5.8/10
6,051
47 user 13 critic

Flight of the Intruder (1991)

During the air war over Vietnam, a U.S. Navy A-6 Intruder bomber pilot schemes with a hardened veteran to make an unauthorized air strike on Hanoi.

Director:

John Milius

Writers:

Stephen Coonts (novel), Robert Dillon (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Bat*21 (1988)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

During the Vietnam War, Colonel Hambleton's aircraft is shot down over enemy territory and a frantic rescue operation ensues.

Director: Peter Markle
Stars: Gene Hackman, Danny Glover, Jerry Reed
Fire Birds (1990)
Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Elite Apache helicopter pilots are tasked with destroying powerful armed drug cartels operating in South America.

Director: David Green
Stars: Nicolas Cage, Tommy Lee Jones, Sean Young
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Borneo, 1942: An American soldier escapes WWII and becomes the king of the headhunters in the jungle. Two British soldiers are parachuted into the area to find local support for the battle against the Japanese.

Director: John Milius
Stars: Nick Nolte, Nigel Havers, Frank McRae
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Ten years after his son went M.I.A. in Vietnam, U.S. Marine retired Colonel Jason Rhodes assembles a private rescue team to find Americans held in P.O.W. camps in Laos.

Director: Ted Kotcheff
Stars: Gene Hackman, Patrick Swayze, Robert Stack
Off Limits I (1988)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

McGriff and Albaby are probably doing the worst law enforcement job in the world - they are plain clothes U.S. military policemen on duty in war-time Saigon. However, their job becomes even... See full summary »

Director: Christopher Crowe
Stars: Willem Dafoe, Gregory Hines, Fred Ward
Motorcycle Gang (TV Movie 1994)
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

Cal and his family are driving to their new home in California and are terrorized by a motorcycle gang along the highway.

Director: John Milius
Stars: Gerald McRaney, Jake Busey, John Cassini
Action | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A tough sergeant and his sidekick roll into a demoralized firebase and proceed to rebuild morale and fortifications in advance of the climactic battle with the VietCong.

Director: Brian Trenchard-Smith
Stars: Wings Hauser, R. Lee Ermey, Robert Arevalo
Red Dawn (1984)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

It is the dawn of World War III. In mid-western America, a group of teenagers band together to defend their town, and their country, from invading Soviet forces.

Director: John Milius
Stars: Patrick Swayze, C. Thomas Howell, Lea Thompson
White Sands (1992)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A small southwestern town Sheriff finds a body in the desert with a suitcase and five hundred thousand dollars. He impersonates the man and stumbles into an F.B.I. investigation.

Director: Roger Donaldson
Stars: Willem Dafoe, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Mickey Rourke
Iron Eagle (1986)
Action | Thriller | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A young pilot plans a rescue mission when his father, an Air Force Colonel, is shot down over enemy territory and captured.

Director: Sidney J. Furie
Stars: Louis Gossett Jr., Jason Gedrick, David Suchet
Navy Seals (1990)
Action | Adventure | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A battle-hardened Seal Team sets off on a mission to destroy a shipment of US-built Stinger missiles that have fallen into terrorist hands.

Director: Lewis Teague
Stars: Charlie Sheen, Michael Biehn, Joanne Whalley
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Follows the rise and fall of rebel leader in a post-apocalyptic world.

Director: John Milius
Stars: Richard Martens, John Milius
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Danny Glover ... Commander Frank Camparelli
Willem Dafoe ... Lt. Cmdr. Virgil Cole
Brad Johnson ... Lt. Jake' Cool Hand' Grafton
Rosanna Arquette ... Callie
Tom Sizemore ... Boxman
J. Kenneth Campbell ... Lt. Cmdr. 'Cowboy' Parker
Jared Chandler Jared Chandler ... Lt. J.G. Jack 'Razor' Barlow
Dann Florek ... Mad Jack
Madison Mason ... 'Cag'
Ving Rhames ... McRae
Christopher Rich ... Lt. J.G. Morgan McPherson
Douglas Roberts ... Guffy
Scott N. Stevens Scott N. Stevens ... Hardesty (as Scott Newton Stevens)
Justin Williams Justin Williams ... Sammy
John Corbett ... Big Augie
Edit

Storyline

After his bombardier is killed, Jake "Cool Hand" Grafton (Brad Johnson)', a carrier-based Intruder pilot, questions the purpose of Navy bombing missions. He finds an ally for his cynicism in Virgil Cole, a bombardier on his third tour of duty, and together they ponder the notion of one unsanctioned mission "downtown", to "Sam City" in North Vietnam. Written by Marg Baskin <marg@asd.raytheon.ca>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The only thing they can count on is each other.

Genres:

Action | Drama | Thriller | War

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 January 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Flight of the Intruder See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,725,133, 21 January 1991

Gross USA:

$14,587,732

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$14,587,732
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Richard Dreyfuss and Richard Gere were considered for the role of Virgil Cole, until Willem Dafoe was eventually chosen to play the character. Had Gere been chosen, this would have made the second time he would have played a military pilot: The first was An Officer and a Gentleman (1982). See more »

Goofs

On the DVD Menu page, an F-14 Tomcat is pictured. Although the the Navy began flying the F-14 Tomacat in 1972, it did not see service in Vietnam until the end of the war in 1975. See more »

Quotes

Cole: Do it, Sandy.
Cole: I'd do it for you.
See more »


Soundtracks

Last Date
Written and performed by Floyd Cramer
Courtesy of Step One Records
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »

User Reviews

 
Exceeds expectations as entertainment ........
22 December 2009 | by merklekranzSee all my reviews

Recommended viewing, especially for those who have not read the book. The flying scenes are great, with ferocious sound to match. While parts of the story will seem quite familiar, the raid on Hanoi is an unusual focal point of the film, and terrific. Danny Glover and Willem Dafoe have the best developed characters, but overall the acting is fine. The motivation of the different characters is quite interesting and adds to the excitement. Dialog varies from profound to hokey. The film is is recommended as one of the better Vietnam War movies. There is plenty of action, and "Flight of the Intruder" certainly exceeds expectations as entertainment. - MERK


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 47 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series



Recently Viewed