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Fortress (2012)

R | | Action, Drama, War | Video 1 April 2012
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Based on actual events. When the commander of the crew of a B17 Flying Fortress bomber is killed in action in a raid over Sicily in 1943, his replacement, a young naive pilot struggles to ... See full summary »

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Burt
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Charlie
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Caparelli
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Monroe
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Based on actual events. When the commander of the crew of a B17 Flying Fortress bomber is killed in action in a raid over Sicily in 1943, his replacement, a young naive pilot struggles to be accepted by the plane's already tight-knit Irish American crew. Written by Anonymous

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Battles Were Fought on the Ground. The War Was Won in the Sky

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Rated R for some bloody war violence and pervasive language | See all certifications »

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1 April 2012 (USA)  »

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B 17 La Forteresse Volante  »

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$3,200,000 (estimated)
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Yellow and black checkerboards on the tails. See more »

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WW2 aviation gasoline was loaded with Tetra Ethyl Lead, which is poisonous. Anybody who drank that stuff for very long would be showing signs of lead poisoning pretty quickly. See more »

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Close to the final of the end credits appears "Like anyone actually reads this or cares since we've seen fortress on torrent sites and we're not even finished with it yet. Come on guys if your gonna pirate it let us at least finish it first... jeeze". See more »

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Damn good!
20 December 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you like flying movies or World War II movies, I don't think you can go wrong with Fortress.

The movie is about the crew of a B-17 Flying Fortress flying out of North Africa during World War II, during a time of very high casualties. It centered on the crew of one plane, as they fought and as many of them died.

It was generally quite good. On the up side, they had a credible, real story and a pretty good set of actors. The special effects were generally pretty good. They didn't make any historical errors I spotted either.

It wasn't perfect. Some parts were predictable and there were lapses in special effects. But it was good and I definitely enjoyed it. Give it a try and I think you'll enjoy it too.


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