is a 1990 action film, directed by Lewis Teague
, written by Chuck Pfarrer
and Gary Goldman
, and produced by Brenda Feigen and Bernard Williams with consultant William Bradley.
The , an aircraft carrier on station in the eastern Mediterranean Sea
receives a mayday
from a cargo ship. The ship reports that they have been attacked, are on fire and adrift. A deployed Navy SH-3
helicopter attempts to rescue the crew, but is downed by a gunboat and the aircrew is captured.
Meanwhile, a squad of Navy SEALs (Charlie Sheen
, Michael Biehn
, Dennis Haysbert
, Rick Rossovich
, Cyril O'Reilly
, Bill Paxton
, and Paul Sanchez
) are recovering from a bachelor party
. Graham is to be married, but the wedding is canceled at the last minute when the whole Team is paged to return to base to rescue the captured aircrew.
In the Mediterranean, the leader of the terrorists that shot at the Navy helicopter, Ben Shaheed, (Nicholas Kadi
), orders the execution of the hostages. One crewmember is executed on the spot and another is beaten up, but the SEAL team arrives in time to prevent any further executions. Responding to a suspicious noise, Hawkins (Sheen) breaks silence when he encounters Shaheed in an adjoining room, inadvertently alerting the terrorists. Shaheed claims to be an Egyptian sailor also being held by the terrorists, and is left by the SEALs. As the SEALs evacuate the hostages from the area, Hawkins and Graham... Read More