Air America (1990)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Mel Gibson
Robert Downey Jr.
David Marshall Grant
Lane Smith
Nancy Travis
Movie Details
Director Roger Spottiswoode
Producer Daniel Melnick
Writer John Eskow; Richard Rush
Studio Artisan
Language English
Audience Rating R (Restricted)
Running Time 1 hr 53 mins
Color Color
Air America is one of those movies that could have been great, and now maintains its low-key reputation as a typical Mel Gibson film in the wake of his first two Lethal Weapon hits. Originally conceived as a biting black comedy about the CIA's top-secret smuggling operation in Laos during the Vietnam war, Air America lost most of its political sting when it was transformed into an action comedy for Gibson and costar Robert Downey Jr. The film is entertaining as far as it goes, with a few action sequences that explain where a lot of the budget went. If you're in the mood for some Mel, this one is a little off the beaten path, and still contains a percentage of its original potential. --Jeff Shannon
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My Rating
Seen It Yes
Index 194
Collection Status In Collection
Links Amazon US
DVD Empire
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 2.35:1 Color
Layers Single side, single layer
UPC 012236114260
Chapters 36
Release Date 7/25/00
Subtitles English; Spanish
Packaging Snap Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Surround [CC]