Air America (Special Edition) R

The few. The proud. The totally insane.
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 53 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: November 24, 2009
  • 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
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
    • Subtitles - English, Spanish

Performers, Cast and Crew:

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Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 15


User Ratings: 48,341
...Guffaws aplenty, including some good-natured tweaking of CIA harassment techniques...
USA Today
Aug 10, 1990
Rating: 1/5 -- Everybody on-screen seems awfully bored.
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Aug 31, 2006
Rating: D -- Air America never finds a righteous pace -- it's an expensive ghost town mood with two handsome leads spending their screentime mentally cashing their paychecks. Full Review
Aug 12, 2010
Rating: 3/5 -- Full of action and Mel Gibson.
Kansas City Kansan
Jan 3, 2005
Rating: 2/5 -- An interesting storyline, but it's mostly a waste of time.
Sep 27, 2002
Rating: 2/5 -- Gibson does what he can, but not even Olivier could salvage this one.
Jul 27, 2002
...It's a great, untapped movie subject....It's a free-wheeling, sporty entertainment...
Los Angeles Times
Aug 10, 1990

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.


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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  • UPC: 012236106234
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