This is so innaccurate!
jga773 | 01/09/2004
(1 out of 5 stars)
"This movie was a real loser. It is so innaccurate. "Rangers assulting a target in broad daylight with standard issue M-16's an M9's with no silencers or scopes. Most Rangers would use an M-4 or an MP5. No face paint, no stealth at all. Also, what Army unit flys a news crew style helicopter to pickup Rangers in the middle of South America? It should have been a Blackhwawk or a Huey gunship with AH-64 Apache air support.
The capabibility to shoot of these "Rangers" is terrible too. At little more than 100 feet they empty an entire clip and hit nothing but air.
The worst part of the movie was Army pilots flying an Air Force F-117 TWO SEATER WITH A CARGO BAY? NO NO NO!! It is a 1 man AIR FORCE, stealth bomber. Also Army pilots "carrier qualified" and F-14 qualified? No.
No. This movie was terrible, do not rent or buy it."
Tricks of the trade
W. K. Miller | NC, USA | 02/06/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"ACTIVE STEALTH stars Daniel Baldwin, Fred Williamson, and Hannes Jaenicke (sp.?) in a standard rescue-mission action flick. Soldiers fly in a "modified" Stealth fighter to save their comrade, held prisoner by a Central American drug lord. Watching the DVD the first time, the movie held my interest, and I thought it was average fare--entertaining but not memorable.I watched the DVD again with commentary by director Fred Olen Ray, and it was a blast. Ray is a hoot. His comments give all kinds of insight into how the movie was made. He introduces actors, and explains how shots are usually set up and executed. He explains special effects. Ray tells what it cost to rent the plane, and how the crew created "smoke" blowing past the actors in a few scenes (a worker blowing pipe smoke at them, actually). Throughout the commentary, Fred is entertaining. If you've ever wondered how a B-movie gets made, ACTIVE STEALTH is for you.I give the movie 3 stars, and the DVD 5 stars. Split the difference, and the ACTIVE STEALTH DVD gets 4 stars."
May not be militarily accurate, but it is entertaining
jga773 | Texas USA | 09/07/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Active Stealth is a standard search and rescue B programmer with Daniel Baldwin and Fred Williamson. The film also features August 1986 Playboy Playmate Ava Fabian in a supporting role. Lots of gun battles and some decent aerial footage with the Stealth and other aircraft can be found throughout the film. Great commentary by director Fred Olen Ray. The packaging mentions a trailer, but there is no trailer included."
Heroism, Sacrifice, and PATRIOTIC FREEDOM win the day!
Focus Beyond Infinity | the collective psyche of humanity | 10/06/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"What is wrong with you people talking bad about this movie? It is a touching story about a band of unlikely heroes, manly men undoubtedly (witness Chiccio's casual pipe smoking in the heat of battle) but perhaps a little over the hill for such intense action as they're engaging in here. None the less, all give some and SOME GIVE ALL in the name freedom, standing true to their values and never giving in, even when faced by the treacherous treachery of a higher-up (which I think is to this day a starkly evocative metaphor for America-hating liberals, who would turn over this country to the terrorists if it meant men could marry other men.) Frankly, it makes me feel proud to be an American, and was inspired enough by it to put two more yellow ribbons on my 2003 Ford Excursion. And to those of you who question the military accuracy of the film, DUH, IT WAS ON PURPOSE. If they went in there with body armor, face paint, and "accurate" weaponry weilded professionally, OF COURSE the enemy would know it was the US Army Rangers! By not using standard field equipment and tactics, they were able to maintain the cover that such covert operations require. You East-Coast-College-Educated morons should grow brains instead of pot and try thinking tactically a little bit."