After his father’s F-16 is shot down over the Middle East, heavy metal-loving teenager Doug Masters (Jason Gedrick) goes to the government for help rescuing him. When the feds fail to get the boy’s father out, he turns to salty Air Force Col. Charles Sinclair (Louis Gossett Jr.). Together, the two hatch a plan to commandeer several U.S. fighter jets and mount their own rescue mission in this military thriller from director Sidney J. Furie.
Sidney J. Furie (born February 28, 1933) is a Canadian film director. Furie is perhaps best known for directing American Soldiers, The IPCRESS File, The Entity, Superman IV: The Quest for Peace, Lady Sings the Blues, The Boys, Gable and Lombard, Sheila Levine Is Dead and Living in New York and the Iron Eagle films.
Also credited with co-creating NBC’s off-beat legal drama Petrocelli, which ran from 1974 to 1976 (it was a spin-off from his 1970 film The Lawyer), he also directed Cliff Richard and The Shadows in the 1964 musical Wonderful Life. —Wikipedia