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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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Michael
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Archie
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Burt
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Philly
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Charlie
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Base Commander
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Caparelli
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Oliver (as Antonio Elias)
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Al
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Tom
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Pops
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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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Action | Drama | War

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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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Wilhelm Scream: When Tom is killed by flak. See more »

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Several characters- including the new waist gunners- though they are members of the Army Air Force, wear Army Infantry (light blue piping) caps. Army Air Force enlisted men/ NCOs wore caps with distinctive royal blue and orange piping. 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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Way better than Pearl Harbor
14 November 2011 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Hi everybody:

Here's what I thought. Movies about this subject especially American films tend to go way over the top if you know what I mean. Too much sis boom bah let's go win the war all by our selves sort of thing. This wasn't like that at all and I liked that very much. The music was not good. Too bad. I liked the fact that they were in North Africa, probably Tunisia. That was nice for a change. I thought the CGI looked very good especially the German 109s. The camouflage, markings and dimensions were right on. They looked like BF 109 G10s from JG 52. So many war films don't give two cents about what enemy aircraft look like but in this film they did. I know all of this because I've been researching WWII aeroplanes for about thirty years.

Pearl Harbor was made to make big bucks and is one of the worse WWII movies ever. This little film was better.


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