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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Mel Gibson
Nancy Travis
Robert Downey Jr.
Directors
Roger Spottiswoode
Screenwriters
Richard Rush
Richard Rush
John Eskow
Running Time
118 minutes

Air America
Mel Gibson and Robert Downey Jr. crash planes and have a laugh in this screwball action-comedy about the Vietnam war.


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Plot
Robert Downey Jr. plays a newboy pilot flying alongside Mel Gibson in wild-and-crazy mode giving covert air support to embattled anti-Communist rebels during the Vietnam war.


Verdict
Any notion of a genuinely alternative movie about Vietnam ultimately disappears under just another good-looking but rather empty buddy-buddy routine.


Reviewed by Tim Fennell

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