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  • Actors: Louis Gossett Jr., Rachel McLish, Paul Freeman, Horst Buchholz, Christopher Cazenove
  • Directors: John Glen
  • Writers: Kevin Elders, Sidney J. Furie
  • Producers: Mark Moore, Michael R. Casey, Ron Samuels, Stanley Neufeld
  • Format: Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, Subtitled, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: New Line Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: October 5, 2004
  • Run Time: 98 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0002MFGB4
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #97,645 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Iron Eagle III - Aces" on IMDb

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Lou Gossett Jr. leads a unique band of international war aces in this spectacular conclusion to the high-flying Iron Eagle series which delivers spectacular air and ground battles outstanding special effects and the most unique combination of air weaponry ever filmed. Gossett and his Aces team up with the beautiful and courageous Anna to battle to save Anna's Peruvian village held hostage by a Latin American drug cartel led by a German madman.Running Time: 98 min.Format: DVD MOVIE Genre: ACTION/ADVENTURE UPC: 794043748622

Customer Reviews

Lots of action and adventure.
Robert Stocksdale
Always a fan of Iron Eagle, and Lou Gossett Jr. plays a superb role as Chappie Sinclair.
enlightened
How can you go wrong with Lou Gossett and always love to see Fred Thompson in anything.
"Margret"

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Rottenberg's rotten book review on January 24, 2002
Format: VHS Tape
Chappy Sinclair (Louis Gosset, Jr.) returns in "Aces: Iron Eagle III". Leaving the hi-tech F-16's of the first 2 flicks behind, Chappy spends his time flying restored WWII fighters in air shows along with wartime veterans of the Luftwaffe (Horst Buckholz), the RAF (Christopher Cazenove) and the Japanese Air Force (Sonny Chiba). He also works with at risk teens nearby a local USAF base. When one of Chappy's friends is shot down and killed, the retired ace realizes that there's a conspiracy linking a drug cartel south of the border and the corrupt officers running the nearby air force base. The cartel is run by an ex-Nazi air ace (Paul Freeman), and essentially occupies a picturesque central-American village and its inhabitants. Gathering the "aces" together, and arming their museum-piece planes with real weapons, Chappy and gang head south where they make short work of the drug cartel's private air force, destroy their ground base and save the town. It's innocuous fun - less Top Gun than an overlong episode of the "A-Team" - though not as much fun as the first flick. The flight scenes are so-so (real aviation fans will quickly realize that Horst Bukholz's german plane gets very little screen time because it's obviously a Mustang; they could have just used a dressed-up T-6, but it would look too closely like the one that's supposed to be Sonny Chiba's
A-6M), but this movie doesn't come out on cable any more so I guess it's worth a rental.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Beantown Jim on March 1, 2008
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The Iron Eagle series of films was a silly premise, contrived to get the elements of ground combat, air action, and a tacked on mystery plot all in one movie vehicle. Unless you were really into seeing aircraft go thru the motions, it never quite worked. The 3rd in the series, reviewed here, is a thin plot and sop to politics in Latin America. If you like "hardbody women"(as do I), and Rachel McLish in particular, then you may find this pretty hot(there are no nude scenes or even anything approaching that though). She was in great shape and was one of the true "prima donnas" of woman's bodybuilding. So, like her: buy it; else: don't bother..
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 20, 2001
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Face it, the Iron Eagle movies were B-quality movies, but IE3 was the best of the lot. Any movie that features World War II fighters is sure to attract my interest. The plot of IE3, like the other IE movies, is quite shallow, and sometimes cliche. That still doesn't take anything away from the fine aerial battles between propeller planes and jets. Some folks have found it impossible that the former could take on the latter, but it has happened in real life.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By basti on July 30, 2013
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this is a great movie i could watch this movie every day i really love it thank you so much
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By E. Willi on March 30, 2013
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The four aviators and their planes from the WW2 era -- representing Britain, America, Germany and Japan (actors Christopher Cazenove, Louis Gossett Jr., Horst Buchholz and Sonny Chiba) -- keep their skills intact by performing stunt-flying demonstrations at a local airfield; and then Anna (Ms. Olympia Rachel McLish) entangles them in a mission to Peru to save her village from a drug lord and his thugs. It's a delight to see these historic planes flying in formation. A fine action movie with memorable characters by 007 Director John Glen. Rachel McLish is in amazing shape and her character, Anna, does a large share of the fighting.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Marlene Curtis on August 22, 2011
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Glad I purchased it. Louis Gossett is one of my favorite actors and I think he can make any movie good.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By markg on July 17, 2011
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i love a good action movie iron eagle 111 is a movie worth having
add this your collection i have 1-4 on dvd they are all good action movies
very entertaining and a lot of fun enjoy.
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By A Customer on October 19, 1999
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Iron Eagle III: Aces High is perhaps the last tolerable installment in the series. Starring Sonny Chiba and Fred Dalton Thompson among several other interesting actors, Iron Eagle III has some interesting character elements which weren't present in the other series. For the most part, Iron Eagle III is the most original of the sequels following Iron Eagle, and doesn't feature excessive use of inconsistent stock footage. The story seems to border on comedy at times, but isn't ridiculously insulting to the intelligence like Iron Eagle IV. Watch it if you need a good laugh or need an excuse to have popcorn. Or watch it with Flight of The Intruder and have a double-feature.
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