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Red Tails (2012)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Adventure, Drama  |  20 January 2012 (USA)
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A crew of African American pilots in the Tuskegee training program, having faced segregation while kept mostly on the ground during World War II, are called into duty under the guidance of Col. A.J. Bullard.

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Leon 'Neon' Edwards
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Italy, 1944. As the war takes its toll on Allied forces in Europe, a squadron of black pilots known as the Tuskegee Airmen are finally given the chance to prove themselves in the sky - even as they battle discrimination on the ground. It's a tribute to the unsung heroes who rose above extraordinary challenges and ultimately soared into history. Written by 20th Century Fox

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Rated PG-13 for some sequences of war violence | See all certifications »

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$58,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$18,782,154 (USA) (20 January 2012)

Gross:

$49,875,589 (USA) (1 June 2012)
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George Lucas studied World War II films such as Flying Leathernecks (1951) to prepare for the film. See more »

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National insignia on the P-40s in the initial strafing sequence changes from early war (white star on blue circle) to late war (white bars added to sides of blue circle) as the planes land. See more »

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Joe 'Lightning' Little: Nothing's difficult. Everything's a challenge. Through adversity to the stars. From the last plane to the last bullet to the last minute to the last man - we fight. WE fight! We FIGHT!
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Anthony Hemingway should be embarrassed
24 January 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Script was awful (probably handwritten and about a page and a half of college rule paper) the acting was the worst, the love story was lame. Just an all-around BAD movie.

You think before it was released someone would have reviewed the movie and say " Man, thats an awful movie... Might need to rethink this one."

I am mad because this movie had so much potential and I in my opinion it fell flat on its face. It looked cheap and poorly done from the beginning. Should have left this one to a directer that knows what they are doing. This movie made Fly Boys look like it should have won Best Picture.


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