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Air America was the CIA's private airline operating in Laos during the Vietnam War, running anything and everything from soldiers to foodstuffs for local villagers. After losing his pilot's license, Billy Covington is recruited into it, and ends up in the middle of a bunch of lunatic pilots, gun-running by his friend Gene Ryack, and opium smuggling by his own superiors.

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Directed by

Roger Spottiswoode

Written by

Richard Rush (Screenplay)
John Eskow (Screenplay)
Christopher Robbins (Novel)

Runtime

112 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

The few. The proud. The totally insane.

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Keywords

drugs 1960s laos cia pilot airplane vietnam war refugee camp drug smuggle

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