History Film / AirAmerica

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-->'''Billy''': Jesus! Who the hell is shooting at us?
-->'''Jack''': Over here, [[EverythingTryingToKillYou everybody shoots at us]].

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-->'''Jack''': ->'''Jack''': Over here, [[EverythingTryingToKillYou everybody shoots at us]].



1969: After [[ItMakesSenseInContext buzzing a semi-driver]], radio eye-in-the-sky Billy Covington (Downey) gets stripped of his pilots license. No sooner does this happen than he gets a job offer from Air America, a covert airlift organization operating out of Laos. Once there, he finds the company full of lunatics, with perhaps the looniest being [[CrazyAwesome Gene Ryack]] (Gibson), a self-proclaimed Buddhist who runs guns on the side. He also finds out the organization is secretly a drug-smuggling operation, run by [[MagnificentBastard Major Lemond]]([[Series/{{Scrubs}} Ken Jenkins]]) and General Soong([[ThePinkPanther Burt Kwouk]]).

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1969: After [[ItMakesSenseInContext buzzing a semi-driver]], radio eye-in-the-sky Billy Covington (Downey) gets stripped of his pilots license. No sooner does this happen than he gets a job offer from Air America, a covert airlift organization operating out of Laos. Once there, he finds the company full of lunatics, with perhaps the looniest being [[CrazyAwesome Gene Ryack]] (Gibson), a self-proclaimed Buddhist who runs guns on the side. He also finds out the organization is secretly a drug-smuggling operation, run by [[MagnificentBastard Major Lemond]]([[Series/{{Scrubs}} Lemond]] ([[Series/{{Scrubs}} Ken Jenkins]]) and General Soong([[ThePinkPanther Soong ([[ThePinkPanther Burt Kwouk]]).
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7th Jun '16 11:49:47 AM Mdumas43073
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1969: After [[ItMakesSenseInContext buzzing a semi-driver]], radio eye-in-the-sky Billy Covington(Creator/RobertDowneyJr) gets stripped of his pilots license. No sooner does this happen than he gets a job offer from Air America, a covert airlift organization operating out of Laos. Once there, he finds the company full of lunatics, with perhaps the looniest being [[CrazyAwesome Gene Ryack]] (Creator/MelGibson), a self-proclaimed Buddhist who runs guns on the side. He also finds out the organization is secretly a drug-smuggling operation, run by [[MagnificentBastard Major Lemond]]([[Series/{{Scrubs}} Ken Jenkins]]) and General Soong([[ThePinkPanther Burt Kwouk]]).

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A 1990 action comedy film directed by Roger Spottiswoode, starring Creator/MelGibson and Creator/RobertDowneyJr.

1969: After [[ItMakesSenseInContext buzzing a semi-driver]], radio eye-in-the-sky Billy Covington(Creator/RobertDowneyJr) Covington (Downey) gets stripped of his pilots license. No sooner does this happen than he gets a job offer from Air America, a covert airlift organization operating out of Laos. Once there, he finds the company full of lunatics, with perhaps the looniest being [[CrazyAwesome Gene Ryack]] (Creator/MelGibson), (Gibson), a self-proclaimed Buddhist who runs guns on the side. He also finds out the organization is secretly a drug-smuggling operation, run by [[MagnificentBastard Major Lemond]]([[Series/{{Scrubs}} Ken Jenkins]]) and General Soong([[ThePinkPanther Burt Kwouk]]).


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29th Mar '16 11:06:00 PM YT45
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* WhatAnIdiot: The pilots' reaction to every psychological warfare method Rob assigns to them.

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* WhatAnIdiot: InUniverse. The pilots' reaction to every psychological warfare method Rob assigns to them.
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* WhatAnIdiot: The pilots' reaction to every psychological warfare method Rob assigns to them.
** Rob plays a recording of a woman screaming that they are supposed to broadcast from loudspeakers mounted on their planes while flying at low altitude. He admits that it's dangerous. One of they pilots says, "This isn't dangerous, this is ''embarrassing''. They're not gonna shoot at us, they're just gonna point up at us and laugh at this shit!"
** Later: "What the fuck is that? Paul Bunyan's condom?"
29th Mar '16 10:59:47 PM YT45
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* RecklessGunUsage: Jack Neely plays miniature golf by shooting another guy's ball.
29th Mar '16 10:50:37 PM YT45
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* ExactWords: After Rob's "We're not here" admonition following the death of one of his friends in a plane crash, Ryack replies, "Yeah, but if we're not here, then this conversation did not take place. And I can't remember what the fuck you didn't tell me!"


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* RefugeInAudacity: After crashing in the jungle, Billy and Ryack get captured by some extremely pissed-off Montagnards. Gene quickly hustles it into an arms deal to replace their ancient French flintlocks.
29th Mar '16 10:41:27 PM YT45
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* CoolPlane: Averted and played straight at the same time. Averted in that none of the planes or helicopters are even remotely sleek or cool looking, played straight in that those aircraft are extremely good at what they're used for and can take a lot of punishment before going down.

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* CoolPlane: Averted and played straight at the same time. Averted in that none of the planes or helicopters are even remotely sleek or cool looking, played straight in that those aircraft (especially the C-123 Provider) are extremely good at what they're used for and can take a lot of punishment before going down.
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