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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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2 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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Ray 'Junior' Gannon (as Tristan Wilds)
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Leon 'Neon' Edwards
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Antwan 'Coffee' Coleman
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Sticks (as Cliff Smith)
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Colonel Jack Tomlinson
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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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Eskadra 'Czerwone Ogony'  »

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Budget:

$58,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$18,782,154 (USA) (22 January 2012)

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$49,876,377 (USA)
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A prequel and a sequel are planned. George Lucas wants Lee Daniels and Spike Lee to direct them, respectively. See more »

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SPOILER:The Me p-262s did not attack "head on" as depicted. In the head-on attack, the closing speed of about 320 m per second (350 yd) was too high for accurate shooting. Even from astern, the closing speed was too great to use the short-ranged 30 mm cannon to maximum effect. See more »

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Joe 'Lightning' Little: [after successfully shooting down Pretty Boy in a dogfight] That's the end of Pretty Boy!
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Referenced in Tosh.0: Bad Breakdancer (2012) See more »

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They're Red Hot
Written by Robert Johnson (as Robert Leroy Johnson)
Performed by Ne-Yo
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Not even worth a rental
23 January 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a very unfortunate attempt to tell an important story and is a disservice to the men who lived these historic events. The character development is non-existent and portrays these men in a stereotypical light. The portrayal of the German pilots creates a comic book atmosphere, you can almost see the dialog bubble above their heads saying "Curses! Foiled again!" as they sneer at their adversaries. The flight sequences remind me of those from 1940s and 1950s films where the "planes" are plastic models on cables with the cameras panning the model to depict motion. The only flight sequences which are realistic are the landing and take-off scenes. I am extremely disappointed in this film and expected much more from Lucas.


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