Yet another totally absurd bout of macho wish fulfillment for those frustrated by the American government and military's inability to deal effectively with terrorism, IRON EAGLE is actually more outlandish than most. Gedrick is a teenager about to go to his high school prom when he learns
that his father (Thomerson) has been shot down near an unnamed Arab country for venturing too close to its borders. When the US government doesn't move fast enough to gain his father's release, Gedrick--who has free rein, more or less, around the base and spends a great deal of time in the flight
simulator when it's not being used by pilots--decides to rescue his dad himself in a ...