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Air America - The Complete Series

4.3 out of 5 stars 10 customer reviews

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Product Description

Meet Rio Arnett (Lorenzo Lamas) head honcho of Air America a private transport company based in the Central American country of Buenaventura. In reality a top undercover agent for the CIA's Office of Strategic Implementation Rio puts his life on the line in danger-filled assignments ranging from gunrunning and plutonium smuggling to kidnappings and rescue missions. Contains all 26 action-packed adventures -- including four episodes never before seen in the US!System Requirements:Run Time: 1170 minutesFormat: DVD MOVIE Genre: TELEVISION/SERIES & SEQUELS UPC: 043396129665 Manufacturer No: 12966

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Created by veteran television writer/producer Philip DeGuere (Simon and Simon, JAG, NCIS), the syndicated action series Air America bore only a passing resemblance to the 1990 feature film starring Mel Gibson that shared its title, but definitely delivered small-screen action during its sole season of 1998-99. Lorenzo Lamas toplined the show as Rio Arnett, owner of and pilot for Air America, a transport airline that ferried all manner of passengers and goods--no questions asked--from a small and turbulent South American country. In reality, Rio and his partner Wiley (Scott Plank) were undercover agents, and used their company to tangle with various international bad guys on behalf of the State Department. The show's relatively low budget made for some less-than-spectacular scripts and special effects, but the prerequisite intrigue and mild sex appeal (thanks to co-stars Diana Barton and Lamas' real-life spouse, Shauna Sand Lamas), as well as nice turns by guest stars like Juliet Mills, John Beck, Richard Lynch, and Lamas' former Renegade co-star Branscombe Richmond (in "High Noon in Costa Perdida") made for an entertaining if undemanding hour of TV. The six-disc set includes all 22 episodes that aired on American television, as well as four that did not, including the original two-part pilot, "Betrayal" and "Safe Passage" (in the States, the series debuted with its third episode, "The Lost City"), and the two final episodes, "The Cure" and "The Miracle." The DVD is presented in its original full-screen format, and, unfortunately, comes without any extras. --Paul Gaita

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Product Details

  • Actors: Lorenzo Lamas, Scott Plank, Diana Barton, Arthur Roberts, Shauna Sand
  • Directors: Rex Piano
  • Writers: Philip DeGuere Jr.
  • Producers: Philip DeGuere Jr., Susan J. Spohr
  • Format: Box set, Closed-captioned, Color, Full Screen, Subtitled, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)
  • Subtitles: French
  • Subtitles for the Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 1 encoding (US and Canada only)
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  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 6
  • Rated:
    NR
    Not Rated
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: June 6, 2006
  • Run Time: 1170 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000F1IQIC
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #198,294 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Air America - The Complete Series" on IMDb

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By John D. Seneca on August 3, 2015
Format: DVD
Having read negative reviews for this series, I want to disagree with those reviewers and give this series the recognition that it deserves!
First of all, this series is similar in style to many of the excellent action series of the 80's. For example: MacGyver, The Fall Guy, Riptide, Simon & Simon, The A-Team, etc. If you enjoyed those series, you'll likely enjoy this one!
The series achieves what it sets out to do...ENTERTAIN the audience! If you're watching an action adventure series, you want to see action and fighting and explosions...and beautiful women...gorgeous scenery, etc....and this series gives you all of those things!
The plots may not be particularly engulfing and THEY DON'T HAVE TO BE...because this is an ACTION ADVENTURE SERIES!
I have seen worse acting...worse effects...worse plots...and overall WORSE television shows than this one!
This series should have lasted FAR beyond only one season in syndication!
'Air America' is from the same creator as 'Simon & Simon,' and it holds it's own as an excellent acton adventure TV series!
Highly recommended!
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This is a wonderful series and Lorenzo Lamas is excellent at Rio Arnett. It is to bad that this show did not continue because there were so many stories that could have been told but they cancelled it before they could go on with the story. If you are a fan of Lorenzo Lamas then this is the series for you. The fact that he really is a pilot himself and flies medical supplies in to third world countries is a plus.
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I am a huge Lorenzo Lamas fan, and while this is not on the scale of Renegade I very much enjoyed it and have watched the series several times over.

Rio and Wiley are great working together. ANd it was nice to see Lamas in something other than Renegade. Highly recommend for a pretty good action series. My only complaint on the series is that the last disc contains the "Operation Jaguar" pilots, which I dind't realize until after I'd watched the rest of the series, so I'd say start with the last disc first to get the background THEN go to disc 1.
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Good quality, fast delivery. the only negative thing is, that the episodes are not chronological at the 6 dvds (episode 1 and 2 are on dvd 5 and so on). And the dvds were loose delivered and not in a plastic cover. but everything else is ok.
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I watched this series in 98 when it came out.. it really is good. Don't listen to the other reviews of this series... It has a great intro with great music. Rio Arnett ( Lamas) and Wiley (Plank) make a great pair. It should have lasted much longer than it did.. but with low budgets and the writing gets bad as it did here with this show. Its no RENEGADE but its not intended to be. Lamas plays a good part.. I would recommend this to anybody who is a Lorenzo Lamas fan.
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