Red Sky

Synopsis: Disgraced Top Gun fighter pilot Butch Masters leads a rogue squad in recovery of a WMD. Masters must navigate a fractured friendship, a love triangle, and must take to the skies to reclaim his military and personal honor.
Genre: Action, Thriller
Director(s): Mario Van Peebles
Production: Aldamisa Entertainment
  2 nominations.
100 min

Stop. Be quiet.

Okay, okay.

- Careful.

- Oh yeah.

Let's have a little fun here.

He will be surprised

if he's butt naked, alright?

He can asleep through

any damn thing.

- Let me do that.

- No. Cobra is the artist.

Keep it down.

There we go.

Sleep, sleep.

Meow, meow.

So pretty.

Jesus! Sh*t!

Suit up, ready to go.

- We're late.

- Thought you're in trouble.

See you up there, dawg.

We got 30 minutes.

You mess with me again, I'm gonna give you

an old fashion of ass-whooping, you hear me?

Alright, Cajun, it's cool.

Ignorant ass nougats.

Gentlemen, be seated.

Commander Kerry has some last minute

details before the mission.

Gentlemen, we have a pair of sections..

being launched for patrol

along the coastline.

Rodeo, you and Cobra will launch

as Viper 31.

Patroling south..

from the same coordinates.

ROl standard.

Keeping your feet wet

at all times.

No weapons released..

unless you are fire upon.

All with verified authentication codes.

Lieutenant Babbinaux,

Are you trying to be

a mouse or a rat?

Sir, I apologize for the

immaturity of my squad.

Apology accepted.

Nonetheless, Lieutenant Babbinaux, might want to wash your face

before you go up on the flight deck.

What did you do?

Time to mount your jets,


Strait of Hormuz

- Hey, Rodeo.

- Yo?

I will exact

my revenge.

We shall see, Cajun.

We shall see.

Yes, we shall indeed.

All right. Roger the wakeboard,

check harness..

Check harness locked.



Cobra is up and ready.

Alright, Cobra, let's see if you got it.

Take the lead.

Roger that, Rodeo.

Cobra has the lead.

What do you say fellas?

Let's have a little fun.

That's very impressive, Cobra.

You're learning,

my boy.

Am right, Rodeo.

Strike, Viper 31, Cobra has the lead.

Viper 31, Strike roger that.

Come right to heading 1-5-9.

Roger, 1-5-9, on the heavy.

Viper 31, this is Warlord 2.

Tick in progress.

Requesting immediate air.

Meet me on Purple 11.

Warlord 2, this is Viper 31-2, two F-18s,

2 by GBU-12, 2 by GBU-38..

500 rounds, 20 might-might.

Give me a. 38 air burst

on the following grid.

Wait, what?

Who is that?

Is that Strike Ops?

I don't know.

This is Cobra, dropping down

to Carefree.

Sir, Viper 31 went below radar

and a right turn.

Viper 31, are you over?

Confirm, 9-3-1-9.

Good handshake.

Zoom out,

shift left..

Shift left,

zoom in.

That's your target.

Roger that,

tally target.

Wow, wow, wow. Cobra.

I thought we're on

routine patrol.

Warlord 2, front Cobra,

requesting authentication.

Copy that, Viper.

Charlie Echo-9-Alpha-1. Repeat.

Charlie Echo-9-Alpha-1.

Authentication code confirmed.

Rodeo concurs,

authentication confirmed.

Suspected chemical

weapons plant.

We have a computer fail.

We can't release.

Cobra, we have a weapon system failure,

it's on you.

Copy that, Rodeo.

Weapon system is up and ready.

Target locked, pigs away.

- Get the light over here.

- Got it.

There you go.


we got something here.

- What do you got right there?

- What's this..

What does that say?

It's in Arabic, it says Rainmaker.

Come on, get out!

No! No! No!

Two away.

Everybody out of here!

Go go go!

Proceed as plan.

- We are moving in.

- Go.

Let's move, hurry.

As I said before,

we had no idea they were friendlies.

You had no idea they were friendlies,

I understand that..

but your ignorance

isn't the question here.

The fact is..

they were Inspectors from IAEA..

a soldier and a team of civilians.

And you fired on them.


I'd like to point out

that my client..

surrendered the lead

before he reached the target.

and he did not release

his weapons.

With all due respect, Your Honor,

we're in this together.

I take equal responsibility.

And what were your duties

during this mission?

I was the agent in charge of intelligence

for Operation Recovery.

Can you tell us what that was?

During the 80s we've heard

rumors that..

Saddam was developing a weapon..

and designed to take Iran down

in one fill swoop.

The weapon was dubbed


We'd narrowed the location of this weapon

down to a suspected chemical plant.

What happened?

We sent a team in.

And they were destroyed by..

what maybe

friendly fire.

By the time we had another team in there,

the building had been raised.

The bunkers below were empty.

If there ever was

a Rainmaker there..

there was no trace

of it left.

Warlord 2..

I did a little background

check on that.

and no one from Strike Operation

to the Pentagon..

has ever heard of this call sign.

Whoever it was,

had the confirmation codes.

We were ordered.

Everything is on the hut tapes,

you can check there.

You do have the hut tapes?

Defense knows

the tapes are missing..

which is very fortunate if you're

a pilot who've..

failed the call for authentication

codes and..

can't recognize this so called

Warlord's voice.

Any of these men could've

destroyed the hut tapes.

Pursuing to the Article 32 hearing..

Lieutenant Craig, Masters,

Babbinaux and Vasquez..

have been accused..

of negligent homicide.

But the prosecution..

it's inability

to produce Hut Tapes..

has led us

to a stalemate.

Excuse me, Your Honor,

But the errors of these defendants..

resulted in the loss

of a weapon of mass destruction..

called Rainmaker, which was a rare

opportunity of immense national interest.

But even more

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Mario Van Peebles

Mario Van Peebles (born January 15, 1957) is an Afro-Mexican film director and actor best known for directing New Jack City in 1991. He is the son of actor and filmmaker Melvin Van Peebles, whom he portrayed in the 2003 biopic Baadasssss!, which he also co-wrote and directed. more…

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