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It is important that when you watch "Iron Eagle" that you suspend reality and just enjoy a kicktassh ride.  This movie is an 80's arcade kid's dream where you get to not only use a flight simulator, but actually fly real F-16s into battle.  

The soundtrack is incredible with a mixture of tunes from Queen, Twisted Sister, Spencer Davis Group, and James Brown that link directly with memorable moments in the film.

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My favorite scenes in the movie are when "The Eagles" work together to make it possible for Doug Masters (Jason Gedrick) and Chappy Sinclair (Louis Gossett Jr.) to develop a plan to save Doug's dad from execution in a foreign land.  The montage to "We're Not Gonna Take it" is so much fun.  

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Great list of familar 80's actors/actresses in this flick:  Michael Bowen, Jerry Levine, Shawnee Smith, Larry B. Scott, Melora Hardin, and Tim Thomerson.

But the best finds in this movie are:  Robbie Rist as Milo.. think the dreaded Oliver from "The Brady Bunch".  He was actually quite the unsung hero in "Iron Eagle" with his computer skills.  And Bobby Jacoby as Doug's little brother Matt..  not only has Bobby Jacoby gone on to success as an actor, he is also the real life brother of Billy Jacoby from "Just One of the Guys" and Laura Jacoby from "RAD" and "Valley Girl".

Muffy mentioned this movie in the random dance sequences thread.. who else is going to admit that they are an "Iron Eagle" fan?

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I love Iron Eagle!!!!!! THE REAL 80's FIGHTER JET FLICK! Not that other self important sausage fest with that guy who laughs like a maniac, and prays to aliens.... what's his name again???

Awesome cast, awesome soundtrack and tons of air force flavoured 80's cheese.... gotta love it!

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This obviously won't be popular with Jay Lee.. but I'm a fan of Tom Cruise and most of his movies.  While I enjoy "Iron Eagle", I much prefer "Top Gun" in a direct comparison.  Tom Cruise made several 80's movies that I still enjoy to this day... Risky Business, All The Right Moves, Top Gun, C0cktail, and Rain Man to rattle off a few.  I do agree that he created some of the recent backlash because of his beliefs and his actions because of those beliefs.. but the 80's actor Tom Cruise is a legend in my mind.
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I love the Jacoby family! and I actually contemplated starting a post about how they are 80's family movie royalty....so many movies I watched recently have one of the Jacobys in them.....and I really liked Iron Eagle!

"CHAPPY!!!"

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Ah, the days when it was perfectly acceptable to climax a film by completely shooting up another country's military forces with minimum if any consequences. Still, even with changing mores, it's still quite an enjoyable flick.
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Iron Eagle totally rules.

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Gedrick can't hit his targets unless he has his music, so he jacks his walkman into the flight intercom system.
It annoys Gossett Jr. at first, but by the end of the movie, he digs it.

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