Air America (Blu-ray, Special Edition)

Starring: Mel Gibson & Robert Downey Jr. Director: Roger Spottiswoode  Rated: R: Restricted
The few. The proud. The totally insane.
Air America (Blu-ray, Special Edition)
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Blu-ray Disc Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 53 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1990
  • Label: Lions Gate
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: Audio Commentary by Co-Writer/Co-Producer John Eskow
    • "Pre-Flight: The Storyboards of Air America" Featurette
    • "Flight Log" Featurette
    • "Return Flight: Revisiting Air America" Retrospective Featurette
    • Theatrical Trailer
  • Special Edition
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 2.35
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English, French
    • DTS HD Master Audio - English, French
    • Subtitles - English, Spanish

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Starring &
Performer: , &
Directed by
Screenwriting by &

Entertainment Reviews:

USA Today - 08/10/1990
"...Guffaws aplenty, including some good-natured tweaking of CIA harassment techniques..."
Los Angeles Times - 08/10/1990
"...It's a great, untapped movie subject....It's a free-wheeling, sporty entertainment..."

Product Description:

Based on actual events, this satiric drama--based on true events--tells the story of an airline allegedly purchased by the CIA solely for the purpose of opium and heroin smuggling out of Laos to help finance the Vietman War. One pilot (Mel Gibson) believes in his mission. The other (Robert Downey, Jr.) would like to do the whole program in. The retired General who heads the operation will do anything to protect it.

Plot Keywords:

Adventure | Buddies | High Flying | Spies | Theatrical Release | Vietnam

Production Notes:

  • Shot in Rank Color, DeLuxe prints. Recorded in Dolby.
  • The film reportedly cost $35 million, and was shot in Thailand with several aerial units to perform the extensive stunts.
  • Copyright 1990 Carolco Pictures, Inc.

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Product Info:

  • Sales Rank: 101,780
  • UPC: 012236106821
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