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The Tuskegee Airmen (1995)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | History | War  -  26 August 1995 (USA)
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The true story of how a group of African American pilots overcame racist opposition to become one of the finest US fighter groups in World War II

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Walter Peoples
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Leroy Cappy
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Lt. Glenn (as Courtney Vance)
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Benjamin O. Davis
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Major Joy (as Chris McDonald)
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Col. Rogers
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Senator Conyers
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Billy Roberts
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Lewis Johns
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Young Hannibal
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Tail Gunner
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Left Waist Gunner
Jack Dwyer ...
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James Field ...
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During the Second World War, a special project is begun by the US Army Air Corps to integrate African American pilots into the Fighter Pilot Program. Known as the "Tuskegee Airman" for the name of the airbase at which they were trained, these men were forced to constantly endure harassement, prejudice, and much behind the scenes politics until at last they were able to prove themselves in combat. Written by Anthony Hughes <husnock31@hotmail.com>

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They Were Our Country's Best Defense ... And Its Greatest Glory. See more »

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Drama | History | War

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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements and brief strong war violence | See all certifications »

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26 August 1995 (USA)  »

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A 99-es alakulat  »

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Trivia

Most of the characters were fictitious composites of real pilots. However, Benjamin "B.O." Davis was very much a real person and was depicted accurately. See more »

Goofs

The 99th flew obsolete P-39 Airacobras during their deployment to Africa, not P-51 Mustangs. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Young Hannibal: [chasing after biplane] Hey! Hey! Hey! Wait for me!
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Connections

Featured in 48th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Straighten Up and Fly Right
Written by Nat 'King' Cole and Irving Mills
Used by permission of EMI Mills Music, Inc. (ASCAP)
Master used by permission of EMI Music Publishing
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Powerful Historical drama about the first squadron of negro air pilots during WW2.
21 February 2000 | by (Tulsa, Oklahoma) – See all my reviews

Tuskegee Airmen is a timeless movie. Lawrence Fishburn plays the role of grudging hero to its maximum potential. The bad guys are racist and ignorant, but they are consistently confronted with the truth of their stupidity. This movie tells the tale, without an overtly biased point of view. There are certainly black men who failed to qualify as pilots during WW2, just as there were white. The racial struggle is brought to light without alienating anyone. The acting is extraordinary, the air fight scenes are power packed and the story is life itself. You must see this film.


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