- Actors: Nicolas Cage, Tommy Lee Jones, Sean Young, Bryan Kestner, Dale Dye
- Directors: David Green
- Format: PAL
- Language: English
- Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
- Number of discs: 1
- Classification: 15
- Studio: Studiocanal
- DVD Release Date: 2 April 2007
- Run Time: 82 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars See all reviews (53 customer reviews)
- ASIN: B000H1QQK0
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 41,916 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
Wings Of The Apache [DVD]
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Action thriller starring Nicolas Cage as Jake Preston, a hotshot Army helicopter pilot who is being trained to use the US Army's Apache aircraft to destroy the drug fields of a South American drug cartel. It up to his taskmaster instructor Brad Little (Tommy Lee Jones) to teach Jake humble lessons before he can be trusted to launch into the skies against the drug dealers. While Jake is trying to tame his egoism, he engages in a torrid love affair with flying ace Billie Lee Guthrie (Sean Young).
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Thats it. That tells you all you need to know! The plot line is incredibly similar. Young talented pilot, starts out well, has to go through a period of trial and self doubt, emerges to go to war and be a hero in battle. Picks up girl along the way.
The one standout feature of this film is Tommy Lee Jones: He has some absolutely fantastic one-liners in this film. He gets 110% out of the script and turns in a fine performance. While everyone else in the film is bland, his role is actually quite developed, with some great comic moments, some drama, and an actually rather well portrayed personal-life of being a man moving into middle age.
The air to air sequences are fantastic. The whole thing is absolutely unashamedly patriotic. There is no deep moral analysis of the rights and wrongs of war. This is a gung-ho movie from start to finish.
Definitely worth a watch over a couple of beers with the lads, although it has sadly dated now.
Screen Legends - 'Tommy Lee Jones' as 'Brad Little' and 'Nicolas Cage' as 'Jake Preston' team up for this enjoyable 1990
In South America the drug Cartels rule the roost they have the back-up of hi-tech weaponry and a hired killer that controls
the sky's flying a high-speed and well armed 'Scorpion-Attack Craft' - 'Eric Stoller' (Bert Rhine) a deadly adversary.
An experience 'Jake' has seen first hand when piloting a troop-carrying Chopper, when two fellow pilots and their crew and
combat soldiers are shot out of the sky by 'Stoller'
This in effect has put the U.S army on a War-Footing, 'Jake' volunteers to join the 'Apache' team being made ready by 'Brad'
who is still considered the best
Other than a focus-issue which nearly scuppers his chances of joining the team, 'Jake' takes to flying the combat craft with
Of course romance is in the air 'Jake' has an eye for fellow chopper-pilot 'Billie' (Sean Young) though she rejects his early
overtures.....one just knows she'll succumb to his charms sooner rather than later.
Top-line pilot and trainer 'Brad' asks to be part of the offence against the Cartels, but is told he's too valuable in the role of
Information is acquired by the Military suggests there is a 24-hour window when all the Cartel bosses will gather, the team
are ready to go knowing they will encounter stiff opposition which will of course include the deadly 'Stoller' flying the very
Enjoyable movie with sequences of high-flying action in which 'Nicolas Cage' does what the young star done best and 'Tommy
Lee'.......well, he's always a player worth watching on-screen.
Good Upgrade.......to the Blu-ray format.
just watch and forget the moment it's finished and to top it all off Phil Collins is on the sound track. As a film it was dated in 1990 now it's tragic, it's so bad it's just about watchable with all it's terrible flag waveing patriotism and Cage's beetle black hair colouring.
Fire and Forget!
See if you liked......
Unfortunately, the drug cartels have countered that offer by hiring one of the best air-combat mercenaries and have armed him with a Scorpion attack helicopter.
The army decides to send in it's best people from it's Apache Air Combat school.
But first they have to be taught how to fly air-to-air combat missions..
So the films not Top Gun, many people have said that, but it's not supposed to be that movie, this has Cage for crying out loud, and just when you thought he was going to put in a restraint performance, he goes balls to the wall.
Yes, the story isn't great, and the film is laughable toward the end with it's dodgy explosions and awful dialogue, but it's endearing rubbish, that doesn't last for long, and is quite enjoyable whilst it lasts.
Jones puts in another great performance, as does Cage, even though it's by the numbers stuff. Young is awful and thankfully her screen time just consists of her knocking back Cage, and shouting at him.
as I said before, it's no award winner by a mile, but switch your brain off and you could do a lot worse with ninety.
At least it's unintentionally funny.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great Movie,exciting,realistic in terms of the technology on show,a believablem problem situation,and a first class cast,including the captivating,but not seen too often,Sean... Read morePublished 17 months ago by michael john madine
A great action-pack film starring Nicolas Cage and Tommy Lee Jones, both of whom will later be in great films making them legendary actors. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Souro Sircar