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Tactical Assault (1998)

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A deranged Air Force pilot seeks to destroy the life of his former commander, who shot him down during the Gulf War to stop him from shooting on unauthorized and civilian targets.

Director:

Mark Griffiths

Writer:

David Golden
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rutger Hauer ... Capt. John 'Doc' Holiday
Robert Patrick ... Col. Lee Banning
Isabel Glasser ... Jennifer Banning
Dey Young ... Dr. Baxter
Ken Howard ... General Horace White
Barry Zetlin Barry Zetlin ... AWACS Controller
Harri James Harri James ... Enlisted Woman
Tam Logan Tam Logan ... Lt. Conklin
Wendy Benson-Landes ... Maureen (as Wendy Benson)
Frank Moran Frank Moran ... Irish Setter
Bruce Anderson Bruce Anderson ... Lt. Roberts
Michael W. Mitchell Michael W. Mitchell ... Hawk (as Mike Mitchell)
David Kadas David Kadas ... Dutchman
John Nadler John Nadler ... Scout
Richard Langan ... Cougar
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A deranged Air Force pilot seeks to destroy the life of his former commander, who shot him down during the Gulf War to stop him from shooting on unauthorized and civilian targets. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Every war has its secrets. This one's about to explode.

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Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some language and violence | See all certifications »
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Trivia

The truck used to carry the missiles - when Captain John "Doc" Holiday (Rutger Hauer) climbs in - was a Romanian made military truck (D.A.C.). See more »

Goofs

Toward the end of the opening credits, the general sits at a desk to read a confidential memo. The last visible line of the memo says "This report covers an investigation into the events and circumstances regarding the downing of Capt. John Holiday on 04SEP1997." But the top of the memo carries the date: 12 DEC 1991 See more »

Connections

Edited from Iron Eagle (1986) See more »

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O mio babbino caro
Composed by Giacomo Puccini (uncredited)
Performed by Kristin Pickett
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Mitchell burns up the screen!
27 October 1999 | by ismitjeSee all my reviews

It's as if the Stay-Puffed Marshmallow Man from Ghostbusters had been reincarnated in Rutger Hauer's body and is taking revenge upon a rival's pregnant wife! If seeing an obese Hauer chase a very pregnant Isabel Glaser (imagine the spine-tingling thrills in that contest) sounds good to you, see this film! Seriously, if Hauer is what an Iraqi POW looks like after six years in prison, then hungry people everywhere should make a bee line to a jail in Baghdad. Overall "Tactical Assault" rates 2 stars instead of 1 because Mike Mitchell as Hawk is terrific. Mitchell burns up the screen as a NATO pilot until his plane is burned up itself (by an enemy missle), whereupon the film loses what little verve it had to begin with.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 April 1998 (Greece) See more »

Also Known As:

Aeromahia See more »

Filming Locations:

Budapest, Hungary See more »

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