Films featuring F-16s

Unread postPosted: 06 Dec 2009, 04:19
by peterb
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?

RE: Films featuring F-16s

Unread postPosted: 06 Dec 2009, 04:38
by tbarlow
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...

Unread postPosted: 06 Dec 2009, 05:02
by VarkVet

Unread postPosted: 06 Dec 2009, 05:34
by jnt11593
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

Unread postPosted: 06 Dec 2009, 05:38
by silversmok3
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.

Unread postPosted: 06 Dec 2009, 06:03
by fiskerwad
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!
fisk

Unread postPosted: 06 Dec 2009, 06:15
by jnt11593
Here's a movie trailer you guys might enjoy

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

Unread postPosted: 06 Dec 2009, 12:35
by peterb
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.

Unread postPosted: 06 Dec 2009, 12:51
by flighthawk
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 :)

Unread postPosted: 06 Dec 2009, 12:56
by flighthawk
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!
fisk




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:

Unread postPosted: 06 Dec 2009, 12:56
by peterb
I just upgraded my home entertainment system, TV, dvd recorder the works so I will get round to watching it eventually jnt11593

Unread postPosted: 06 Dec 2009, 14:54
by bk974
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.

Unread postPosted: 06 Dec 2009, 17:14
by fiskerwad
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!
fisk



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:


UNCLE, UNCLE!!
You win!! hahaha
fisk

How about Afterburn?

Unread postPosted: 06 Dec 2009, 21:15
by dahaas57
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...

Re: Films featuring F-16s

Unread postPosted: 07 Dec 2009, 07:30
by Unwin
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?

Unread postPosted: 07 Dec 2009, 15:15
by dahaas57
Yup, it was a movie...

Here's a link where they sell it:

http://video.barnesandnoble.com/DVD/Aft ... 6359070525

Unread postPosted: 07 Dec 2009, 21:32
by daryl
"Fighter Pilot" 2004 documentary about a F16 pilot going to red flag training at Nellis with his aircrew, avail at Netflix for sure, I just ordered it, should be here tomorow, I'll post a review. Wash Post says most gut wrenching camera footage ever shown.

Unread postPosted: 08 Dec 2009, 04:32
by Davis83
Been a long time, but didn't the movie "Red Flag" have some F-16 footage in it? I think it was from like 1982/83 timeframe.

Unread postPosted: 08 Dec 2009, 06:26
by Unwin
Sorry to disappoint but "fighter pilot" was a bout an f-15 piolt. Kinda cheesy but looks AMAZING on Blu-Ray!!!

Unread postPosted: 08 Dec 2009, 12:51
by StolichnayaStrafer
Davis83 wrote:Been a long time, but didn't the movie "Red Flag" have some F-16 footage in it? I think it was from like 1982/83 timeframe.


If I remember correctly, it was all F-4 Phantoms with F-5 Tiger IIs as the Aggressors. I distinctly remember the Aggressor commander was William Devane and he was acting like a total A-hole. Chewed out his female crew chief for his Tiger II not flying right in an engagement against his F-4 buddy/rival. He was just outflown that day, plain and simple. Turned out he bought it in a mid-air or augered in at the end of the flick.

Creep gave Aggressors a bad image, he deserved it. :P

Unread postPosted: 08 Dec 2009, 15:43
by Lurch
Not a big role, but F-16's in Transformers II at the end.

Unread postPosted: 09 Dec 2009, 06:04
by Chuckie
Lurch wrote:Not a big role, but F-16's in Transformers II at the end.


Yep, it was us "Tacos" from the NM ANG. Some fun flying the day we were filmed.

RE: Re: Films featuring F-16s

Unread postPosted: 10 Dec 2009, 19:02
by callsignthumper
Why is everyone so obessed with realistic movies, you know how boring it would be! Yeah we all want realistic aspects, but you have ANY idea why you wont find any great movies? COST. The reason why Top- Gun never had a sequal was because of cost. Yeah in Iron Eagle the Model Planes should have had the correct weapon load outs, but besides that, was good movie. Blue Tornado was a decent jet movie came out in 91, featered the f-104 i think, and Tornado's mk,2. British film, but decent aerial shots. All and all, you will never see a top notch Flight Movie, one popularity, and two cost.

Re: RE: Re: Films featuring F-16s

Unread postPosted: 11 Dec 2009, 00:41
by StolichnayaStrafer
callsignthumper wrote:All and all, you will never see a top notch Flight Movie, one popularity, and two cost.


I guess you never saw "The Blue Max" then. :wink:

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Unread postPosted: 11 Dec 2009, 01:28
by callsignthumper
Lol. You know i am upset though, because i feel that US, could deff use a Kick Butt Jet movie, Stealth was weak, but it had ALOT of Hype. To bad im not Donald Simpson, or Jerry Bruckheimer!! lol.

Unread postPosted: 11 Dec 2009, 16:57
by femalepilot
Hello,
Anyone has seen a movie or TV production that featuring a female F-16 Pilot ?

Unread postPosted: 11 Dec 2009, 20:27
by flighthawk
Afraid not - though the extremely lame Iron Eagle 2 had a female Soviet pilot

Maybe Megan Fox can star in TG2 - I might go to see that then :)

Re: RE: Re: Films featuring F-16s

Unread postPosted: 11 Dec 2009, 20:28
by flighthawk
StolichnayaStrafer wrote:
callsignthumper wrote:All and all, you will never see a top notch Flight Movie, one popularity, and two cost.


I guess you never saw "The Blue Max" then. :wink:


truly great film - George Peppard was fantastic

Re: RE: Re: Films featuring F-16s

Unread postPosted: 12 Dec 2009, 10:50
by Falcon4
callsignthumper wrote:Why is everyone so obessed with realistic movies, you know how boring it would be!

Two words... TOP. GUN.

Navy got Top Gun with all the F-14 screen time any fighter plane could possibly dream of. And what's the beautiful Air Force F-16 get? Goddam Iron Eagle, a Disney cartoon compared to Top Gun. May as well have slapped a smiley face on that F-16 model while they were at it. Pastel paints would be suiting as well.

The F-16 only seems to get its moments in side-clips of "look, we have fighter planes!" in otherwise unrelated movies. Yeah - the stereotypical designation of a "fighter plane" is an F-16, and yet it doesn't even have its own movie.

I can guararan-friggin-tee that if some big-wig in Hollywood would dump some money into creating an Air Force parallel to Top Gun, people would go see it. If it's not cheesy (a la Iron Eagle), and actually mostly authentic (a la Behind Enemy Lines - again a Navy movie), maybe we can stop bitching about the lack of balancing Air Force movies to Top Gun...

/rant

RE: Re: Films featuring F-16s

Unread postPosted: 12 Dec 2009, 21:45
by peterb
I'll watch anything with F-16s in it, however bad. This is OT so we'd better move it to the right place, sorry, difficult with the really tiny text. :oops:

RE: Re: Films featuring F-16s

Unread postPosted: 14 Dec 2009, 16:18
by peterb
I'm going to order 'Afterburn', unfortunately it won't arrive until after Christmas though. Thanks for the suggestion dahaas57.

RE: Re: Films featuring F-16s

Unread postPosted: 14 Dec 2009, 16:30
by peterb
I got a wierd server error first time I replied and the topic popped right back into General. Oh well, at least a lot of people saw it. Hope it didn't cause any problems for you guys. :?:

RE: Re: Films featuring F-16s

Unread postPosted: 15 Dec 2009, 20:50
by SwampFox80
Y'all remember "Romancing The Stone, Part Two"? There was a F-16 scene where Micheal Douglas, Kathleen Turner and someone else hop in it, start it up and taxi out into the desert? They fire the gun and missles to escape the bad guys!! I need to rent it and watch that again, been twenty years or so.

RE: Re: Films featuring F-16s

Unread postPosted: 16 Dec 2009, 03:53
by callsignthumper
Buy a bullet, and rent a gun.

RE: Re: Films featuring F-16s

Unread postPosted: 16 Dec 2009, 07:34
by peterb
Romancing the Stone Part 2 was a fun film, definately worth seeing again after 20 years.

RE: Re: Films featuring F-16s

Unread postPosted: 24 May 2011, 11:05
by jnt11593
So guys I hate to resurrect a dead thread but I found something I couldn't pass up.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VfrvbPI112M

Now I'm not in the Air Force (yet) nor am I what you could call an expert in the matters of the F-16 but i think there may be one or two inaccuracies here. but hey at least the CGI is "amazing"

anyways It gave me a good laugh so I hope you guys enjoy it. :lol: :P

RE: Re: Films featuring F-16s

Unread postPosted: 24 May 2011, 18:57
by flighthawk
Think I am going to have to gauge my eyes out with a knife - are you sure the F-16 close up isnt a plastic Airfix model with no pilot?
And why does her radar keep picking up F-22s!!

oh so many questions........that Im not going to answer

Re: RE: Re: Films featuring F-16s

Unread postPosted: 24 May 2011, 21:17
by runi_dk
jnt11593 wrote:
Now I'm not in the Air Force (yet) nor am I what you could call an expert in the matters of the F-16 but i think there may be one or two inaccuracies here. but hey at least the CGI is "amazing"

anyways It gave me a good laugh so I hope you guys enjoy it. :lol: :P


Understatement of the year, haha.

RE: Re: Films featuring F-16s

Unread postPosted: 24 May 2011, 23:29
by FlightDreamz
I was going to mention HBO's "Afterburn" as well but dahaas57 beat me to it! See http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0103626/

Unread postPosted: 25 May 2011, 03:33
by NATOVIPER

RE: Re: Films featuring F-16s

Unread postPosted: 25 May 2011, 03:38
by Gamera
http://www.impdb.org/index.php?title=Ca ... ing_Falcon

IMPDB > Category:Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon

RE: Re: Films featuring F-16s

Unread postPosted: 26 May 2011, 00:23
by FlightDreamz
"The Jewell of the Nile" there's a classic. The Arab "F-16" looked like it had the canopy from an F-14 Tomcat to me. :roll:

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Unread postPosted: 26 May 2011, 07:31
by launcherman
"Red Dawn" had an F-16 pilot (Powers Booth I believe), had been shot down. At one point you can hear jets and see contrails. Does that count?

RE: Re: Films featuring F-16s

Unread postPosted: 26 May 2011, 10:10
by NATOVIPER
Image

http://youtu.be/p26X9W3ofLM

Anadolu kartallari is gonna cost 6 million dollars. Pretty high for a nonprofit movie. A special jet and crew with aerial camera systems rented for the movie from US company Wolfe Air Aviation.

http://www.wolfeair.com

Image


CAMERA SYSTEMS:
Vectorvision - film, video and HI-DEF systems with lens ports on fuselage top and bottom, remotely controlled by camera operator inside the airplane
IMAX belly-mount system
POV nose mount/IMAX Super Nose Mount
Underwing remote control digital still camera pods


I think we will see "Les chevaliers du ciel" like movie.

RE: Re: Films featuring F-16s

Unread postPosted: 26 May 2011, 12:02
by FlightDreamz
Hopefully an English/dubbed version of "Anadolu Kartallari" will come out on DVD (I might try and rent it anyway just for the flying scenes)! :wink:

Re: RE: Re: Films featuring F-16s

Unread postPosted: 30 May 2011, 15:11
by StolichnayaStrafer
launcherman wrote:"Red Dawn" had an F-16 pilot (Powers Booth I believe), had been shot down. At one point you can hear jets and see contrails. Does that count?


Sorry, he said he was an Eagle Driver in the movie.

Unread postPosted: 22 Jun 2011, 01:30
by staf
hi, i just finished afterburn and at the searching for that true story which is behind the movie, i found this thread. let me add one more movie:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0104521/ (no matter that there are F-15s at a cover, the movie is full of vipers and kfirs).

Unread postPosted: 22 Jun 2011, 03:16
by FlightDreamz
I vaguely remember renting that at a BlockBusters years ago. Don't recall the movie at all, It was next to Iron Eagle on the shelf that's all I remember (time to look it up again I think). :salute:

Unread postPosted: 26 Jul 2011, 14:22
by NATOVIPER
ANADOLU KARTALLARI (Anatolian Eagles) Behind The Scenes


http://video.cnnturk.com/2011/yasam/7/26/anadolu-kartallari-kamera-arkasi

Unread postPosted: 03 Aug 2011, 03:55
by Jon
I'm surprised no one has meantioned this, but you see at least two F-16s in Iron Man II.

You could even see the serials quite easily:
[serial]83-1119[/serial]
[serial]90-0797[/serial]

Anyone else able to connect a serial to the movie?

Re: Films featuring F-16s

Unread postPosted: 06 Sep 2018, 20:21
by basher54321
Parwaaz Hai Junoon - AKA payback for the Iron Eagle series




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Re: Films featuring F-16s

Unread postPosted: 09 Sep 2018, 11:14
by basher54321