Buzz Rickson is a dare-devil World War II bomber pilot with a death wish. Failing at everything not involving flying, Rickson lives for the most dangerous missions. His crew lives with this...
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Buzz Rickson is a dare-devil World War II bomber pilot with a death wish. Failing at everything not involving flying, Rickson lives for the most dangerous missions. His crew lives with this aspect of his personality only because they know he always brings them back alive. Written by
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This film used three B-17's in the production of this film. Over fifty years after this film was made, there are only twelve B-17's in the world that are airworthy. There are thirty-three additional B-17's that are either on display in museums, restored and in storage or are being restored. See more »
Although the airmen are wearing the 8th Air Force patch at the top of the left sleeves of their uniform coats, none wear the required basic Army Air Forces patch on their upper right sleeve. See more »
Buzz Rickson (Steve McQueen) is a B17 command pilot that has become so enamored with his role in the war he cannot fathom life now that it's conclusion is inevitable. As a B17 pilot, he has status, power, and excitement. What will civilian life hold that can possibly compare?
Buzz's co-pilot (Robert Wagner)is the exact opposite; a man hoping to simply survive the war and resume his life. Originally awed by the demeanor and flying skills of Buzz, the aircraft commander, he comes to realize that Buzz, the man, is a pathetic loser who has no place in civilian life.
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