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Red Tails (2012)

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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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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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20 January 2012 (USA)  »

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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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At the end of the briefing, all the officers stand up and salute the commander as he leaves. This is an incorrect depiction of two distinct US Army customs: 1) At the end of a meeting (or briefing) EVERYONE (inlcuding the commander) stands up and salutes, usually while saying the unit motto. 2) When the commander exits a meeting (or briefing, or the office at the end of the day) everyone in the room comes to attention, usually followed by the commander giving the command to, "Carry on." See more »

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A weaker version of the 1995 film Tuskegee Airmen
21 January 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

My biggest problem is that I saw the 1995 film Tuskegee Airman and loved it. I had to compare this current film to that and unfortunately found it extremely lacking.

I don't feel any connection to the characters in this film. Live or die, who knows or cares.

Contrasting that with the Tuskegee Airman, when people died in that film, you felt it. You cared about each single character and were emotionally invested with them.

So my saying, wait for DVD, and if you want a much better film, buy the Tuskegee Airman. You wont be disappointed.


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