A Navy navigator is shot down over enemy territory and is ruthlessly pursued by a secret police enforcer and the opposing troops. Meanwhile his commanding officer goes against orders in an attempt to rescue him.
Communist Radicals hijack Air Force One with The U.S. President and his family on board. The Vice President negotiates from Washington D.C., while the President, a Veteran, fights to rescue the hostages on board.
The story of the first major battle of the American phase of the Vietnam War, and the soldiers on both sides that fought it, while their wives wait nervously and anxiously at home for the good news or the bad news.
Fighter navigator Chris Burnett wants out: he was looking for something more than the boring recon missions he's been flying. He finds himself flying the lone Christmas day mission over war-torn Bosnia. But when he talks pilot Stackhouse into flying slightly off-course to check out an interesting target, the two get shot down. Burnett is soon alone, trying to outrun a pursuing army, while commanding officer Reigert finds his rescue operation hamstrung by politics, forcing Burnett to run far out of his way.Written by
Jon Reeves <email@example.com>
Early on, the Serbian/rebel forces are shown communicating with each other with cellphones that did not have such capabilities at the time, esp. those in the technologically deficient regions depicted, and especially underground surrounded by concrete bunkers. See more »
Lokar's coming back here again, killing everyone.
It's true. Lokar killed everyone. Children and women. Buried them up in the hills.
In the hills? Yeah! I saw them, I saw the graves!
[Burnett has a flashback of the mass graves he encountered earlier]
Yes! I saw them! I saw the bodies in the hills. Tell them, I'm an American! I'm on your side!
See more »
The UK theatrical version had one dialogue substitution (removal of a single use of the word "fuck") to secure the "12" rating. For the DVD/video release, this substitution was waived by the BBFC. See more »
Crazed action adrenaline rush has U.S. flight navigator Owen Wilson shot out of the sky, along with his partner, over war-torn Bosnia during the dead of winter. Wilson is the only survivor of the crash and he is forced to literally run away and hide from the enemy as he attempts to get back to safety. The military does not look to be any help until Wilson's superior (Gene Hackman) goes against protocol to get his man out safely. Leave your mind at the door when watching this special effects heavy effort. Director John Moore (who had previously directed action video games!?) seems to have trouble with plot and characterization. We are thus left with a lot of explosions and noise while Hackman's potentially interesting part gets demolished by an avalanche of old cliches and tiresome genre antics. 2.5 out of 5 stars.
10 of 20 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
| Report this