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Plot: Lt. Col. Iceal "Ham" Hambleton is a weapons countermeasures expert and when his aircraft is shot over enemy territory the Air Force very much wants to get him back. Hambleton knows the area he's in is going to be carpet-bombed but a temporary shortage of helicopters causes a delay. Working with an… Runtime: 105 min Release Date: 21 Oct 1988
Outstanding Film with Glover & Hackman (by whpratt1)
Missed this 1988 film and just recently viewed this outstanding film concerning the Vietnam War. Danny Glover, Capt. Bartholomew Clark ,"Missing in America",'05, who has a flying mission concerning the whereabouts of Gene Hackman, Lt. Col. Iceal Hambleton ,"Class Action",'91, who experiences many difficulties and finds out the real truth about what WAR IS ALL ABOUT. They even map out a plan to use a golf course in order to accomplish their mission. There is plenty of action to keep you on the edge of your seats. Whenever Gene Hackman or Danny Glover appear in a <more>
film, you know it will be well worth your time. ENJOY
Good Vietnam war action/drama which has great acting but has nothing much different to offer to a person who has seen many other Vietnam War movies.Don't get me wrong,this movie is good but nothing really spectacular either.As I said,nothing new here.Some very touching scenes and also some very average ones as well.Good battle scenes although nothing original and not done before.Good for Vietnam war movie fans and big fans of the lead actors.For those who like this film,see FLIGHT OF THE INTRUDER also which is much much better than this one...........
Excellent movie! (by Movie Nuttball)
Bat 21 is a very good film that stars Gene Hackman and Danny Glover! Both actors are excellent in the film! Jerry Reed is also in the movie and his performance is also very good! Its amazing that this picture is based on a true story! The action is very good and the scenery is fantastic! I thought it was good how this movie is from beginning to end! This really is a great movie and I believe that it is very underrated and needs more attention! I think the film is very realistic. The music is also good and fits the film by composer Christopher Young! Overall I think that this movie is a great <more>
one! If you like Gene Hackman, Danny Glover, Jerry Reed, realistic war films, and unbelievable true stories then I strongly recommend that anyone should watch this movie today!
Excellent War Film, That's Very Moving At Times, With A Great Story And 2 Amazing Performances From Gene Hackman And Danny Glover! (by callanvass)
This is an excellent War film, that's very moving at times, with a great story and 2 amazing performances from Gene Hackman and Danny Glover!. All the characters are great, and the story is very engrossing, plus Gene Hackman and Danny Glover are simply amazing in this!. What really made the movie work, was the great relationship between Hackman and Glover, it also has many powerful moments,the village scene for example, plus the 2 main leads are extremely likable!. I really do enjoy a good War film, and this one was excellent, and i thought, the dialog was fantastic, plus it felt very <more>
real!. It does not have a whole lot of action, but it has a great story, and fantastic performances to keep you watching, plus the supporting cast was really good as well. It has realistic war scenes as well, and i felt for Hackman's character, plus i found the ending very satisfying. This is an excellent war film, that's very moving at times with a great story, and 2 amazing performances from Gene Hackman and Danny Glover, and i say it's a must see for everyone!. The Direction is great!. Peter Markle does a great job here, with excellent camera work, great angles, and really keeping the film at an engrossing pace!. The Acting is fantastic!. Gene Hackman is amazing here, he is extremely likable, had fantastic chemistry with Glover, was fantastic in the acting department, and you really feel for his character!, he also had some very good lines Hackman rules! . Danny Gliver is AMAZING as always, and is amazing here, he is extremely likable, is fantastic in the acting department, had fantastic chemistry with Hackman, also had some great lines, and was totally different then his Murtaugh character in Lethal weapon!, it was awesome to see him play something different!. Glover Rules!! . Jerry Reed,David Marshall Grant and Clayton Rohner all do what they have to do very well. Rest of the cast do fine. Overall a must see for everyone!.****1/2 out of 5 barely .
A poignant and well-crafted true story of surviving any war. (by mhasheider)
A poignant and well-crafted true of surviving any war that observes a soon-to-be retired Air Force Lt. Colonel Iceal Hambleton Gene Hackman , who volunteers for a piece-of-cake-like patrol in an U.S. observation plane during the war in Vietnam. Unfortunately, the plane is shot down and Hambleton is the only crew member to bail out from the aircraft and never seen any combat on the ground . It's up to a determined recon pilot, Clark Danny Glover , to get Hambleton out before the N.V.A. get him or a major air strike lights up the area that Ham's in. Director Peter Markle lets the <more>
viewer have a chance to get to know Clark and Hambleton who start up a conversation at various times of the movie. Jerry Reed and David Marshall Grant appear here and both give nice supporting performances even though the movie belongs to Hackman and Glover. Mark Irwin also adds another key asset to the film by showing several terrific shots of the jungle and countryside. "BAT 21" deserves plenty of credit for trying not to be the typical Vietnam war movie and it succeeds very well.
Gives an excellent view of what a real extraction mission can involve. Gene and Danny give great acting as usual. Definitely worth a watch!
Bird dog to the rescue (by jotix100)
Never saw this film when it was released originally in 1988. Not knowing what to expect, we decided to take a chance watching it on cable when it was shown the other night; it was a complete surprise. Director Peter Markle, working with a magnificent cast, headed by Gene Hackman and Danny Glover, does wonders to recreate this story of valor under the worst possible circumstances.The cinematography is excellent. The film relies on visual effects, that are not to be confused with the incredible special effects that we have seen in other movies. Yes, of course, we all know that they are special, <more>
but the movie relies in the interplay between the missing Col. Hambleton on the ground and Capt. "Bird Dog" Clark who had the courage to stay focused, first in his plane, and later in the helicopter as he searches for this man, who he didn't even know. It's a tribute that these two military men in caring for one another in a difficult situation. Gene Hackman is an actor that always project convincing character. His take on the colonel is the real thing. Danny Glover, on the other hand, is on target. He demonstrates he has what it takes to hold it against big stars, like Mr. Hackman, or in his films with Mel Gibson. He is a joy to watch in his portrayal of a man who is an honest professional.For fans of action war movies, this is a more real approach to the genre thanks to the vision of its director Peter Markle.
Perhaps no "Platoon" or "Full Metal Jacket", but it is a very good movie. (by philip_vanderveken)
I'm a fan of war movies and although I still prefer movies about WWI and WWII, I must say that I also like to watch a good Vietnam movie so now and then. "Bat*21" certainly deserves that qualification, because it feels real, never exaggerates in the action scenes and certainly offered me a lot of 'pleasure' while watching it. I deliberately put the word pleasure between brackets, because I don't want you to think that I find it fun to see people die in a bombardment, being chased through a minefield, being shot in the head... - I'm not a psychopath .Although I <more>
have some doubts, the movie claims to be based on a true story. It tells the story of Lieutenant Colonel Iceal Hambleton whose observation plane has been shot down by a V.C. missile. Hambleton is the only survivor and because of his expertise in missile weaponry, it is essential for the US Army to find him before the enemy does. The Vietcong is listening to his radio transmissions and comes very close, but one man, Captain Bartholomew Clark, will do anything to help and support him as good as he can.As I already said, I don't know if everything shown in the movie also happened in reality. I'm not saying that the man has told lies in his book, but Hollywood isn't exactly known for not adding extra's to a story if it makes the movie look better. Still, even if they have done so, I must say that it still is a very nice movie. In my opinion the movie is underrated at this time 6.2/10 after 1,467 votes . Especially thanks to the nice performances of Gene Hackman and Danny Glover, this movie really works well. Especially Danny Glover was a big surprise. When I first saw him in this movie, all I thought was: 'What is that man doing in this movie?' When I think of him, I still associate him with the "Lethal Weapon" movies. But I admit, what he has done in this movie certainly made me forget about that very quickly. I didn't see him as a cop anymore, I soon started to see him as Captain Bartholomew Clark.All in all this is a Vietnam movie that certainly deserves a good rating, because it is one of the better in the genre that I've ever seen. It's perhaps no "Platoon" or "Full Metal Jacket", but it is a very good movie and that's why I give it a 7.5/10.
Glover races against time to free shot down airman (by goya-4)
Based on a true story, this highly engrossing movie based during the heyday of Vietnam has Gene Hackman playing a bomber pilot who is shot down and Danny Glover must race against time to save him from VC and also from a future carpet bombing raid in the area where he went down This movie grabs you from the start. Excellent storytelling that really puts you there..even more so when you consider it was based on fact. Great acting and tension gives this movie its wings on a scale of 1 to 10... 8