Flight of the Intruder [DVD] [1990]

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Flight of the Intruder
Two pilots go against the rule book in a bid to win the war in Viet Nam in this speculative military drama. Lieutenant Jake Grafton (Brad Johnson) is a U.S. Navy pilot stationed aboard an aircraft carrier after the death of his one-time flying partner Morgan McPherson (Christopher Rich), who perished during a recent, ill-advised mission. Lt. Grafton, who has become cynical about the current state of military affairs, is convinced that if the war were left to the soldiers rather than the politicians overseeing the Pentagon, United States victory would be swift and assured. Grafton shares this opinion with Virgil Cole (Willem Dafoe), a supremely confident new pilot under his command, and together they commandeer an A-6 Bomber, known as The Intruder, for an unauthorized bombing raid against Hanoi. The city had been declared off-limits because it was believed that it would have a negative impact on the Paris peace talks, so the raid lands Grafton and Cole in hot water. However, when the talks break down, President Richard Nixon authorizes the pilots to lead a new strike against Hanoi with everything they've got. Ving Rhames and David Schwimmer both appear in small roles that predated their respective rises to fame (in fact, this was Schwimmer's first movie). ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Danny Glover
    Danny Glover - Commander Frank Camparelli
  • Willem Dafoe
    Willem Dafoe - Lieutenant Commander Virgil Cole
  • Brad Johnson
    Brad Johnson - Lieutenant Jake "Cool Hand" Grafton
  • Rosanna Arquette
    Rosanna Arquette - Callie
  • Tom Sizemore
    Tom Sizemore - Boxman

Customer rating

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great insight into Vietnam war

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    I was in Vietnam war as a pilot. We could have won it in 6 weeks but LBJ and MacNamara would not let us win. Robert MacNamara later more or less confessed this in a book he wrote. This movie captures the frustration many of us had at having our hands tied behind our backs while being asked to fight for our Country. I love my Country, the USA and hate to be critical, but the fact is ... when you go to war you should win it!! For some reason our Government did not want to win it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good movie

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    This was a xmas gift for a family member. He loved the film. Great story line and good cast

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This is a Great Movie

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    This is a very good movie if you enjoy air plains and war drama movies.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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