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Sky Fighters (2005)

Les chevaliers du ciel (original title)
Not Rated | | Adventure, Action | 9 November 2005 (France)
An advanced, armed, French Mirage fighter jet is stolen during an air show in UK. 2 other fighter jets locate it. They're forced to shoot it down. Terrorists make another attempt to steal armed Mirages. Why?

Director:

Gérard Pirès

Writers:

Gilles Malençon (adaptation), Gilles Malençon (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Benoît Magimel ... Capitaine Antoine "Walk'n" Marchelli
Clovis Cornillac ... Capitaine Sébastien "Fahrenheit" Vallois
Géraldine Pailhas ... Maelle Coste
Alice Taglioni ... Capitaine Estelle 'Pitbull' Kass
Philippe Torreton ... Bertrand
Rey Reyes Rey Reyes ... Capitaine Leslie 'Stardust' Hedget
Peter Hudson ... Général Buchanan
Jean-Baptiste Puech ... Ipod
Christophe Reymond Christophe Reymond ... Stan
Fiona Curzon Fiona Curzon ... Mrs Redgrave
Jean-Michel Tinivelli Jean-Michel Tinivelli ... Colonel Farje
Frédéric van den Driessche ... Général Hardouin
Eric Poulain Eric Poulain ... Capitaine Klébér
Pierre Poirot Pierre Poirot ... De Séze
Jean-Yves Chilot Jean-Yves Chilot ... Houdon
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Storyline

While in an international fair of exhibition of airplanes, a French Mirage 2000 of the last generation vanishes and pilots Antoine "Walk'n" Marchelli and Sebastian "Fahrenheit" Vallois are assigned to locate the plane that is flying in a hiding position below a commercial airplane. The pilots order the Mirage to return to the base, but the Mirage attacks Fahrenheit instead, and Walk'n immediately shots the Mirage saving his partner. However, the evidences are forged by the leader of a force called "Special Missions" and Walk'n is falsely accused of not following the orders and discharged from the air force. Blacklisted in the commercial flight companies, Walk'n and Fahrenheit are pressed to join the Special Missions team, where they disclose betrayals in a net of espionage. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Taglines:

'Top Gun' for a new generation.

Genres:

Adventure | Action

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

France

Language:

French | English | Arabic

Release Date:

9 November 2005 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Sky Fighters See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR20,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,720,864
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Early in the film, one pilot does a barrel roll over the other jet, in what is presumably a homage to the same stunt performed by Chuck Yeager in the John Wayne vehicle Jet Pilot (1957). See more »

Goofs

Airliner seen in first air combat scene is Airbus of manufacturers (EADS) own fleet. It's paint scheme is modified with CGI, but graphic artists didn't "repaint" it completely and it's original colors can be seen in wing as reflection. See more »

Connections

Featured in Les chevaliers du ciel - Making-of promo (2005) See more »

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Authentic sky drawings
21 October 2006 | by stewpid-2See all my reviews

Year 2005/2006. What is this? Rubbing my eyes, checking the cover of DVD - Chevaliers du ciel, Les - yes, it is a french movie. Like so many Hollywood cookings, much aerial stunts, breath-taking sky- punctures through clouds and blue pilots heaven. Seen so many fighter-movies, but this is a bullseye. Not for a story - many weak characters, but the real bold ones, the planes themselves.

Mirage was a good choice. Delta-wings gives extra speed and maneuverable feelings with most important fact that those planes were real ones. Real pilots and real surroundings. Only scene over Paris was partly manipulated.

Goodbye Top Gun and so many ridiculous computer aided movies. I won't search for goofs, it's not relevant.

Female-must-frame-in-the-film act was filled with nice-faced Alice Taglioni and the others, but the they did not have the charm of Mme Géraldine Pailhas, who has those faces to hold in memory.

French icon Benoît Magimel got more to keep going on.

My vote is mostly for authentic aviation.


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