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Aurora: Operation Intercept

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Genre  Action, Drama, Thriller
Costume design  Tricia Gray
Writer  Paul Levine
Language  English
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Director  Paul Levine
Music director  Richard Marvin
Country  United States
Aurora: Operation Intercept movie poster
Release date  1995 (1995)
Cast  Bruce Payne, Lance Henriksen, Corbin Bernsen, Dennis Christopher, Barry Zetlin (Passenger 10-C)
Similar movies  Falcon Down (2000)

Aurora operation intercept 1995 full movie

Aurora: Operation Intercept is a 1995 film directed by Paul Levine and starring Bruce Payne, Lance Henriksen and John Stockwell.


The "Aurora" is a secret hypersonic military aircraft based at Groom Lake. It is very similar to what aviation experts assume to be the Aurora aircraft. In the film, it is being stolen by a Russian terrorist who tries to destroy the White House. The propulsion system is a "combined cycle" conventional/scramjet engine.


Francesca Zaborszin (Natalya Andreychenko) believes that the U.S. government murdered her father (Curt Lowens), a Soviet scientist and defector, and made it look like suicide.

Francesca sets up her own base in the deserts of Kazakhstan, wielding powerful electromagnetic pulses channelled though orbiting navigation satellites to attack and bring down civilian aircraft. She also captures the revolutionary high-altitude fighter-bomber Aurora One.

Summoned to strike back are Major Paul Gordon Pruitt (Bruce Payne) and Major Andy Aldrich (John Stockwell), who soar into action in Aurora Two. Forced down by Zaborszin, the pair are caught and tortured by her private army of sinister Slavs, but Pruitt escapes.

Eventually, things lead both Francesca and Pruitt to take to the skies in separate Auroras. She penetrates D.C. airspace to make a bombing run at the White House, but Pruitt's afterburners cause Francesca's jet to barrel roll and explode, killing Francesca.


Commentators have noted that since the making of the movie, reality has imitated fiction, in that the September 11 attacks involved the crashing of planes into strategic buildings.


  • Bruce Payne as Gordon Pruett
  • Natalya Andreychenko as Francesca Zaborszin
  • Lance Henriksen as William Stenghel
  • Corbin Bernsen as Flight Engineer Murphy
  • Curt Lowens as Dr. Zaborszin
  • John Stockwell as Andy Aldrich
  • Michael Champion as Johann Wells
  • Dennis Christopher as Victor Varenkov
  • Corinne Bohrer as Sharon Pruett
  • References

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