Flight of the Intruder (1991) During the last phase of the Vietnam War, a cocky young bomber pilot (Brad Johnson) struggles to get over his buddy's death in combat. Desperate… PG-13 PT115M Action/Adventure War Rosanna Arquette Willem Dafoe Danny Glover Brad Johnson Ving Rhames David Schwimmer Tom Sizemore Paramount Pictures
Movie Review

Flight of the Intruder (1991)

MPAA Rating: PG-13
EW's GRADE
C+

Details Rated: PG-13; Length: 115 minutes; Genres: Action/Adventure, War; With: Rosanna Arquette, Willem Dafoe, Danny Glover and Brad Johnson; Distributor: Paramount Pictures

During the last phase of the Vietnam War, a cocky young bomber pilot (Brad Johnson) struggles to get over his buddy's death in combat. Desperate for some "payback," he teams up with Cole (Willem Dafoe), a fearless flier on his third tour of duty, and the two men take part in an unauthorized bombing mission over Hanoi. Director John Milius isn't using Vietnam to make any sort of ideological statement. He's more concerned with exploring the emotions of fear, courage, mourning. Flight of the Intruder is slow and not very exciting, but for a Milius picture, there's some real feeling in it.
Originally posted Dec 17, 2007 Published in issue #51 Feb 01, 1991 Order article reprints