CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 19, 1990 |
The phone calls came within hours of one another. "Hi, Mom? It looks like we're leaving. Mom, if anything happens, I want you to know . . . you and Dad are the best parents in the world." That was Don and Audrey Burnside's 25-year-old son Stacy, calling his parents' Tacoma home from Camp Pendleton. Stacy has been in Marines for six years and his combat engineers' unit was leaving for Saudi Arabia. About 20 minutes later, the phone rang again. "Mom? I'll bet you and dad are watching TV.
January 17, 1986 |
Very early on, when you start suspecting where "Iron Eagle" (citywide) is heading, you wonder whether it will dare to plunge into all-out ludicrousness. It does, and in doing so achieves a kind of perfection of awfulness that only earnest effort can produce. As a result, "Iron Eagle" has an unintended hilarity that builds and builds. But don't take this as one of those so-bad-it's-good endorsements: The film is a total waste of time.