Fatal Sky

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"There's something out there."
  • R
  • 1990
  • 1 hr 32 min
  • 3.5  (187)

Fatal Sky, a 1990 action-thriller film, directed by Frank Shields and starring Michael Nouri, Darlanne Fluegel, and Maxwell Caulfield, tells the story of Mike Jefferson, a former Air Force pilot, who starts working as a test pilot for a high-tech aircraft company. However, he finds himself caught in a web of deception and corruption when he discovers a deadly flaw in the company's latest fighter jet, and his boss will stop at nothing to keep the truth from going public.

The movie takes place in the Mojave Desert, where the fictional aircraft company Testair has established itself as one of the leading aviation companies in the world. Mike Jefferson, played by Michael Nouri, is a veteran pilot who is hired as a test pilot for Testair. Mike is pleased to be flying again after a long hiatus from the skies, but he quickly realizes that his job is not as easy as it seems.

Mike is assigned to test-fly the company's new fighter jet, the FX-14. However, during one of his test flights, he discovers a potentially fatal problem with the jet's fuel system. His findings are immediately dismissed by his boss, the ruthless CEO of Testair, Clayton "Clay" Dwyer, played by Maxwell Caulfield. Dwyer tells Mike that the problem is minor and that it's all in his head. Dwyer cares more about profit and prestige than passenger safety, and he doesn't want anyone to get in the way of his plans.

Mike doesn't trust Dwyer and decides to investigate the issue himself. He discovers that Dwyer's assistant, Julie, played by Darlanne Fluegel, is also concerned about the problem and is willing to help him. Together, they start to uncover a web of deception and corruption that goes all the way to the top of the company.

The tension builds throughout the movie as Mike and Julie try to expose the truth. The stakes are high, and they face many obstacles along the way, including sabotage, threats, and assassination attempts. As they get closer to the truth, they become targets themselves, and they must fight to survive.

Fatal Sky is a fast-paced action movie that keeps you on the edge of your seat. The aerial stunts are impressive, and the plot is full of twists and turns. The acting is solid, with Michael Nouri delivering a convincing performance as a determined pilot who will stop at nothing to protect the lives of others. Darlanne Fluegel is also excellent as Julie, the assistant who is torn between loyalty to her boss and her conscience.

Overall, Fatal Sky is an entertaining movie that combines action, suspense, and drama. It's a classic '90s action-thriller that will appeal to fans of the genre. The movie's themes of corporate greed and the importance of telling the truth are still relevant today, making this movie a timeless classic.

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    3.5  (187)