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Air America (1990)
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5.7 IMDB rating
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Mel Gibson Mel Gibson
Gene
Nancy Travis Nancy Travis
Corinne Landreaux
Ken Jenkins Ken Jenkins
Major Donald Lemond
Lane Smith Lane Smith
Senator Davenport
Art LaFleur Art LaFleur
Jack Neely
Ned Eisenberg Ned Eisenberg
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Christopher Robbins Christopher Robbins
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John Eskow John Eskow
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An average movie

8 years, 7 months ago at Mar 11 13:42
Honestly, I don't remember much about this flick. I mean, on paper, it sounded great to have Mel Gibson and Robert Downey Jr playing some buddies in an action comedy like this one but, eventually, I thought the whole thing was terribly underwhelming. Probably, the biggest issue was that the tone was not really well defined. Indeed, if you watch the poster or the trailer, the whole thing seems to b... read more

A hit-and-miss historical curiosity

1 year, 11 months ago at Nov 1 6:22
Adapted from the 1978 non-fiction novel of the same name by journalist Christopher Robbins, Air America strives to be both an anti-war political drama as well as an action-comedy, but it never quite comes together in any meaningful way. The film was helmed by director Roger Spottiswoode, who cut his teeth editing Sam Peckinpah movies (including Straw Dogs) and went on to direct the James Bond adve... read more
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Air America was the CIA's private airline operating in Laos during the Vietnam War, running anything and everything from soldiers to foodstuffs for local villagers. After losing his pilot's license, Billy Covington is recruited into it, and ends up in the middle of a bunch of lunatic pilots, gun-running by his friend Gene Ryack, and opium smuggling by his own superiors.
Release date: 10 August 1990
UPC: 012236114260
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" Directed by: Roger Spottiswoode Produced by: Mario Kassar, Andrew G. Vadjna, and Daniel Melnick Written by: John Eskow and Richard Rush Based on the book by: Christopher Robbins Cinematography: Roger Deakins Edited by: John Bloom and Lois Freeman Fox Music by: Charles Gross Distributed by: TriStar Pictures"


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" Directed by: Roger Spottiswoode Produced by: Mario Kassar, Andrew G. Vadjna, and Daniel Melnick Written by: John Eskow and Richard Rush Based on the book by: Christopher Robbins Cinematography: Roger Deakins Edited by: John Bloom and Lois Freeman Fox Music by: Charles Gross Distributed by: TriStar Pictures"


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PvtCaboose91 posted a review 1 year, 11 months ago

A hit-and-miss historical curiosity

“Adapted from the 1978 non-fiction novel of the same name by journalist Christopher Robbins, Air America strives to be both an anti-war political drama as well as an action-comedy, but it never quite comes together in any meaningful way. The film was helmed by director Roger Spottiswoode, who cut his teeth editing Sam Peckinpah movies (including Straw Dogs) and went on to direct the James Bond adventure Tomorrow Never Dies. Unfortunately, the director struggles with tone throughout Air America - Spottiswoode and co. visibly strived to recreate the success of other military comedies like 1987's Good Morning, Vietnam, but the film lacks the spark of wittiness and personality to achieve this, even though it's certainly a handsomely-mounted action-adventure.

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