On Wings of Eagles

On Wings of Eagles (1986)

  • Genre: War & Politics, Drama
  • First Air Date: 1986-05-18
  • Last Air Date: 1986-05-19
  • Total Seasons: 1
  • Total Episodes: 2
  • Status: Ended
  • Episode Runtime: 120 min.
  • Production Company: TAFT Entertainment Pictures
  • Networks: NBC
  • Director: Andrew V. McLaglen
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On Wings of Eagles is a NBC TV mini-series, starring Burt Lancaster - Richard Crenna and directed by Andrew V. McLaglen. The TV series was adapted from Ken Follet's novel of the same name. The plot is set during the Iranian revolution. During the takeover of Iran, the king is overthrown, and two executives of Electronic Data Systems are imprisoned on false charges. The head of the company, Mr. Perot, travels to Tehran to negotiate for their release. Meanwhile, a retired US Army Special Forces Colonel, Arthur Simons, is hired to develop a rescue plan at any cost.

  • Keywords: middle east, 1970s, rescue, miniseries, wrongful imprisonment, iran
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    On Wings of Eagles Seasons

    Season 1

    First Air Date: 1986-05-18
    2 Episodes

    On Wings of Eagles Episodes

    Title Air Date Duration
    Season 1Episode 1Part 1120 min
    Season 1Episode 2Part 2120 min
    • Burt Lancaster

      as Lieutenant Colonel Arthur E. 'Bull' Simons
    • Richard Crenna

      as H. Ross Perot
    • Paul Le Mat

      as Jay Coburn
    • Louis Giambalvo

      as Paul Chiapparone
    • Jim Metzler

      as Bill Gaylord
    • Lawrence Pressman

      as Bill Gayden
    • Robert Wightman

      as Keane Taylor
    • Cyril O'Reilly

      as Pat Scully
    • Esai Morales

      as Rashid
    • Martin Doyle

      as Jim Schwebach
    • Bob Delegall

      as Ron Davis
    • William Bumiller

      as Rich Gallagher (as Bill Bumiller)
    • James Sutorius

      as Joe Poche
    • Richard Anthony Crenna

      as Ross Perot Jr. (as Richard Crenna Jr.)
    • Constance Towers

      as Margot Perot
    • Zevi Wolmark

      as Ted Maxwell
    Directing Andrew V. McLaglen Director
    Writing Ken Follett Novel