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Released in the USA on October 21 of 1988, "Bat*21" (also known as "Bat 21", "BAT21 - Mitten im Feuer") is a Drama/War film directed by Peter Markle . Gene Hackman is starring, alongside Danny Glover, Jerry Reed, David Marshall Grant, Clayton Rohner and Erich Anderson.

Trapped behind enemy lines. A whole army after him... And only one man can save him.

Who directed "Bat*21":

Bat*21 was directed by Peter Markle, an American director, producer, writer, and cinematographer.

Before directing Bat*21, Peter Markle had directed Youngblood, released in 1986, Hot Dog... The Movie (1984). Since, he directed Wagons East, released in 1994, The Last Days of Frankie the Fly (1997).

What was the release date of "Bat*21":

Bat*21 was initally released in the United States on Friday, October 21, 1988. Also released on this day were Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (dir. Dwight H. Little), Mystic Pizza (dir. Donald Petrie), and Tapeheads (dir. Bill Fishman). This was thirty-one (31) years ago.

It has been released on Thursday, June 15, 1989 in Germany.

What is the casting of "Bat*21":

At the casting of Bat*21 we find Gene Hackman, previously seen in No Way Out (1987) and Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987); Danny Glover (Lethal Weapon (1987), The Color Purple (1985)); Jerry Reed (Smokey and the Bandit Part 3 (1983), Stroker Ace (1983)) [ more... ]

  • Danny Glover and Gene Hackman also worked together in The Royal Tenenbaums, released in 2001.
  • Gene Hackman and Danny Glover have both also be seen in Antz, released in 1998.
  • Gene Hackman and David Marshall Grant can both be seen in The Chamber, released in 1996.

What is the Storyline of "Bat*21":

During the last days of the Viet Nam War, Lieutenant Colonel Iceal E. "Gene" Hambleton, United States Air Force, is the sole survivor of the crew of an EB-66 electronic warfare aircraft, which is downed by a surface to air missile over enemy territory. The plane, callsign Bat Two-One, was doing electronic scans preparatory to a major bombing strike.

Hambleton (Hackman) makes radio contact with Birddog, (Glover), the pilot of a Cessna Skymaster, flying a Forward Air Control mission near where [...]

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