Lieutenant Chris Burnett (Wilson) is eager to fly a F/A -18 Superhornet jet into
combat. But his commanding officer, Admiral Reigart (Hackman), won't allow
it, ordering Burnett to spy and take photographs of the enemy's movements
When Burnett and his pilot, Lt. Michael Stackhouse (Macht), are shot down on a routine
reconnaissance mission, Stackhouse is killed and Burnett suddenly finds himself alone, trapped
and hunted by two rebels behind enemy lines. Although Admiral Reigart is ordered to leave him
where he is, he decides to take a small force into enemy territory to rescue Burnett.