A helicopter pilot's license is suspended, but an airline in Laos offers him a second chance.
Production Year: 1990
July 29, 2012 08:15 (KSA) ~ July 29, 2012 07:15 (CLT)
Mel Gibson portrays Gene Ryack, a helicopter traffic reporter who is fired after quarreling with a commuter below. Despite that and his disregard for authority, Ryack is a genuinely skilled pilot, but with his pilot's license suspended that is irrelevant.
Billy Covington (Robert Downey, Jr) appreciates Gene's skills too. He is the owner of Air America, a civilian airline operating in Laos during the Vietnam War. Covington offers the disgraced aviator a job, claiming that he can help reinstate his pilot's license to eventually work in the US again. Ryack accepts, and enters a surprisingly amusing world of drug and arms trafficking amidst military combat.
- Mel Gibson
- Robert Downey Jr.
- Nancy Travis
- David Marshall Grant
- Michael Dudikoff
- Lane Smith