Iron Eagle

D: Sidney J. Furie
Tri-Star (Ron Samuels & Joe Wizan)
US 1986
119 mins


W: Kevin Elders & Sidney J. Furie
DP: Adam Greenberg
Ed: George Grenville
Mus: Basil Poledouris

Louis Gossett, Jr. (Col. Charles 'Chappy' Sinclair), Jason Gedrick (Doug Masters), David Suchet (Col. Akir Nakesh), Tim Thomerson (Col. Ted Masters), Larry B. Scott (Reggie)

When an Air Force pilot is shot down in a hostile Middle Eastern country, the man's son enlists the help of a retired pilot to rescue him.
It's all rather far-fetched and the finale is rather ridiculous, but it's a good slice of 1980's cheese, complete with a soundtrack of songs, some good and some absolutely terrible.  You could say the same thing about the performances too.
Always viewed as Top Gun's little brother, I think both movies are about as good (or bad) as each other. At least this one doesn't take itself too seriously.
Jason Gedrick & Louis Gossett, Jr. in Iron Eagle
Jason Gedrick & Louis Gossett, Jr. in Iron Eagle