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Despite having just had his Los Angeles pilot's license revoked, Billy Covington (Robert Downey Jr.) is hired by Air America, a clandestine airline operating out of Laos run by the CIA. He soon discovers that his mission is to covertly transport illicit goods in and out of Southeast Asia and that his copilot will be the wild-flying Gene Ryack (Mel Gibson). But when Covington begins expressing doubt about the dubious morality of their operation, the two hotheaded pilots become at odds.

Cast & Crew

Mel Gibson
Gene Ryack
Robert Downey Jr.
Billy Covington
Nancy Travis
Corinne Landreaux
Lane Smith
Senator Davenport
Ken Jenkins
Major Donald Lemond
Burt Kwouk
General Lu Soong
Art LaFleur
Jack Neely
Mario Kassar
Executive Producer
Andrew G. Vajna
Executive Producer
Jon J. Jashni
Associate Producer
Roger Cook
Original Music
Roger Greenaway
Original Music
Charles Gross
Original Music
Roger Deakins
Cinematographer
John Bloom
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Critic Reviews for Air America

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (2) | Fresh (2) | Rotten (13)

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  • Jan 30, 2017
    Yeah. Buddy comedy that borrows heavily from the spirit of Altman's M*A*S*H, but unlike that classic ultimately could careless about the human cost of war. It cares about the charm and charisma of its leads, only neither brought any. Shots of planes and helicopters flying over mountainous jungle terrain remains.
    Kevin M. W Super Reviewer
  • Feb 15, 2011
    Such an interesting take on the surrounding conflict in Vietnam. It manages to infuse buddy comedy flawlessly with a truly serious situation. Mel Gibson and Robert Downey Jr. are as good a pair as you can find, they play off of each other like they had been best friends for life. The drug trade aspect is dealt with in a serious matter, but it does make the movie serious and it certainly doesn't lose its power as an action comedy. Visually, most people might be surprised by this. It's actually a lot more impressive than you'd expect.
    Conner R Super Reviewer
  • Jul 16, 2009
    An awsome comedy that never gets old. A terifficly entertaining mixture of buddy comedy, adventure and black ops. Mel Gibson and Robert Downy Jr. have fantastic chemistry. This film has you falling down in laughter.
    Al S Super Reviewer
  • Jul 06, 2009
    The only reason I wanted to see this was because Mel Gibson and Robert Downey Jr were both in it and they both were hot. And that's pretty much all I got out of it. A couple of hours of eye candy.
    Cindy I Super Reviewer

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