It's like Lethal Weapon without Danny Glover. More comedic focus than the Lethal Weapons with less action, though there is still enough action to call it an action movie. Movie focuses on a Vietnam alliance with questionable military officials who are involved in opium smuggling, but never gets terribly deep into any of the real geopolitical issues of the war, choosing instead to paint everyone involved with the war in the same stereotypical light of corruption.
Air America (1990) 1080p YIFY Movie
Air America (1990) 1080p
A young pilot finds himself recruited unwittingly into a covert and corrupt C.I.A. airlift organization operating in Vietnam War-era Laos.
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The Synopsis for Air America (1990) 1080p
Air America was the CIA's private airline operating in Laos during the Vietnam War, running anything and everything from soldiers to foodstuffs for local villagers. After losing his pilot's license, Billy Covington is recruited into it, and ends up in the middle of a bunch of lunatic pilots, gun-running by his friend Gene Ryack, and opium smuggling by his own superiors.
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The Reviews for Air America (1990) 1080p
Cookie cutter Mel Gibson action/comedy.Reviewed byblmulhollandVote: 7/10
This is not a very good movie. The script is poor, the comedy part of it is weak. The only thing that makes it OK is the acting and the action. The action sequences are nicely done and keep you entertained, but other than that its not very good. I can recommend it for those who are (big) fans of someone in the cast, but other than that its just not worth much. Also there is one thing noteworthy, and that it seems that some of the jokes are sexist. Nothing big, but it was a little offensive and just made the script weaker, but even without those jokes it was still terrible.
My rate is 6/10-good for the acting and action, but for the movie as a whole. R-Action Violent Content and Language
I just watched this movie for the first time. I find it truly sad that this story was turned into a comedy, and not even recognizably a dark comedy like Catch-22 or M*A*S*H. The premise of the movie is true, and had it been a documentary, one would expect a certain amount of disbelief and horror to be expressed about its subject; this does not seem to be the case. I will watch this movie many more times in my life, so that I will never forget that governments ( of all countries ) really don't care about the people of the world, just about their own bottom line. The next time you watch this movie, please pay attention to the "were are they now" type section just before the closing credits, and see just how scary and prophetic it was ( the movie was made in 1989 for goodness sake ) and think about someone like Colonel Oliver North and his contribution to the American war effort.