History Film / FlightOfTheIntruder

21st Jun '16 8:00:36 PM AFP
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* FamousLastWords: Cole is wounded and surrounded by NVA, who are using him as bait. After telling the A-1 Skyraiders to bomb his position, he adds, "Alpha Mike Foxtrot," NATO phonetic for "Adios, motherfuckers."

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* FamousLastWords: Cole [[spoiler: Tiger Cole]] is wounded and surrounded by NVA, who are using him as bait. After telling the A-1 Skyraiders to bomb his position, he adds, "Alpha Mike Foxtrot," NATO phonetic for "Adios, motherfuckers."


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* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: Tiger Cole]] is badly injured after bailing out, and knows the NVA is camping nearby to use him as bait against any would-be rescuers. He also knows that [[spoiler: Jake Grafton]] will try to save him, blundering right into an ambush. So instead he [[MercyKill orders an air strike on his own position]].
21st Jun '16 7:55:10 PM AFP
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* IronicNickname: Razor, decided upon as a better nickname than [[NewMeat New Guy]], for a pilot who doesn't look old enough to start shaving yet. When he turns out to be ''very'' bloodthirsty when it comes to defending downed fellow pilots, Camparelli decides that his new callsign is "Straight Razor".

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* IronicNickname: Razor, decided upon as a better nickname than [[NewMeat New Guy]], for a pilot who doesn't look old enough to start shaving yet. When he turns out to be ''very'' bloodthirsty when it comes to defending downed fellow pilots, Camparelli decides that his new callsign is "Straight Razor"."[[NamesToRunAwayFrom/Weapons Straight Razor]]".
17th May '16 8:07:01 PM SnowHesher
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The film stars Creator/DannyGlover, Creator/WillemDafoe and Brad Johnson as Grafton.

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The film stars Creator/DannyGlover, Creator/WillemDafoe and Brad Johnson as Grafton. \n It was directed by Creator/JohnMilius.
9th Nov '15 6:14:25 PM nombretomado
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* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler: Grafton and Tiger Cole fly into restricted airspace and bomb a missile stockpile in downtown Hanoi, against standing orders. After a brief court martial, the judging officers learn that President RichardNixon has just authorized Operation Linebacker II, the unlimited aerial bombing of all enemy targets in North Vietnam, they are told not to tell anybody and returned to duty to avoid the embarrassment of punishing pilots doing precisely that.]]

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* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler: Grafton and Tiger Cole fly into restricted airspace and bomb a missile stockpile in downtown Hanoi, against standing orders. After a brief court martial, the judging officers learn that President RichardNixon UsefulNotes/RichardNixon has just authorized Operation Linebacker II, the unlimited aerial bombing of all enemy targets in North Vietnam, they are told not to tell anybody and returned to duty to avoid the embarrassment of punishing pilots doing precisely that.]]
19th Apr '15 4:05:40 PM Dancedom
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[[caption-width-right:220:Starring Wilem Dafoe's mustache!]]

A [[TheNineties 1991]] [[TheFilmOfTheBook movie]] based on a novel of the [[Literature/FlightOfTheIntruder same name]] by Stephen Coonts, taking place during the UsefulNotes/VietnamWar. It follows the exploits of Lieutenant Jake "Cool Hand" Grafton following the death of his Bombadier-Navigator during a pointless air strike.

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[[caption-width-right:220:Starring Wilem Willem Dafoe's mustache!]]

A [[TheNineties 1991]] [[TheFilmOfTheBook movie]] based on a novel of the [[Literature/FlightOfTheIntruder same name]] by Stephen Coonts, taking place during the UsefulNotes/VietnamWar. It follows the exploits of Lieutenant Jake "Cool Hand" Grafton following the death of his Bombadier-Navigator during a pointless air strike.strike.

The film stars Creator/DannyGlover, Creator/WillemDafoe and Brad Johnson as Grafton.




* BillingDisplacement: Fourth-billed Creator/RosannaArquette hardly appears.
15th Apr '15 2:33:15 PM YT45
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** The Douglas A-1 ''Skyraider'', call sign "Sandy", is a cool plane just because it's a prop-driven attack plane in a war that's two decades into the jet age. It was also [[OldIsGood exceptionally good at its role, even in 1972]].

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** The Douglas A-1 ''Skyraider'', call sign "Sandy", is a cool plane just because it's a prop-driven attack plane in a war that's two decades into the jet age. It was also [[OldIsGood [[GoodIsOldFashioned exceptionally good at its role, even in 1972]].
15th Apr '15 2:32:33 PM YT45
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** The Douglas A-1 ''Skyraider'', call sign "Sandy", is a cool plane just because it's a prop-driven attack plane in a war that's two decades into the jet age.

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** The Douglas A-1 ''Skyraider'', call sign "Sandy", is a cool plane just because it's a prop-driven attack plane in a war that's two decades into the jet age. It was also [[OldIsGood exceptionally good at its role, even in 1972]].
15th Apr '15 2:29:18 PM YT45
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* ComingInHot: In the beginning of the film. There isn't anything particularly wrong with their plane, but Grafton's Bombadier-Navigator has been mortally wounded, and Jake is trying to help control the bleeding while trying to land the plane.

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* ComingInHot: In the beginning of the film. There isn't anything particularly wrong with their plane, but Grafton's Bombadier-Navigator has been mortally wounded, and Jake is frantically trying to help control the bleeding with one hand while trying to land the plane.plane with the other. [[RealityEnsues They almost crash upon landing and Morg dies from blood loss]].
15th Apr '15 2:27:14 PM YT45
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* ChekhovsGunman: The Phantom Shitter

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* ChekhovsGunman: The Phantom ShitterShitter. This nasty little prank is [[TruthInTelevision officially recognized by the US Navy]] as a sign of excessive boredom on a ship.
15th Apr '15 2:24:39 PM YT45
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* NewMeat: A new pilot has the bad timing to arrive very soon after the death of a beloved comrade. Everybody is too emotionally drained to come up with a nickname for him, they briefly consider calling him "New Guy", but decide on Razor instead.

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* NewMeat: A new pilot has the bad timing to arrive very soon after the death of a beloved comrade. Everybody is too emotionally drained to come up with a nickname for him, they briefly consider calling him "New Guy", but decide on Razor instead. Later, two more new guys join the unit and, at the now-veteran Razor's suggestion, are named New One and New Two.
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