This classic movie
starring John Travolta
as a US Airforce pilot
, who, disenchanted with his lack of promotion
and just generally crazy
, decides to employ an elaborate plan to steal two nuclear weapon
s. His co-pilot (Christian Slater
) spends the rest of the film attempting to foil his evil goals. Slater even has time to meet up with tasty park ranger
) who aids him in his struggle.
The film has numerous amusing scenes of nuclear warheads being thrown around, shot at, catapulted through flaming explosions and the like, yet still not detonating.
However for me the highpoint of the film is Travolta requesting of one of his less gifted henchmen:
Please do not shoot at the thermonuclear weapons.
With one of the best pre-matrix fight scenes in an American movie and a supporting cast of Delroy Lindo, Bob Gunton, Frank Whaley and Howie Long this turns out to be an excellent film.