When a multimillionaire man's son is kidnapped, he cooperates with the police at first but then turns the tables on the kidnappers when he uses the ransom money as a reward for the capture of the kidnappers.
With personal crises and age weighing in on them, LAPD officers Riggs and Murtaugh must contend with deadly Chinese triads that are trying to free their former leaders out of prison and onto American soil.
Air America was the CIA's private airline operating in Laos during the Vietnam War, running anything and everything from soldiers to foodstuffs for local villagers. After losing his pilot's license, Billy Covington is recruited into it, and ends up in the middle of a bunch of lunatic pilots, gun-running by his friend Gene Ryack, and opium smuggling by his own superiors.Written by
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When Richard Rush was attached to direct the film, he fought very hard to cast Kevin Costner as Billy Covington whom Andrew Vajna was completely against casting. Rush wanted him very badly for the film but when the project fell apart, Costner went on to Direct Dances With Wolves his Oscar winning film. See more »
When Gene and Billy are being held by the 'Hillbilly' type tribesmen the dialogue is obviously dubbed due to the mouth movements not always corresponding to the heard dialogue. This is because the heavy rainfall will have made the location sound recording unusable so the scene would have had to have been looped in post production. See more »
Air America is an easy, fun, not hard to watch movie. I have seen it many times and find it an easy no brain. I can watch the movie and do other stuff at the same time and still catch the jokes and the plot. I like Robert Downey Jnr always and this movie is no exception. He gels really well with Mel Gibson. I am an actor and I would have loved to be cast in this movie. Love the scene where Robert Downey Jnr is asleep, hammered from the previous nights session on the booze when Mel Gibson flying his helicopter hooks him up while still asleep on garden furniture. Fab scene !
Give it a go. It now an old movie but a good one that seemed to have slipped through so many peoples viewing when it was released.
Great music !! I am a big fan of old soul and motown and this movie has some fab tunes.
What this movie on a crappy Wednesday night when there is nothing else on and not much to do and you will have a fun time.
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