History Film / FireBirds

31st Mar '15 4:00:59 PM MarkLungo
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28th Mar '15 10:40:30 AM Morgenthaler
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A [[TheNineties 1990]] movie starring TommyLeeJones and NicolasCage as [[YanksWithTanks United States Army]] [[TheCavalry Air Cavalry]] helicopter pilots. The U.S. Army and the DEA are assisting government officials in Central America in fighting the increasingly militant [[TheCartel drug cartels]], but are unexpectedly outgunned by a mercenary pilot Eric Stoller, and his Scorpion attack helicopter. Captain Jake Preston (Cage), one of the few survivors of an [[CurbStompBattle aerial ambush]] in the beginning of the movie, must train hard to prepare for a new mission to hunt down and eliminate [[TheDragon Eric Stoller]].

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A [[TheNineties 1990]] 1990 movie starring TommyLeeJones Creator/TommyLeeJones and NicolasCage Creator/NicolasCage as [[YanksWithTanks United States Army]] [[TheCavalry Air Cavalry]] helicopter pilots. The U.S. Army and the DEA are assisting government officials in Central America in fighting the increasingly militant [[TheCartel drug cartels]], but are unexpectedly outgunned by a mercenary pilot Eric Stoller, and his Scorpion attack helicopter. Captain Jake Preston (Cage), one of the few survivors of an [[CurbStompBattle aerial ambush]] in the beginning of the movie, must train hard to prepare for a new mission to hunt down and eliminate [[TheDragon Eric Stoller]].
Stoller]].

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** WeaponsUnderstudies: The Scorpion Attack Helicopter that TheDragon flies is in fact an American-made [=McDonnell Douglas=] MD-500 Defender.
** EveryHelicopterIsAHuey: Utterly averted, though it is worth noting that the AH-1 Cobras seen in the intro are in fact a cousin of the Huey, being originally based on the UH-1.


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* EveryHelicopterIsAHuey: Utterly averted, though it is worth noting that the AH-1 Cobras seen in the intro are in fact a cousin of the Huey, being originally based on the UH-1.


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* WeaponsUnderstudies: The Scorpion Attack Helicopter that TheDragon flies is in fact an American-made [=McDonnell Douglas=] MD-500 Defender.
21st Nov '14 2:36:21 AM Patachou
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* PublicDomainSoundtrack: The soundtrack includes snippets of "Mars" by GustavHolst during the final battle.

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* PublicDomainSoundtrack: The soundtrack includes snippets of "Mars" by GustavHolst Music/GustavHolst during the final battle.
19th Sep '14 1:47:12 AM southpaw2977
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* BondOneLiner: PlayedWith, after Preston crashes in the flight simulator.
-->''Pretend that we just [[DeathNotification notified your Next of Kin]].''

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* BondOneLiner: PlayedWith, Guthrie, after shooting down a Cartel fighter jet with a Stinger missile.
--> ''Snort that, Sucker!''
**PlayedWith by Little,
after Preston crashes in the flight simulator.
-->''Pretend that -->''Try to make-believe we just [[DeathNotification notified your Next of Kin]].''



* PreMortemOneLiner: Guthrie, before shooting down a Cartel fighter jet with a Stinger missile.
--> ''Snort this, Sucker!''

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* PreMortemOneLiner: Guthrie, before shooting down a Cartel fighter jet with a Stinger missile.
--> ''Snort this, Sucker!''
Preston, after he [[spoiler:dupes Stoller into over-flying him...]]
--->"Oops...you blew it"
19th Sep '14 1:27:52 AM southpaw2977
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-->''[[BigDamnHeroes Get away from her, you son of a bitch.]]''

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-->''[[BigDamnHeroes Get away from --> "You're not touching her, you son ''filthy piece of a bitch.]]''shit...''."
27th Jul '14 9:29:36 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* BackedByThePentagon: The producers received quite a bit of assistance from the Arizona [[HomeGuard National Guard]] in particular.
20th May '14 10:31:00 AM Angeldeb82
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* BondOneLiner: PlayedWith, after Preston crashes in the flight simulator.
-->''Pretend that we just [[DeathNotification notified your Next of Kin]].''



* DescriptionPorn: Tommy Lee Jones delivers pretty much any time his character says anything having to do with his job, and most especially while discussing the AH-64 Apache [[spoiler: and while giving Guthrie a last-minute briefing on how to assemble and utilize the FIM-92 Stinger Surface To Air Missile launcher.]]

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* DescriptionPorn: Tommy Lee Jones delivers pretty much any time his character says anything having to do with his job, and most especially while discussing the AH-64 Apache [[spoiler: and while giving Guthrie a last-minute briefing on how to assemble and utilize the FIM-92 Stinger Surface To Air Missile launcher.]]launcher]].



* DrivesLikeCrazy: Billie Guthrie driving Jake's [[CoolCar Corvette]]. Jake driving a jeep [[spoiler: with panties and a periscope on his head.]]

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* DrivesLikeCrazy: Billie Guthrie driving Jake's [[CoolCar Corvette]]. {{Co|olCar}}rvette. Jake driving a jeep [[spoiler: with panties and a periscope on his head.]]head]].



* PostMortemOneLiner: PlayedWith, after Preston crashes in the flight simulator.
-->''Pretend that we just [[DeathNotification notified your Next of Kin]].''



* RecycledINSPACE: It's ''Film/TopGun'' IN ARMY HELICOPTERS! One of the primary complaints about the film, in fact.

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* RecycledINSPACE: RecycledInSpace: It's ''Film/TopGun'' IN ARMY HELICOPTERS! One of the primary complaints about the film, in fact.



* ThisIsForEmphasisBITCH: Jake snarls the line rather than shouting it. Which would make sense, given that Stoller wouldn't be able to hear him anyways.

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* ThisIsForEmphasisBITCH: ThisIsForEmphasisBitch: Jake snarls the line rather than shouting it. Which would make sense, given that Stoller wouldn't be able to hear him anyways.
17th May '14 8:28:54 AM GuyIncog
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* BlindDriving: When Preston has trouble flying using the monocle display, Little's solution is to have him try to drive a Jeep with a toy periscope ([[RuleOfFunny and a pair of bright red panties]]) covering hia eyes. While he ''can'' see through the periscope, his field of view is so narrow that he requires constant guidance from Little to avoid crashing.
17th Apr '14 5:59:31 AM AFP
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** EveryHelicopterIsAHuey: Utterly averted, though it is worth noting that the AH-1 Cobras seen in the intro are in fact a cousin of the Huey, being originally based on the UH-1; the UH-60 is a direct descendant of the UH-1 "slick" transport variant.

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** EveryHelicopterIsAHuey: Utterly averted, though it is worth noting that the AH-1 Cobras seen in the intro are in fact a cousin of the Huey, being originally based on the UH-1; the UH-60 is a direct descendant of the UH-1 "slick" transport variant.UH-1.
16th Apr '14 1:52:06 PM alcockell
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** EveryHelicopterIsAHuey: Utterly averted, though it is worth noting that the AH-1 Cobras seen in the intro are in fact a cousin of the Huey, being originally based on the UH-1.

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** EveryHelicopterIsAHuey: Utterly averted, though it is worth noting that the AH-1 Cobras seen in the intro are in fact a cousin of the Huey, being originally based on the UH-1.UH-1; the UH-60 is a direct descendant of the UH-1 "slick" transport variant.
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