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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.

Series Cast

  1. Burt Lancaster as Lieutenant Colonel Arthur E. 'Bull' Simons

    Burt Lancaster

    Lieutenant Colonel Arthur E. 'Bull' Simons

    2 Episodes

  2. Richard Crenna as H. Ross Perot

    Richard Crenna

    H. Ross Perot

    2 Episodes

  3. Paul Le Mat as Jay Coburn

    Paul Le Mat

    Jay Coburn

    2 Episodes

  4. Louis Giambalvo as Paul Chiapparone

    Louis Giambalvo

    Paul Chiapparone

    2 Episodes

  5. Jim Metzler as Bill Gaylord

    Jim Metzler

    Bill Gaylord

    2 Episodes

  6. Lawrence Pressman as Bill Gayden

    Lawrence Pressman

    Bill Gayden

    2 Episodes

  7. Robert Wightman

    Keane Taylor

    2 Episodes

  8. Cyril O'Reilly as Pat Scully

    Cyril O'Reilly

    Pat Scully

    2 Episodes

  9. Esai Morales as Rashid

    Esai Morales


    2 Episodes

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Last Season


1986 | 2 Episodes

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

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On Wings of Eagles


Status Ended


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Type Miniseries

Original Language English


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