Flanked by buddy Sparks (Mystro Clark) on the ground, and co-pilot Lucas (John Pennell) in the air, Major Holloway (Dolph Lundgren) mans Uncle Sam's top-secret Phoenix fighter jet. While Holloway's mentor, General Jacob (Robert Miano) keeps FBI agents Lock (Tony Hickox) and Load (Kimberly Davies) from snooping into his pet project, Holloway and Sparks enjoy some R&R with Holloway's wife Jessica (Kylie Bax) and daughter Nicole (Yvonne Zima). It turns out Lucas is an operative for an intra-military right-wing group and, temporarily assuming Holloway's identity, he pilfers the Phoenix. Branded a pariah, Holloway not only gets court-martialed but he's also nearly obliterated when his prison transport is ambushed. Holloway, determined to clear his name, escapes. After he touches base with his family, extremist soldiers shoot Jessica and later kidnap Nicole. No sooner does Sparks convinces Lock and Load of Holloway's innocence, than Lucas guns them down and kidnaps Sparks. Next on the terrorists' agenda is an attack on Washington D.C. To save Nicole, Holloway must bomb the White House. Instead of driving gays out of the armed services, perhaps the Pentagon should start screening out disgruntled generals, like General Jacob in this film. Rather than undermine morale, they're usually eager to overthrow the government due to: (1) Forced retirement; (2) Perceived feelings of under-appreciation; and (3) Fondness for military oligarchy. As action fodder goes, this Lundgren vehicle benefits from solid wild blue yonder photography and enthusiastically executed assault sequences. As the bombs fall on familiar terrain and the fists smash into standard-issue bad guys, however, the landscape fills with deja-vu.
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- Released: 2000
- Rating: R
- Review: Flanked by buddy Sparks (Mystro Clark) on the ground, and co-pilot Lucas (John Pennell) in the air, Major Holloway (Dolph Lundgren) mans Uncle Sam's top-secret Phoenix fighter jet. While Holloway's mentor, General Jacob (Robert Miano) keeps FBI agents Lock… (more)