Black Eagle (West Germany)
Im Auftrag des schwarzen Adlers (Germany)
Laigle noir (France)
Lordre de lAigle Noir (France)
Orgismenos aetos (Greece)
Os seis Mercenarios (Brazil) DirectorLeonard Worth Keeter III (born 1956) Release dateDecember 1987 (Shelby, North Carolina)
The order of the black eagle 1987
Order of the Black Eagle (aka Black Eagle) is an American pseudo-parody action B movie released in December 1987. The film is a sequel to Unmasking the Idol, a 1986 film by the same director (Keeter), story-writer (Eaton), and screenplay writer (Behrens). Leonard Worth Keeter III directed it in Shelby, North Carolina, at Earl Owensby Studios, and the surrounding area. Betty J. Stephens, John Alan Stephens, PhD, and Robert P. Eaton co-produced the film. Eaton — whose only marriage from 1965 to 1969 was the sixth of seven marriages for Lana Turner — was president of Polo Players, the firm that partnered with Earl Owensby Studios to launch the two-film project.
Duncan Jax, played by Ian Hunter, must stop neo-Nazis from destroying communication satellites and awakening Hitler from a cryogenic sleep. Jax assembles a band of the dirtiest fighters in the world to do it.
Interpol Spy Agency
Ian Hunter (born approx 1949) † … Duncan Jax, secret agent
Charles King "Chuck" Bibby (born 1930) … Star, head of spy agency
Jill Donnellan (born 1956) … Tiffany Youngblood, undercover agent, and Jax assistant
Bill Gribble (né William A. Gribble; born 1941) … cowboy
Dean Whitworth … Bolt
Terry James Loughlin (born 1944) … S.D.
Typhoon … "Boon," the Baboon, Duncan's pet & loyal sidekick
Flo Hyman (1954–1986) … Spike, knife-wielding mercenary — Hyman was a Silver Medalist on the 1984 U.S. Women's Olympic Volley Team; ergo the character name. She died before the film was completed.
Neo-Nazi group, "Order of the Black Eagle"
William T. Hicks (born 1941) … millionaire Baron Ernst von Tepisch, leader of a neo-Nazi group
Wolfgang Linkman (né Lewis S. Flinkman; born 1957) … Colonel Wilhelm Stryker, Nazi security chief
Rest of cast
Gene Scherer (aka Eugene Genaidy Scherer, né Geniady Bieguioff; born 1937) … Dr. Kurtz
Stefan Krayk (1914–1999) … Dr. George Brinkmann, Jr., laser scientist
Tony Ellwood … Hitler (cameo appearance)
Maxann Crotts (née Vickie Maxann Crotts; born 1954; currently known as Maxann Crotts-Harvey) … woman on bus
Bob Durrett (né Robert W. Durrett, Jr.; born 1949) … Swiss guard
Stephen T. Ware (born 1948) … bodyguard
† Ian Hunter, who had been living in Santa Barbara, is a native of Winston-Salem. He had attended the Governor's School of North Carolina, the North Carolina School of the Arts, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Executive Producer — Betty J. Stephens (born 1932)
Executive Producer — John Alan Stephens, PhD (1910–1996) ‡ — Joi Stephens- (born 1963) (Betty's daughter), copyright holder
Producer — Betty J. Stephens (born 1932)
Producer — Robert P. Eaton (born 1931)
Associate Producer — Matthew Ernest Mallinson (born 1952)
Production Manager — Thom McIntyre
Original Story — Robert P. Eaton (born 1931)
Screenplay — Phil Behrens
‡ John Alan Stephens is the husband of Betty J. Stephens. In 1987, they lived in Santa Barbara. John A. Stephens founded Excel-Mineral Company in 1949 in California. He had acquired vast deposits of opal sedimentary clay that not only absorbed its weight in liquid, but also absorbed odors. Eventually, in the 1950s, Stephens launched "Jonny Cat" litter.
Editor — Matthew Ernest Mallinson (born 1952)
Assistant Editor — Lewis Andrew Schoenbrun (born 1958)
Music — Dee Barton, original score composer and conductor