On Wings of Eagles Poster

Release Date: 1986

Not Yet Rated|3 hr 41 min

Plot Summary
In this fact-based film, two corporate workers from Texas are on a business trip to Tehran when the Iranian Revolution erupts; militants seize the U.S. embassy, taking the two Americans hostage. H. Ross Perot (Richard Anthony Crenna Jr.), the hostages' boss, tries to negotiate with the captors but doesn't have any luck. Sensing that he can't get through to the Islamic activists, he employs ex-military officer Col. Arthur E. "Bull" Simons (Burt Lancaster) to bring the Texans back alive.

Cast: Burt Lancaster, Richard Anthony Crenna, Paul Le Mat

Director: Andrew McLaglen

Genres: Adventure, Action

Keywords: Escape, 1970s, Quest, Rescue, Emotional, Intense, 1980s