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Les chevaliers du ciel (2005)

While in an international fair of exhibition of airplanes, a French Mirage 2000 of the last generation vanishes and pilots Antoine "Walk'n" Marchelli and Sebastian "Fahrenheit" Vallois are ... See full summary »

Director:

Gérard Pirès

Writers:

Gilles Malençon (adaptation), Gilles Malençon (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Benoît Magimel ... Capitaine Antoine "Walk'n" Marchelli
Clovis Cornillac ... Capitaine Sébastien "Fahrenheit" Vallois
Géraldine Pailhas ... Maelle Coste
Alice Taglioni ... Capitaine Estelle 'Pitbull' Kass
Philippe Torreton ... Bertrand
Rey Reyes Rey Reyes ... Capitaine Leslie 'Stardust' Hedget
Peter Hudson ... Général Buchanan
Jean-Baptiste Puech Jean-Baptiste Puech ... Ipod
Christophe Reymond Christophe Reymond ... Stan
Fiona Curzon Fiona Curzon ... Mrs Redgrave
Jean-Michel Tinivelli Jean-Michel Tinivelli ... Colonel Farje
Frédéric van den Driessche ... Général Hardouin
Eric Poulain Eric Poulain ... Capitaine Klébér
Pierre Poirot Pierre Poirot ... De Séze
Jean-Yves Chilot Jean-Yves Chilot ... Houdon
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While in an international fair of exhibition of airplanes, a French Mirage 2000 of the last generation vanishes and pilots Antoine "Walk'n" Marchelli and Sebastian "Fahrenheit" Vallois are assigned to locate the plane that is flying in a hiding position below a commercial airplane. The pilots order the Mirage to return to the base, but the Mirage attacks Fahrenheit instead, and Walk'n immediately shots the Mirage saving his partner. However, the evidences are forged by the leader of a force called "Special Missions" and Walk'n is falsely accused of not following the orders and discharged from the air force. Blacklisted in the commercial flight companies, Walk'n and Fahrenheit are pressed to join the Special Missions team, where they disclose betrayals in a net of espionage. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Taglines:

'Top Gun' for a new generation.

Genres:

Adventure | Action

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

France

Language:

French | English | Arabic

Release Date:

9 November 2005 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Sky Fighters See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

€20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,712,896 (France), 11 November 2005
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The acrobatic performance seen before Capitaine Marchelli's hearing is performed by the Indian Air Force acrobatic team "SURYA KIRAN". They emit Indian flag-coloured smoke during the performance. See more »

Goofs

The Royal Australian Air Force officer is introduced as General Hudson. The RAAF doesn't have army ranks. It has ranks like the British RAF so he should have been called Air Chief Marshall Hudson. Also his uniform was not one from the RAAF. See more »

Connections

Version of The Aeronauts (1967) See more »

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It is not the story-line, but rather the well integrated flying sequences that make this film special
15 September 2006 | by i-love-lamborghinis77See all my reviews

Admitedly this film is somewhat lacking in film techniques and complexity, but the reason for this is not that it is a bad film but rather a film with a different aim. With so many films coming out every year it is unavoidable that they be judged and compared, but this constant rating of films has created a certain stereotype of qualities which a film should have to be good. This kind of stereotyped rating, although often setting a good standard for comparison, works against films such as Sky Fighters. This is because in my opinion Sky Fighters has a different goal to most movies, rather than using the common methods to deliver a complex story line, Sky Fighters is a tribute to fighter pilots. It does an excellent job of portraying the complexity and importance of the role of a fighter pilot, as well as demonstrating the qualities a pilot must posses. Sky Fighters uses all real flying and aerobatics footage to achieve a very real demonstration, from the technical aspect, of what it means to be a fighter pilot. This film is very appropriate for anyone interested in fighters, aerobatics and the people behind them. I do not recommend it for audiences looking for a sophisticated or complex storyline.


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