The Flyboys (2008)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Adventure  |  15 August 2008 (USA)
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Two boys from a small town find their courage tested when they accidentally stow away aboard an airplane owned by the mob.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
J. Todd Adams ...
Lenny Drake
Dallen Gettling ...
Ed Thomas
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Frank D'Amico ...
Harrison Young ...
Grandpa Thomas
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Two kids from a small town accidentally stow away aboard an airplane owned by the mob. Written by DCP

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For the first time in their lives, they're trying to get grounded.


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Sky Kids  »

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Released in early 2009 on DVD as 'Sky Kids' in Europe. Despite being a US film, the release on DVD there is scheduled for summer 2010. See more »


When Kyle and Jason are playing in the "dungeon" with Angelo and all three are on the sofa with Kyle on top of Angleo as Angelo's bodyguard comes into the room, you can see Kyle's blue underwear (at 56:03 and 56:08 to 56:10 in 99 minute version). Later, when Lenny pulls Kyle out of the trunk (boot) of the car at the airport, he has white underwear (at 01:12:48 to 01:12:50). See more »


Angelo Esposito: [Angelo, Jason and Kyle fighting on the bean bag, Manny walks up] Yelling
Angelo Esposito: [Clears throat] You need some help here Boss?
Angelo Esposito: Maybe... Stick around.
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Dear Hollywood: Get a Clue!
7 April 2008 | by (New Jersey) – See all my reviews

"What's wrong with Hollywood?" you say? Well, for one, there's no one there who recognized the genius in this film, released as "The Flyboys," rather than "Sky Kids," the original title. And let me clear the air right away by letting you know that I am in no way involved with this film and I don't know anyone who was. I just saw it at the Garden State Film Festival, where it won the top prize, as I believe it has at every other festival where it appeared. As someone else mentioned, the audience was cheering and applauding throughout the movie. How often does that happen when you go to a movie down at the Cineplex? The filmmakers did a beautiful job of capturing the excitement of the adventure while still maintaining the humanity and innocence of the two boys, played perfectly by Jesse James and Reilly McClendon. Yes, there's a hint of sappiness here and there, especially at the ending, but WHAT'S WRONG WITH THAT? And while there may be a few elements too rough for the youngest viewers, this is still a great film for the whole family. I only wish that Hollywood would wake up to the fact that people really enjoy this type of movie. Until they do, I guess we'll just have to settle for "Snakes on A Plane 2."

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