This movie, based on the novel by Stephen Coonts, is set on an aircraft carrier during the Vietnam War. The main character, Jake Grafton (Brad Johnson), becomes fed up with bombing targets with no strategic value after his co-pilot is killed. He plans a one-plane bombing mission into Hanoi, the capital of North Vietnam, with the help of his new co-pilot (Willem Dafoe), and against the orders of his squadron commander (Danny Glover).