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|Directed by||Tony Hickox|
|Produced by||Tracee Stanley|
|Edited by||Brett Hedlund|
|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.
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.
- 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
David Parkinson of Radio Times rated it 1/5 stars and wrote, "Faced with a minuscule budget, a few feet of stock aerial footage and a script with dialogue that amounts to an aural assault, director Anthony Hickox has done well to produce a film that's only as bad as this one." Robert Pardi of TV Guide rated it 2/5 stars and wrote, "As action fodder goes, this Lundgren vehicle benefits from solid wild blue yonder photography and enthusiastically executed assault sequences. As the bombs fall on familiar terrain and the fists smash into standard-issue bad guys, however, the landscape fills with deja-vu."