History Film / IronEagle

12th Jul '16 9:14:52 PM Mdumas43073
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2nd Jul '16 3:14:42 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheObiWan: Chappy, for [[RuleOfDrama obvious reasons]], gets shot down during the mission, forcing Doug to go it alone.
12th May '16 8:05:27 AM Viper16
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* {{Qurac}}: the Tin Pot Dictator version. The country is unnamed, but a map of the Libyan coastline appears in briefings and it's mentioned that their hostility to the U.S. comes from arguments over the limits of their territorial waters, which mirror the real life arguments between the U.S. and Libya over the Gulf of Sidra. The flag of the country, however, is entirely made up.
12th May '16 7:43:51 AM Viper16
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* ChekhovsSkill: during Colonel Masters' "trial," the Defense Minister casually drops that he too is a fighter pilot. Guess who hops into a fighter plane at the end to take the fight to Doug personally...


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** Made even stranger by the fact that Mirages by then were a pretty common sight in the air forces of various Arab nations, including Libya and Iraq, so it wouldn't have been out of place to simply acknowledge them as such. Presumably, "MiG" just sounded more villainous.
8th May '16 9:30:03 AM Sonic5421
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** The second is in the FinalBattle, when Col. Nakesh realizes that the last missile Doug fired was a ''heat seeker''.

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** The second is in the FinalBattle, when Col. Nakesh realizes that the last missile Doug fired was a an AIM-9 Sidewinder ''heat seeker''.seeking missile''.
---> '''Doug:''' "So long, asshole!" ''(fires Sidewinder)''
---> '''Nakesh:''' "(screams)" ''(His MiG explodes)''
25th Feb '16 8:23:13 PM contrafanxxx
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* FaceDeathWithDignity: [[TheDragon Major Pierce]] allows himself to be shot down by Doug during the final dogfight rather than eject from his plane, despite Doug's pleas.
--> '''Major Pierce''': Death, thou shalt die.
11th Jan '16 6:53:53 PM Dingbot
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---> '''Doug:''' "Dad, will a Maverick fire if we're still on the ground?"\\[[note]]No. If there is pressure on an aircraft's landing gear, weapons systems are automatically disabled as a safety precaution.[[/note]]

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---> '''Doug:''' "Dad, will a Maverick fire if we're still on the ground?"\\[[note]]No.ground?"[[note]]No. If there is pressure on an aircraft's landing gear, weapons systems are automatically disabled as a safety precaution.[[/note]][[/note]]\\
11th Jan '16 6:53:28 PM Dingbot
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---> '''Doug:''' "Dad, will a Maverick fire if we're still on the ground?"\\

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---> '''Doug:''' "Dad, will a Maverick fire if we're still on the ground?"\\ground?"\\[[note]]No. If there is pressure on an aircraft's landing gear, weapons systems are automatically disabled as a safety precaution.[[/note]]
23rd Nov '15 8:45:03 PM Angeldeb82
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* DeadManWriting: Chappy records several taped messages for Doug in the event he goes down. [[LawOfConservationOfDetail They obviously get used]].

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* DeadManWriting: Chappy records several taped messages for Doug in the event he goes down. [[LawOfConservationOfDetail They obviously get used]].used.]]



* JustAFleshWound: Col. Masters gets [[spoiler:shot in the shoulder by a sniper]] to hinder Doug's rescue. Aside from being in pain, [[MadeOfIron he doesn't seem to suffer at all from the shock, loss of blood, etc]].



* LeftTheBackgroundMusicOn: A RunningGag throughout the movie, as much of the music we hear turns out to be from Doug's walkman. During the {{flashback}} when Doug is taking an illicit training flight with his dad, it gets a LampshadeHanging when a fellow pilot questions Col. Masters about "hearing music".



* OnlyAFleshWound: Col. Masters gets [[spoiler:shot in the shoulder by a sniper]] to hinder Doug's rescue. Aside from being in pain, [[MadeOfIron he doesn't seem to suffer at all from the shock, loss of blood, etc]].



** Doug delivers a pair of these to Col. Nakesh, the first being after [[spoiler: Nakesh ordered the sniper to gun down Col. Masters on the runway during Doug's rescue attempt.]]

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** Doug delivers a pair of these to Col. Nakesh, the first being after [[spoiler: Nakesh ordered the sniper to gun down Col. Masters on the runway during Doug's rescue attempt.]]attempt]].



** The second one comes [[spoiler: when Doug locks-onto Nakesh's fighter in the final battle]]

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** The second one comes [[spoiler: when Doug locks-onto Nakesh's fighter in the final battle]]battle]]:



* PsychoticSmirk: Colonel Nakesh displays this when [[spoiler: the sniper wounds Col. Masters in the climax.]]

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* PsychoticSmirk: Colonel Nakesh displays this when [[spoiler: the sniper wounds Col. Masters in the climax.]]climax]].



* SorryILeftTheBGMOn: A RunningGag throughout the movie, as much of the music we hear turns out to be from Doug's walkman. During the {{flashback}} when Doug is taking an illicit training flight with his dad, it gets a LampshadeHanging when a fellow pilot questions Col. Masters about "hearing music".



* BadassGrandpa: Except for Chappy [[spoiler:and Horikoshi]] the titular aces are WorldWarII veterans. Each ace flies a period fighter plane from his home country.

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* BadassGrandpa: Except for Chappy [[spoiler:and Horikoshi]] the titular aces are WorldWarII UsefulNotes/WorldWarII veterans. Each ace flies a period fighter plane from his home country.
4th Oct '15 9:49:33 PM Nohbody
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* {{Expy}}: A Colonel in charge of a whole country, antagonizing the Americans in the Mediterranean during the 1980s? A very likely stand-in for one Muammar Qaddafi.
** Actually, Colonel Nakesh is only his country's defense minister. On the other hand, a map of his country shown early on in the movie shows Libya, so... yeah. That would make Nakesh TheDragon, and Qaddafi the movie's unacknowledged BigBad.



--> '''Pilot:''' "Attention unidentified aircraft, this is Major Dwight Smiley of the United States Air Force. You are following one of our F-16s in international airspace. Do you wish to engage?"\\

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--> ---> '''Pilot:''' "Attention unidentified aircraft, this is Major Dwight Smiley of the United States Air Force. You are following one of our F-16s in international airspace. Do you wish to engage?"\\



* PrecisionFStrike: Doug delivers a pair of these to Col. Nakesh, the first being after [[spoiler: Nakesh ordered the sniper to gun down Col. Masters on the runway during Doug's rescue attempt.]]
--> '''Doug:''' '''''"YOU SON OF A BITCH!!!"'''''

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* PrecisionFStrike: PrecisionFStrike:
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Doug delivers a pair of these to Col. Nakesh, the first being after [[spoiler: Nakesh ordered the sniper to gun down Col. Masters on the runway during Doug's rescue attempt.]]
--> ---> '''Doug:''' '''''"YOU SON OF A BITCH!!!"'''''



--> '''Doug:''' "So long, ''asshole!''"

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--> ---> '''Doug:''' "So long, ''asshole!''"


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* VehicularSabotage: Knotcher loosens the oil cap for the engine of Doug's plane just before a race against the rival's motorcycle, resulting in the plane spilling oil once the loosened cap works the rest of the way off due to engine vibration.
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