On Wings of Eagles (1986)

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On Wings of Eagles was adapted for television from the best-selling book by Ken Follett. Inspired by fact, the story involves the daring rescue of two American business executives, held captive in Tehran during the US Embassy takeover of 1979. Retired Special Forces colonel Arthur D. "Bull" Simons (Burt Lancaster) agrees to help the executives' employer in a bold effort to rescue the two men right from under the noses of the Ayatollah and the angry mobs surrounding the embassy. Oh, haven't we told you the name of the employer? It was none other than H. Ross Perot, here played by Richard Crenna. Originally telecast in two parts, On Wings of Eagles premiered on May 18 and 19, 1986.
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Action & Adventure
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Studio:
Edgar J. Scherick Associates

Cast

Burt Lancaster
as "Bull" Simons
Richard Crenna
as H. Ross Perot
Paul Le Mat
as Coburn
Jim Metzler
as Gaylord
Richard Anthony Crenna
as Ross Perot Jr.
Louis Giambalvo
as Chiapparone
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