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Air America [DVD] [1991]


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  • Actors: Mel Gibson, Robert Downey Jr., Nancy Travis, Ken Jenkins, David Marshall Grant
  • Directors: Roger Spottiswoode
  • Writers: John Eskow, Christopher Robbins, Richard Rush
  • Producers: Allen Shapiro, Andrew G. Vajna, Daniel Melnick, John Eskow
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English, Spanish, German
  • Subtitles: English, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Turkish, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish
  • Dubbed: German, Spanish
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Momentum
  • DVD Release Date: 20 May 2002
  • Run Time: 107 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00005IBAW
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 65,670 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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DVD Special Features
Trailer
Theatrical Trailer
Making of Air America
Photo Gallery
Subtitles: English, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Turkish, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish
Languages: English Dolby surround, German stereo, Spanish mono

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With the USA mired in the Vietnam war, Gene Ryack (Mel Gibson) is a renegade pilot hired by the CIA to risk his life, airlifting supplies under-cover to indigenous forces battling the communists. Gene is sticking around just long enough to complete a personal gunrunning deal that will let him retire in comfort. However, his plans go astray when he is thrown together with new recruit Billy Covington (Robert Downey Jr.); young, rebellious and whose maverick flying has just lost him his job. Gene and Billy find themselves involved in an international conspiracy where their lives, and hundreds of others, depend upon their triumph in this covert war.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Trevor Willsmer HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on 25 Oct. 2011
Format: Blu-ray
Back in 1990, when Robert Downey Jr. was the crazy one everyone thought would self-destruct and people still liked Mel Gibson enough to use his name in a sentence without including the words Jews or meltdown, Air America was regarded as a huge disappointment both critically and commercially. Richard Rush's screenplay had long had a reputation as one of the all-time great unproduced scripts, promising M*A*S*H with plane crashes and biting satire in its tale of the pilots flying for the CIA's secret air force in Vietnam, while various A-listers circled it (at one time it was going to be a Sean Connery-Kevin Costner vehicle directed by Bob Rafelson). But, as Rush put it, the script got `loved to death,' going through heavy rewrites (so much so that Rush didn't even get first position credit on the finished film after being written a very large cheque to walk away) to make it `even better' and losing much of its bite along the way. Yet while it isn't the film it could have been, perhaps because big studio pictures have become so increasingly unambitious, a couple of decades on it looks a lot better, mixing crowdpleasing comedy, the odd spectacular crash and more black humour than it got credit for at the time.

Despite his top billing, Gibson's typically crazy gunrunning pilot isn't the lead. That honour goes to Downey Jr. as a disgraced traffic pilot who finds himself going from being the craziest person in the room to not even being in the running in a non-existent airline in a non-existent city regularly running opium shipments for Burt Kwouk's warlord to guarantee his military support for the US and fund his retirement plans to run a Holiday Inn in Southern California.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By JM Rayner on 21 Dec. 2004
Format: DVD
Mel at his best!! A must see in my opinion. Robert Downey Jnr is excellent and him and Mel work together well. There are some great one liners and it is just one of the funniest films ever. The helicopter crash never ceases to make me laugh and the version of "Horse With No Name" sung out of tune in the restaurant must be heard to be believed.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Paulb64 on 6 Jun. 2013
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
great action comedy film, a must for any mel gibson or robert downey jr fans, the music, flying skill and crash scenes are well worth buying the blu-ray for.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Thekidneykid on 6 Feb. 2013
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
Have always loved this film so getting it on blue ray was the obvious choice. Mel at his best before coming off the rails and Robert showing his star quality. DVD arrived in record time and was well priced.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By maria on 30 Dec. 2012
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this dvd was in good conditions and arrived quite quickly a very good movie . quite enjoyed watching it .
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By jennifer bloomer on 2 Nov. 2012
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Love this film. First saw it years ago and still love it now. A must for all Robert Downey jr fans
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By stratsrv on 12 Nov. 2013
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
Air america BLU-RAY plays on U.K blu-ray players .....its regions A.B.C
GREAT PICTURE QUALITY a lot better than the dvd version ......WORTH THE UPGRADE
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 3 Feb. 2001
Format: VHS Tape
This is and adventurous and overall very funny film where pilots (Mel Gibson & Robert D Jr.) work for the US government flying supplies behind enemy lines. I really really do suggest you get this one, i promise you will want to keep it forever ! Geoff Willis
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