FINAL MISSION is one of those periodic machismo-laced throwbacks to a simpler patriotic time--like TOP GUN, it's actually nostalgic about war. Jazzed up with splendid aerial sequences, this paranoid thriller is otherwise flaccidly directed.
Flying high in a controlled lab environment, test pilots experience "hyper-reality" through government-sponsored experiments with drug-induced brain stimulation. While buzzing past the delta plane of Tom "Outlaw" Waters (Billy Wirth), David "Hound Dog" Matthews (Tim Moran) unexpectedly crashes
into a canyon wall. A report to Colonel Anderson (Steve Railsback ) blames the crash on pilot error--but how to explain all the nigh...