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12th Mar '17 4:04:32 PM Mdumas43073
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The film, adapted by William C. Anderson from his own 1980 book of the same title, is BasedOnATrueStory about the controversial (and very costly) rescue of Lieutenant Colonel Iceal "Gene" Hambleton (Hackman), after he survives being shot down over [[UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar Vietnam]], finding himself directly in the path of the North Vietnamese Army's Easter Offensive of 1972.

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The film, adapted by William C. Anderson from his own 1980 book of the same title, is BasedOnATrueStory about the controversial (and very costly) rescue of U.S. Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Iceal "Gene" Hambleton (Hackman), after he survives being shot down over [[UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar Vietnam]], finding himself directly in the path of the North Vietnamese Army's Easter Offensive of 1972.
12th Mar '17 4:03:06 PM Mdumas43073
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The film, adapted by William C. Anderson from his own 1980 book of the same title, is BasedOnATrueStory about the controversial (and very costly) rescue of Lieutenant Colonel Iceal "Gene" Hambleton, after he survives being shot down over [[UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar Vietnam]], finding himself directly in the path of the North Vietnamese Army's Easter Offensive of 1972.

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The film, adapted by William C. Anderson from his own 1980 book of the same title, is BasedOnATrueStory about the controversial (and very costly) rescue of Lieutenant Colonel Iceal "Gene" Hambleton, Hambleton (Hackman), after he survives being shot down over [[UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar Vietnam]], finding himself directly in the path of the North Vietnamese Army's Easter Offensive of 1972.



He spots a small propeller driven plane nearby and via emergency radio he is able to contact its pilot, Captain Bartholomew "Bird Dog" Clark, who attempts to guide him to safety from the air. On the run fron the NVA and the impending air strike, Hambleton sees the horrors of war up close for the first time, and must rely only his wits and a voice on a radio to keep him alive.

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He spots a small propeller driven plane nearby and via emergency radio he is able to contact its pilot, Captain Bartholomew "Bird Dog" Clark, Clark (Glover), who attempts to guide him to safety from the air. On the run fron the NVA and the impending air strike, Hambleton sees the horrors of war up close for the first time, and must rely only his wits and a voice on a radio to keep him alive.
12th Mar '17 4:01:50 PM Mdumas43073
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The film, adapted by William C. Anderson from his own 1980 book of the same title, is BasedOnATrueStorh about the controversial (and very costly) rescue of Lieutenant Colonel Iceal "Gene" Hambleton, after he survives being shot down over [[UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar Vietnam]], finding himself directly in the path of the North Vietnamese Army's Easter Offensive of 1972.

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The film, adapted by William C. Anderson from his own 1980 book of the same title, is BasedOnATrueStorh BasedOnATrueStory about the controversial (and very costly) rescue of Lieutenant Colonel Iceal "Gene" Hambleton, after he survives being shot down over [[UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar Vietnam]], finding himself directly in the path of the North Vietnamese Army's Easter Offensive of 1972.
12th Mar '17 4:01:39 PM Mdumas43073
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A [[FilmsOfThe1980s 1988]] film starring Creator/GeneHackman, Creator/DannyGlover, and Jerry Reed. The film is BasedOnATrueStory, about the controversial (and very costly) rescue of Lieutenant Colonel Iceal "Gene" Hambleton, after he survives being shot down over [[UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar Vietnam]], finding himself directly in the path of the North Vietnamese Army's Easter Offensive of 1972.

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A [[FilmsOfThe1980s 1988]] war film directed by Peter Markle, starring Creator/GeneHackman, Creator/DannyGlover, and Jerry Reed. Reed.

The film film, adapted by William C. Anderson from his own 1980 book of the same title, is BasedOnATrueStory, BasedOnATrueStorh about the controversial (and very costly) rescue of Lieutenant Colonel Iceal "Gene" Hambleton, after he survives being shot down over [[UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar Vietnam]], finding himself directly in the path of the North Vietnamese Army's Easter Offensive of 1972.
12th Mar '17 3:52:19 PM Mdumas43073
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29th Sep '16 5:29:40 PM MarkLungo
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* PlaneSpotting: The movie includes quite a few aircraft from the Vietnam War, including UH-1 Hueys, HH-3 Jolly Green Giants, the O-2 Skymaster, and the EB-66 Destroyer.

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* PlaneSpotting: UsefulNotes/PlaneSpotting: The movie includes quite a few aircraft from the Vietnam War, including UH-1 Hueys, HH-3 Jolly Green Giants, the O-2 Skymaster, and the EB-66 Destroyer.




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17th May '16 1:51:39 AM Mdumas43073
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A [[FilmsOfThe1980s 1988]] film starring Gene Hackman, Creator/DannyGlover, and Jerry Reed. The film is BasedOnATrueStory, about the controversial (and very costly) rescue of Lieutenant Colonel Iceal "Gene" Hambleton, after he survives being shot down over [[UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar Vietnam]], finding himself directly in the path of the North Vietnamese Army's Easter Offensive of 1972.

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A [[FilmsOfThe1980s 1988]] film starring Gene Hackman, Creator/GeneHackman, Creator/DannyGlover, and Jerry Reed. The film is BasedOnATrueStory, about the controversial (and very costly) rescue of Lieutenant Colonel Iceal "Gene" Hambleton, after he survives being shot down over [[UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar Vietnam]], finding himself directly in the path of the North Vietnamese Army's Easter Offensive of 1972.


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14th May '15 10:18:41 AM Morgenthaler
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17th Aug '14 8:00:07 PM TimDH426
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A [[FilmsOfThe1980s 1988]] film starring Gene Hackman, Danny Glover, and Jerry Reed. The film is BasedOnATrueStory, about the controversial (and very costly) rescue of Lieutenant Colonel Iceal "Gene" Hambleton, after he survives being shot down over [[UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar Vietnam]], finding himself directly in the path of the North Vietnamese Army's Easter Offensive of 1972.

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A [[FilmsOfThe1980s 1988]] film starring Gene Hackman, Danny Glover, Creator/DannyGlover, and Jerry Reed. The film is BasedOnATrueStory, about the controversial (and very costly) rescue of Lieutenant Colonel Iceal "Gene" Hambleton, after he survives being shot down over [[UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar Vietnam]], finding himself directly in the path of the North Vietnamese Army's Easter Offensive of 1972.
10th Jan '14 3:13:07 AM LongLiveHumour
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A [[FilmsOfThe1980s 1988]] film starring Gene Hackman, Danny Glover, and Jerry Reed. The film is BasedOnATrueStory, about the controversial (and very costly) rescue of Lieutenant Colonel Iceal "Gene" Hambleton, after he survives being shot down over [[TheVietnamWar Vietnam]], finding himself directly in the path of the North Vietnamese Army's Easter Offensive of 1972.

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A [[FilmsOfThe1980s 1988]] film starring Gene Hackman, Danny Glover, and Jerry Reed. The film is BasedOnATrueStory, about the controversial (and very costly) rescue of Lieutenant Colonel Iceal "Gene" Hambleton, after he survives being shot down over [[TheVietnamWar [[UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar Vietnam]], finding himself directly in the path of the North Vietnamese Army's Easter Offensive of 1972.
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