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Fortress (2012)

Video  -  Action | Drama | War  -  1 April 2012 (USA)
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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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Charlie
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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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$3,200,000 (estimated)
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Wilhelm Scream: When Tom is killed by flak. See more »

Goofs

After the bomb run and the plane starts the steep climb you can still see the bombs behind the co-pilot. You see them there again during the dive and once again after the pull up. See more »

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In the end credits, it says that "No B-17s were harmed in the making of this film". 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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