The dramatized World War II adventures of U.S. Major Gregory "Pappy" Boyington and his U.S. Marine Attack Squadron 214, (The Black Sheep Squadron).
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1978   1977   1976  
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Robert Conrad ...  Maj. Greg 'Pappy' Boyington 36 episodes, 1976-1978
Simon Oakland ...  Brig. Gen. Thomas Moore 36 episodes, 1976-1978
Dana Elcar ...  Col. Thomas A. Lard 36 episodes, 1976-1978
Dirk Blocker ...  1st Lt. Jerome 'Jerry' Bragg 36 episodes, 1976-1978
W.K. Stratton W.K. Stratton ...  2nd Lt. Lawrence 'Larry' Casey / ... 36 episodes, 1976-1978
Jeff MacKay ...  1st Lt. Donald French 36 episodes, 1976-1978
Larry Manetti ...  Lt. Bob Boyle 34 episodes, 1976-1978
Robert Ginty ...  1st Lt. Thomas Joseph 'T.J.' Wiley 29 episodes, 1976-1978
John Larroquette ...  2nd Lt. Robert 'Bob' Anderson 29 episodes, 1976-1978
James Whitmore Jr. James Whitmore Jr. ...  Capt. James 'Jim' Gutterman 23 episodes, 1976-1977
Joey Aresco ...  Sgt. John David 'Hutch' Hutchinson 20 episodes, 1976-1977
Red West ...  Sgt. Micklin / ... 19 episodes, 1977-1978
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Major Gregory "Pappy" Boyington is the squadron leader of a group of fighter pilots stationed on an island in the Pacific during World War II. "Pappy" often needs to intercede in altercations at the base, but everyone seems to pull together when they are assigned missions in the air. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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Action | Adventure | Drama | War

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Some scenes show the pilots holding the triggers for extended periods of time. Standard practice was to fire in three to five second bursts, because the Corsair only carried enough ammunition for just under thirty continuous seconds of firing. There were four hundred rounds per gun in the inner two guns and three hundred seventy-five rounds for the outer gun. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the episodes a newsreel would be shown usually as a way to introduce the subject of that episode's story. The copyright date on the newsreel was MCMXXXIX (1939), which would have been at least two years before the U.S. entered the war. See more »

Quotes

Major Greg 'Pappy' Boyington: Around here, we brush our teeth with Scotch.
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Connections

Followed by Black Sheep Squadron: Flying Misfits (1976) See more »

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The best war planes of the best squad
28 December 2014 | by unixfreaxjpSee all my reviews

The "Whistling Death" F4U Corsair planes are the actual stars of this movie, the best combat planes ever with killing ratio 11:1 in their short times during 1943-1945. And VMF-214 Black Sheep Squadron is just the legend Ace Squadron with high killing ratio (average 5+) during the pacific war with Pappy Boyington as great fighter and leader. I watched this series when I was a kid, and always in my memory ever since. I even collect the F4U Corsair model planes afterward. I am still trying to watch the FIRST episode the "Flying Misfits" a.k.a episode zero, so if anyone know how to get it kindly advice. This is a good series of the pacific war, yes it dramatized and fictionalized events, but it is very nice to see many REAL Corsairs in formation! Great respect to Pappy Boyington and VMF-214 for your great dedication, you folks did a great job!


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

21 September 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Black Sheep Squadron See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(37 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color | Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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