The Hunt for Eagle One

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The Hunt for Eagle One
The Hunt for Eagle One.jpg
Directed by Brian Clyde
Produced by Roger Corman
Cirio H. Santiago
Amy Searles
Written by Michael Henry Carter
Starring Mark Dacascos
Theresa Randle
Rutger Hauer
Joe Suba
Zach McGowan
Music by Mel Lewis
Cinematography Andrea V. Rossotto
Distributed by Sony Pictures
Release dates January 17, 2006
Running time 88 minutes
Language English
Filipino
Spanish

The Hunt for Eagle One is a 2006 film. The story takes place during Operation Enduring Freedom in The Philippines. A group of U.S. Marines are sent to rescue a captured U.S. Marine Captain and a Filipino Major while stopping a group of Al-Qaeda-backed local rebels from launching biological weapons. The film was produced by the B-movie maker Roger Corman. The sequel, The Hunt for Eagle One: Crash Point, came out on DVD, some months later.

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After a successful amphibious insertion, the Marines begin to prepare for combat against the local rebels in the Philippines. While making a routine fly-by, a UH-1 Huey helicopter, carrying some Philippine troops and Marines, is shot down by the rebels. Of the occupants is Captain Amy Jennings (USMC) and Major Aguinaldo (Ricardo Cepeda). Jennings and Aguinaldo escape the wreckage, and try to flee from the pursuing rebels.

Meanwhile, a rescue team is dispatched to save Jennings and Aguinaldo but is shot down by AA fire. Lt. Daniels (played by Mark Dacascos) and his fireteam continue onward to find Captain Jennings and Major Aguinaldo.

Jennings and Aguinaldo are captured by the rebels, and taken to a village. There, Jennings tries to escape, but is caught. The following morning, Aguinaldo is executed by the rebel leader. They take Jennings to their headquarters.

Gen. Frank Lewis (Rutger Hauer) is in charge of the Marine Corps on the island, and receives hell from the higher ranking Marine Corps officials, regarding the captured Jennings.

The Rescue team approaches the village, and learns that the rebels have moved Jennings to their HQ. They begin following the rebels. Jennings is forced by the rebels to tell the United States (through a video camera) that the Marines must leave the island; but she refuses. In response, the rebels torture her.

After battling several rebels, the Rescue Team of Marines link up with Philippine troops, and battle the remaining rebels in the HQ. They rescue Jennings and demo (set incendiaries in the lab) in an anthrax lab to eliminate the threat of chemical warfare. They escape from the blast. But the rebel leader survives and crawls out and curses them and raises his gun. Jennings shoots him dead. The film ends with Lt. Daniels and a Filipino attached to him mourning the loss of their soldiers on a beach.

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