Storm Catcher

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Storm Catcher
Storm Catcher.jpg
Film poster
Directed by Tony Hickox
Produced by Tracee Stanley
Written by Bill Gucwa
Ed Masterson
Starring Dolph Lundgren
Mystro Clark
John Pennell
Robert Miano
Music by David Wurst
Eric Wurst
Cinematography David Bridges
Edited by Brett Hedlund
Distributed by Franchise Pictures
Phoenician Entertainment
Release dates
  • September 10, 1999 (1999-09-10)
Running time
95 minutes
Country  United States
Language English
Budget $2 million

Storm Catcher is a 1999 American action film starring Dolph Lundgren and directed by Tony Hickox, who also co-stars in the film. It tells the story of a renegade general who plans to bomb Washington, D.C. with a new jet called the Storm Catcher.

Plot[edit]

Flanked by buddy Sparks Johnson (Mystro Clark) on the ground, and co-pilot Lucas (John Pennell) in the air, Major Jack Holloway (Dolph Lundgren) mans Uncle Sam's top secret Phoenix fighter jet. While Holloway's mentor, General William Jacobs (Robert Miano), keeps FBI agents Lock (Tony Hickox) and Load (Kimberly Davies) from snooping into his pet project, Holloway and Sparks enjoy some R&R with Holloway's wife Jessica (Kylie Bax) and daughter Nicole (Yvonne Zima).

It turns out Lucas is an operative for an intra-military right-wing group and, temporarily assuming Holloway's identity, he steals the Phoenix. Branded a pariah, Holloway not only gets court martialed but he's also nearly obliterated when his prison transport is ambushed. Holloway, determined to clear his name, escapes. After he touches base with his family, extremist soldiers shoot Jessica and later kidnap Nicole. No sooner does Sparks convince Lock and Load of Holloway's innocence than Lucas guns them down and kidnaps Sparks. However, Jacobs tells Holloway that if he ever wants to see Nicole alive again, Holloway must bomb the White House.

Cast[edit]

  • Dolph Lundgren as Major Jack Holloway
  • Mystro Clark as Captain 'Sparks' Johnson
  • John Pennell as Captain Lucas
  • Robert Miano as General William Jacobs
  • Yvonne Zima as Nicole Holloway
  • Kylie Bax as Jessica Holloway
  • Jody Jones as Sergeant McGarry
  • Robert Glen Keith as Sergeant Stanley
  • Tony Hickox as Agent Load
  • Kimberley Davies as Agent Lock
  • Rudy Mettia as Commando
  • Burt Goodman as Old Guy
  • Richard Bjork as Bubba Pickles
  • Andreea Radutoiu as Havens
  • Phil Culotta as Commando #1
  • Mark Delasandro as Commando #2

Production[edit]

It is set and filmed in Los Angeles, California and Washington, D.C. in 18 days on October 19 and November 6, 1998.

See also[edit]

Aircraft[edit]

Storm Catcher aircraft used for filming (mostly stock shots though) was the Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk stealth jet. The McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle pictured on the film's movie poster (designed for pre-sales and financing before being produced or having a finished script) was never seen in the film.

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