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Clint Eastwood (Col. Frank Corvin, Ph.D.)
Tommy Lee Jones (Col. William "Hawk" Hawkings)
Donald Sutherland (Capt. Jerry O'Neill)
James Garner (Rev. Capt. "Tank" Sullivan)
James Cromwell (Bob Gerson)
Marcia Gay Harden (Sara Holland)
NASA are called in to fix the guidance system on a Russian satellite but realise the only man capable of fixing is the original designer from 40 years ago. NASA is forced to call back 4 retired airmen from the original space program and get them into shape for one the riskiest space missions ever carried out.
- 1 Bell X-2
- 2 Boeing B-50 Superfortress
- 3 Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star
- 4 North American F-86 Sabre
- 5 Boeing-Stearman 75
- 6 Cessna 150/152
- 7 Cessna 172 Skyhawk
- 8 Rockwell Space Shuttle
- 9 Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird
- 10 Republic F-105B Thunderchief
- 11 Boeing B-47 Stratojet
- 12 McDonnell F-101B Voodoo
- 13 McDonnell Douglas F-4E Phantom II
- 14 Grumman F-14A Tomcat
- 15 Northrop T-38 Talon
- 16 See also
A mockup is seen at the beginning of the film when the Corvin and Hawk are first introduced.
Although not shown, the X-2 would have been dropped from this aircraft.
This aircraft is flown by Hawk for thrill rides after he retires.
The shuttle used for the special mission is named Daedalus after the geriatric crew's team name.
This was the 'exact aicraft flown by Hawk'. Serial 61-7975.
Background at March AFB. Serail 57-5803.
In the background, between the bars of the ladder.
Background at March AFB. Serial 59-0418.
Seen in background filming at March AFB. Serial 68-0382.
Background at March AFB. Serial 157990.
Seen escorting the Shuttle orbiter on its final approach.