The action takes place in the movie “The Gauntlet”, where Clint Eastwood is the main character. It plays the role of a cop which is assigned to escort a prostitute into custody from Las Vegas to Phoenix , so that she can testify in a mob trial. A lot of people are betting that they won’t succeed and others use all their resources in order to achieve their goal. This is how the motorcycle vs helicopter scene ends up being created. Here it is.