikka

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.




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