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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.

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  1. Burt Lancaster

    Burt Lancaster

    Lieutenant Colonel Arthur E. 'Bull' Simons

  2. Paul Le Mat

    Paul Le Mat

    Jay Coburn

  3. Louis Giambalvo

    Louis Giambalvo

    Paul Chiapparone

  4. Jim Metzler

    Jim Metzler

    Bill Gaylord

  5. Lawrence Pressman

    Lawrence Pressman

    Bill Gayden

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Last Season

Miniseries

1986 | 2 Episodes

Season 1 of On Wings Of Eagles premiered on May 18, 1986.

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Status Ended

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Certification -

Type Miniseries

Original Language English

Runtime 120m

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