Time has been kind to Flight of the Intruder, a rousing aviation-action adventure that looks better now than it did to critics who panned it in 1991. Perhaps they were expecting a Tom Clancy-ish blockbuster (producer Mace Neufeld oversaw the Jack Ryan franchise), but director John (Conan the Barbarian) Milius had something potentially more substantial in mind. The first 75 minutes are pure Milius: Macho bluster, male bonding among ill-fated pilots and Naval bombardiers, and a Big Wednesday-like passion for dangerous fun. But Milius's favorite topics have sharper teeth here: He's made a scathing anti-Vietnam film that still honors the bravery of soldiers who do their job even when the job itself seems pointless. That's why ace Brad Johnson (why didn't he become a huge star?) and maverick bombardier Willem Dafoe plot a renegade mission, bombing a Hanoi arms depot with their low-altitude A-6 Intruder in the movie's pyrotechnical climax. Fringe benefits abound, including early roles for Tom Sizemore, Ving Rhames, and David Schwimmer in his big-screen debut, three years before Friends and looking like the dweeby grandchild of his Band of Brothers martinet. --Jeff Shannon --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
One of the my personnal best Vietnam movie ever....action and warplane got to love this stuff.Published 9 months ago by Jean Francois Barrette
Great movie !!!!! lots of action. good story line and Great cast !!!!Published 12 months ago by John Christie
Super nice movie with the intruder. Dany Gloves give a nice prestation. A recommand this movie.
THe story is vietman during that war. And live on the boat
This movie should have been better then Top Gun.
In everyones mind though we all want the speed and cockyness of
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Great book. Not so great movie and the small screen does not anything to this one either. With so many good and great war movies to choose from, this one can be saved for much... Read morePublished on Dec 11 2003 by John Martin
Cry havoc and let slip the soul of Willem Dafoe into the savage wasteland. As Cole, the wild one with the napalm breath, he spins pulp jargon into a passion play paradigm of... Read morePublished on Sept. 24 2003 by Michael A. Deluca