Films featuring F-16s

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peterb

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Unread post06 Dec 2009, 04:19

The one that comes to mind is Iron Eagle. Which other movies can you think of featuring F-16s, how were they flown and why?
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Unread post06 Dec 2009, 04:38

Blue Thunder was another bad use of the F-16. The pilots were wearing Air Force System Command patches and the F-16's had no tail codes. The guys at Bitburg like to remind us that a helocopter got the better of the Vipers...
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Unread post06 Dec 2009, 05:02

My eyes have seen the glory of the Lord and the esthetics of the Flightline
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Unread post06 Dec 2009, 05:34

Eagle Eye, Transformers 2, Atomic Train, and some godzilla knockoff i was watching once (terrible shame i can't remember the title)

It also seems like there was some F-16s in the Sum of all Fears
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Unread post06 Dec 2009, 05:38

jnt11593 wrote:Eagle Eye, Transformers 2, Atomic Train, and some godzilla knockoff i was watching once (terrible shame i can't remember the title)

It also seems like there was some F-16s in the Sum of all Fears


Indeed, as well as in X2 where ANG F-16s chase the X-men aircraft.
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Unread post06 Dec 2009, 06:03

And just when you think it can't get worse than Iron Eagle...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flight_of_Fury
Too many things wrong to count!
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Unread post06 Dec 2009, 06:15

Here's a movie trailer you guys might enjoy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7cQEfmKe9k
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Unread post06 Dec 2009, 12:35

It looks like there are no realistic movies featuring the f-16 which is a shame. The only film that actually had some dogfights featuring the Fighting Falcon is Iron Eagle though, the Arab planes were Kfirs. What I saw of the actual flying was good and I watch some of the sequences over and over again.

As for the movie trailer, I think I have that video but haven't watched it yet. I prefer films like Flight of the Intruder, Top Gun etc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tm-Fb_0CHAw

The main thing is seeing the real aircraft actually flying and what goes on in the cockpit.
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Unread post06 Dec 2009, 12:51

jnt11593 wrote:Here's a movie trailer you guys might enjoy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7cQEfmKe9k


jeez now thats bad - enjoyed the FOTI clips though :)
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Unread post06 Dec 2009, 12:56

fiskerwad wrote:And just when you think it can't get worse than Iron Eagle...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flight_of_Fury
Too many things wrong to count!
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It got worse than that - putting the bad in bad TACTICAL ASSAULT

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0127917/

Trailer here: http://www.flixster.com/movie/tactical-assault




There is an F-16 in Top Gun - its there for about 0.7 seconds - see if you can find it :twisted:
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Unread post06 Dec 2009, 12:56

I just upgraded my home entertainment system, TV, dvd recorder the works so I will get round to watching it eventually jnt11593
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Unread post06 Dec 2009, 14:54

Has anyone seen the TV-Movie "FLight of Black Angel"? There is some f-16's there... Dogfights too, Although the "bad guy" is flying a KFIR called Mirage.
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Unread post06 Dec 2009, 17:14

flighthawk wrote:
fiskerwad wrote:And just when you think it can't get worse than Iron Eagle...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flight_of_Fury
Too many things wrong to count!
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It got worse than that - putting the bad in bad TACTICAL ASSAULT

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0127917/

Trailer here: http://www.flixster.com/movie/tactical-assault


There is an F-16 in Top Gun - its there for about 0.7 seconds - see if you can find it :twisted:


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You win!! hahaha
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Unread post06 Dec 2009, 21:15

How about the movie AFTERBURN? While a movie based upon a true story vs being a shoot em up, it's still an F-16 movie. This is one that hits home for me because I was stationed at Kunsan AB from Sept 1981, right after they received the first 2 jets, and until Sept 1982, moving on to Eglin AFB 2 months before the accident in the movie. While I didn't know Ted Harduvel personally, I knew of him as one of our pilots.

Anyway, just I'd throw that movie into the mix as it's out there as well. As it's been a while since I saw it, but I seem to remember that the cockpit portions they showed in the film were of some strange aircraft I didn't recognize if I remember right...
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Unread post07 Dec 2009, 07:30

peterb wrote:The one that comes to mind is Iron Eagle. Which other movies can you think of featuring F-16s, how were they flown and why?


Thought that was a documentry. You mean it was a movie?
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