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Fire Birds

A joint task force operation between the Drug Enforcement Administration and the U.S. Army has been formed to dismantle one of the largest drug cartels operating in South America. Multiple attempts to assault the cartel's mountainous compound have been thwarted by a Scorpion-attack helicopter piloted by a cartel leader, Eric Stoller (Bert Rhine). After having several aircraft shot down, most notably a pair of UH–60 Black Hawks and their AH–1 Cobra escorts, the army turns to the new AH–64 Apache attack helicopter, which can match its enemies' maneuverability and firepower.


Fire Birds Cast

Name Character
Tommy Lee Jones He was 43, now 75 years old as Brad Little
Sean Young She was 30, now 62 years old as Billie Lee Guthries
Nicolas Cage He was 26, now 58 years old as Jake Preston
Peter Onorati He was 36, now 68 years old as Rice
Cylk Cozart He was 33, now 65 years old as Dewar Proctor
Dale Dye He was 45, now 77 years old as A.K. McNeil
Marshall R. Teague He was 37, now 69 years old as Doug Daniels
Bryan Kestner as Breaker
Illana Diamant She was 29, now 61 years old as Sharon Geller
Charles Lanyer He was 47, now 79 years old as Darren Phillips
Robert Lujan as Steward Rives

Fire Birds Crew

Name Department
Bill Badalato as Producer. He was 50 (now 82) years old Production
David Green as Director. He was 41 (now 73) years old Directing
Step Tyner as Screenplay. Writing
John K. Swensson as Screenplay. Writing
Tony Imi as Director of Photography. He was 53 (72) years old when He died Camera
Dale Dye as Screenplay. He was 45 (now 77) years old Writing
Norman Buckley as Editor. He was 34 (now 66) years old Editing
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Fire Birds (31 years)

The best just got better

  • Release day: Friday, May 25, 1990
  • Runtime: 85 minutes
  • Budget: 22000000.00