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Unread post03 Oct 2016, 20:57

Anyone remember this movie?



USN had Top Gun. USAF had Iron Eagle. US Army had Fire Birds. It made the AH-64 cool before the Gulf War and WAY WAY WAY before it started to turn jihad-Jerry into buckets of indistinguishable goop. It was one of my favorite movies as a kid.
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Unread post03 Oct 2016, 21:12

Was called "Wings of the Apache" over here - didn't think it was bad at the time.

Well maybe :D

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Unread post04 Oct 2016, 03:27

Loved it
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Unread post04 Oct 2016, 04:24

The panties were a bit much.....
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Unread post04 Oct 2016, 04:29

Monocle display cool back then. LOL.
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Unread post04 Oct 2016, 12:55

I AM THE GREATEST!

...Top notch Nick Cage acting :mrgreen:
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Unread post04 Oct 2016, 23:49

Meh. It was OK. I was living in Tucson when they filmed it so seeing some of my hiking terrain on the big screen was neat. Even saw some of the secondary cast and crew around town. (no Sean Young sightings, dammit!)
And I've been doing fixed-wing flight simulation for almost 30 years (12 as a DoD contractor) and never ONCE did I ever see a crew get that excited to fly a sim. Must be an Army thing. :lol:
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Unread post05 Oct 2016, 00:26

Sadly, that was one of the better Nick Cage movies.
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Unread post05 Oct 2016, 01:14

basher54321 wrote:Was called "Wings of the Apache" over here - didn't think it was bad at the time.

Well maybe :D

Using Apaches to go after a helicopter air-to-air, as the main plot of the movie, is a bit much.
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