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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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Lt. Glenn (as Courtney Vance)
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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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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements and brief strong war violence | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The silver color of the PT-17 biplane trainer aircraft (properly known as the Kaydet but commonly called the Stearman) is correct for the time when the Tuskegee Airmen were training. The attractive blue and yellow paint scheme displayed on most Kaydets today is from before WWII. See more »

Goofs

When the lead characters first meet on the train, the conductor has just announced Chicago as the stop. Yet immediately preceding we see the train has a Tallahassee & Albany engine pulling into a small town. Once they get underway, we see a Chicago and Northwestern engine pulling the train which would be geographically correct. See more »

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[first lines]
Young Hannibal: [chasing after biplane] Hey! Hey! Hey! Wait for me!
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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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An Emotionally Charged Look at the African-American History
22 May 2000 | by (Arlington, Texas) – See all my reviews

This is a movie that should be viewed by all Americans interested in seeing a slice of Americana which has for so long been ignored. Most will identify with the raw emotion evoked by the plight of these brave and talented men. Black Americans will be moved to tears as we are reminded of what those trailblazers overcame so that future Black soldiers, airmen and every day citizens could take their rightful place in American society, proud of their past and heritage. We all owe a debt of gratitude to the Tuskegee Airmen. This movie makes it clear why.


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