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On Wings of Eagles 

When executives from an important Texas Corporation are taken hostage during the Iranian Revolution, magnate Ross Perot launches a special unit for their rescue.
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Series cast summary:
Burt Lancaster ...  Lieutenant Colonel Arthur E. 'Bull' Simons 2 episodes, 1986
Richard Crenna ...  H. Ross Perot 2 episodes, 1986
Paul Le Mat ...  Jay Coburn 2 episodes, 1986
Jim Metzler ...  Bill Gaylord 2 episodes, 1986
James Sutorius ...  Joe Poche 2 episodes, 1986
Louis Giambalvo ...  Paul Chiapparone 2 episodes, 1986
Robert Wightman ...  Keane Taylor 2 episodes, 1986
William Bumiller ...  Rich Gallagher 2 episodes, 1986
Cyril O'Reilly ...  Pat Scully 2 episodes, 1986
Lawrence Pressman ...  Bill Gayden 2 episodes, 1986
Alan Fudge ...  Merv Stauffer 2 episodes, 1986
John Doolittle ...  Glen Jackson 2 episodes, 1986
Karen Carlson ...  Ruth Chiapparone 2 episodes, 1986
Diane Salinger ...  Emily Gaylord 2 episodes, 1986
Bob Delegall Bob Delegall ...  Ron Davis 2 episodes, 1986
Patrick Collins ...  John Howell 2 episodes, 1986
Martin Doyle ...  Jim Schwebach 2 episodes, 1986
Constance Towers ...  Margot Perot 2 episodes, 1986
Esai Morales ...  Rashid 2 episodes, 1986
Zevi Wolmark Zevi Wolmark ...  Ted Maxwell 2 episodes, 1986
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As the Ayatollah Khomeini takes over Iran, two executives of the Texas based Electronic Data System's (EDS) are arrested in Tehran and held for $13,000,000 ransom. H. Ross Perot, the company head, tries diplomatic approaches to get his executives released. When that fails, he hires a retired Army Colonel to head up a rescue mission. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Persian

Release Date:

18 May 1986 (USA) See more »

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On Wings of Eagles See more »

Filming Locations:

Mexico City, Mexico See more »

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Richard Anthony Crenna, who plays Ross Perot Jr. is Richard Crenna's son. See more »

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This movie kicks ass
27 December 2003 | by bobcobb02See all my reviews

Burt Lancaster is awesome in this movie. It's a classic and I recommend it to all who like movies based on real life. I think that the best line in the movie is when Burt Lancaster says: Now this is how we're gonna do it."

I hope they have this at Blockbuster. I haven't seen this movie in 8 years.


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