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The Tuskegee Airmen (1995)

TV Movie  |  PG-13  |   |  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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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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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

The barracks used in the movie are located in Fort Chaffee, right outside of Fort Smith, Arkansas. These same barracks were used in the filming of Biloxi Blues (1988) with Matthew Broderick. See more »

Goofs

The Gun Camera film of them strafing the German Destroyer while at anchor is actually a Japanese Destroyer from Rabaul in the Pacific. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Young Hannibal: [chasing after biplane] Hey! Hey! Hey! Wait for me!
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Featured in The 48th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (1996) See more »

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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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A long, hard trip from Alabama to Hitler's Germany.
1 January 2001 | by (Muskogee OK) – See all my reviews

This movie gives a good look at the first all black squadron of fighter pilots trained in Tuskegee, Alabama. The trials and tribulations of the "Fighting 99th" as they join the 332nd Fighter Group. They gained respect and much deserved recognition by escorting bombers over Germany. The Tuskegee Airmen received over 800 medals for their collective war efforts and never lost a single bomber under their protection. A standard, but memorable WWII flick with its share of 'dog-fights'.

The hard working cast includes: Laurence Fishburne, Cuba Gooding Jr., John Lithgow, Christopher McDonald and Malcolm-Jamal Warner.

NOTE: parts of the movie were filmed in Muskogee, Oklahoma at Davis Field. Local EMTs and firefighters were used as extras.


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