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Flight of the Intruder (1991)

During the air war over Vietnam, a U.S. Navy A-6 Intruder bomber pilot schemes with a hardened veteran to make an unauthorized air strike on Hanoi.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Cmdr. Frank 'Dooke' Camparelli
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Lt. Jake 'Cool Hand' Grafton
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Callie Joy
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Lt. Cmdr. 'Cowboy' Parker
Jared Chandler ...
Lt. (j.g.) Jack 'Razor' Barlow
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Lt. Cmdr. Mad Jack / Doc
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C.A.G.
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CPO Frank McRae
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Lt. Morgan 'Morg' McPherson
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Guffy
Scott N. Stevens ...
Hardesty (as Scott Newton Stevens)
Justin Williams ...
Lt. Sammy Lundeen
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Big Augie
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Storyline

After his bombardier is killed, Jake "Cool Hand" Grafton (Brad Johnson)', a carrier-based Intruder pilot, questions the purpose of Navy bombing missions. He finds an ally for his cynicism in Virgil Cole, a bombardier on his third tour of duty, and together they ponder the notion of one unsanctioned mission "downtown", to "Sam City" in North Vietnam. Written by Marg Baskin <marg@asd.raytheon.ca>

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The only thing they can count on is each other.

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Action | Drama | Thriller | War

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18 January 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Apostoli thanatou  »

Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,725,133 (USA) (21 January 1991)

Gross:

$14,587,732 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The final theatrical film directed by John Milius. See more »

Goofs

On the DVD Menu page, an F-14 Tomcat is pictured. Although the the Navy began flying the F-14 Tomacat in 1972, it did not see service in Vietnam until the end of the war in 1975. See more »

Quotes

Lt. Cmdr. Mad Jack: [Lt. Cmdr. Mad Jack, "Doc," is flying to Subic Bay with Lt. Sammy Lundeen, and receives instructions from a crew member on ejection] Do I say roger or... just do it or what?
Lt. Sammy Lundeen: You even say "huh," you'll be talking to yourself... 'cause I'll be gone."
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Connections

Featured in Hollywood Vietnam (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Love Potion #9
by Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller
Performed by The Clovers
Courtesy of EMI, a division of Capitol Records, Inc.
By arrangement with CEMA Special Markets
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a film based on the last great TECHNO THRILLER books of the 80's and 90's.
10 March 2002 | by See all my reviews

The techno thriller has died. FLIGHT OF THE INTRUDER was based on a realistic novel by real life A-6 pilot STEPHEN COONTS. The books (as most) was something i liked more than the film. This production is a adaptation to the book with only a few differences. Flight of the Intruder is the story of a A-6 crew who goes against orders and strikes NORTH VIETNAM in 1972 and the fallout of this AWOL raid. A fun and interesting looking air war film, FLIGHT OF THE INTRUDER is a must for fans of movies like BRIDGES OF TOKO-RI. This film should be viewed as classic "popcorn and coke" war movie fare. Fans of the book should keep in mind many times things translate differently in adaptations between books and celluloid and this film is no exception. Intruder is the last of the great so claled TECHNO THRILLER cold war spy books and action books (genre invovled everything from spys to jet fly boys to subs and so forth). The Genere of this film and the book based on it was popular in the republican inspired 1980's and 1990's (early 90's).


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