Taglines: More breathtaking action, excitement and flight stunts.
Chappy Sinclair is called to gather together a mixed Soviet/U.S. strike force that will perform a surgical strike on a massively defended nuclear missile site in the Middle East. Chappy finds that getting the Soviet and U.S. Pilots to cooperate is only the most minor of his problems as he discovers someone in the Pentagon is actively sabotaging his mission. As they begin their assault, Chappy finds that a nuclear strike has been ordered should they fail, which will catch his forces on the ground next to ground zero.
Iron Eagle II is a 1988 Israeli-Canadian-American action film directed by Sidney J. Furie. It is the first sequel to the 1986 film Iron Eagle, with Louis Gossett, Jr. reprising his role as Charles “Chappy” Sinclair. An uncredited Jason Gedrick also returns as ace pilot Doug Masters in the film’s opening scene.
The film’s story is loosely based on Operation Opera, a surprise airstrike performed by the Israeli Air Force on a nuclear reactor near Baghdad, Iraq, on June 7, 1981. Like its predecessor, Iron Eagle II received negative reviews. It did not fare well at the box-office, with earnings of $10,497,324.
Iron Eagle II (1988)
Directed by: Sidney J. Furie
Starring: Louis Gossett, Jr., Mark Humphrey, Stuart Margolin, Maury Chaykin, Sharon Brandon, Alan Scarfe, Colm Feore, Clark Johnson, Jason Blicker
Screenplay by: Kevin Elders, Sidney J. Furie
Production Design by: Robb Wilson King
Cinematography by: Alain Dostie
Film Editing by: Rit Wallis
Costume Design by: Sylvie Krasker
Set Decoration by: Giora Porter
Art Direction by: Ariel Roshko
Music by: Amin Bhatia
Distributed by: TriStar Pictures
Release Date: November 11, 1988