Trivia / Iron Eagle

  • Backed by the Pentagon: Averted; they thought the plot was ridiculous and refused to support the film. Instead, they were Backed By The Israelis.
  • Company Hop: All four movies are produced by different companies (and the second one is a Canadian-Israeli coproduction).
  • Dawson Casting: Late teen Doug is played by 20-year-old Jason Gedrick. But Aces: Iron Eagle III inverts this drastically by casting several actors who are way too young to be believable as World War II veterans (see WTH, Casting Agency? in the YMMV section).
  • Dueling Movies: With Top Gun.
  • Follow the Leader: Often accused of this in regard to Top Gun, but both films were produced at the same time, with Iron Eagle actually premiering first.
  • Multiple Languages, Same Voice Actor: In the Japanese dub of the third film, Sonny Chiba reprises his role as Horikoshi. Keep in mind that movie was dubbed twice, but traditionally Japanese actors reprise their roles in foreign movies when dubbing the films into Japanese back home.
  • The Other Darrin:
    • Jason Gedrick was replaced by Jason Cadieux.
    • The same thing happens in the Japanese dub, when Doug was voiced by Toshihiko Seki in the first film, Issei Futamata in the second one, and Keiji Fujiwara in the fourth.
    • Oddly averted in the Mexican Spanish dub, when Doug is voiced by Jesús Barrero in both films, albeit in the second one, he was voiced by Sergio Bonilla instead. On the other hand and barring the first film (when he is voiced by Guillermo Coria), Chappy was voiced by Alvaro Tarcicio in all the remaining films.
  • Retroactive Recognition: Doug's girlfriend is Jan Levinson-Gould.
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