A crew of African American pilots in the Tuskegee training program, having faced segregation while kept mostly on the ground during World War II, are called into duty under the guidance of Col. A.J. Bullard.
Cuba Gooding Jr.,
Taking place towards the end of WWII, 500 American Soldiers have been entrapped in a camp for 3 years. Beginning to give up hope they will ever be rescued, a group of Rangers goes on a dangerous mission to try and save them.
Two wacky drug smugglers impersonate pilots to receive a deal at an airport but are stalked by two bumbling security guards. Awarded Audience Choice and 2nd Place Best Film at the 48 Hour Film Project Detroit.
Before the United States enters World War I, some American youths volunteer for the French military. Subsequently, they become the first U.S. fighter pilots and form a squadron known as the Lafayette Escadrille, whose exploits and heroism become the stuff of legend. This fictional version follows a laconic Texas rancher, an eager Nebraska kid, a Black boxer already in France, and a New York swell, as they arrive green for training, get their baptism by fire when German planes ambush them on their first mission, and graduate to heroics. Rawlings, the Texan, falls in love with a young woman he meets at a brothel.Written by
The personal insignia of Reed Cassidy is an eagle's head surrounded by the words "Je Vois Tout" meaning "I see all". See more »
The anti aircraft artillery shown in use by the Germans was not of any type used by any side in the First World War, nor was anti aircraft fire nearly as effective or accurate as shown. Were any of the portrayed shell bursts as close as they appeared in the film, they would have instantly destroyed the aircraft with the combination of the explosive power, fire, and shrapnel. See more »
By the start of 1916, World War I had wreaked havoc across Europe. Over nine million people would eventually die.
Although the airplane had only recently been invented, it was quickly adapted into a war machine.
The young men who flew them became the first fighter pilots and a new kind of hero was born.
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A thought for Hollywood about World War 1 and 2 movies MAKE MORE OF THEM
I think overall the PUBLIC knows more and is more sophisticated than producers and some directors. I think is is an OK movie. What we lack is people willing to make and finance a great war movie. I am sure given a bigger budget the director could have done better, but all in all this is not a bad movie. If there is any criticism it is not for the movie, however it would have been better to cut the wing and not the arm in the story, but that's drama. My only real criticism is for people who made movies like Pearl Harbor, and Alexander who have an agenda of putting their lifestyle into the characters so we end up with a effeminate Alexander eying what looks like Howard Stern in drag or a couple of Jet setters out of the bar circuit in Hollywood acting like they are 1955 teenagers in a 1943 war movie as in Pearl Harbor with a leading lady who is right off the real TV date shows, juggling 2 Bo's. Films like those make it difficult to make films like FLYBOYS and I think the film and people who made it should be congratulated, they did it without big producers, most of whom think that NORMAL people are like the people in SIDEWAYS, and while they see fault in the audience, they see none in themselves. We NEED MORE MOVIES LIKE THIS, AND THEY WILL MAKE A TON OF MONEY. Just like the Longest Day, Apocoplyse Now, Mash, Saving Private Ryan. So it is a good movie and hats off to the parents of the Greatest Generation and to the Flyboys of WW1. Thanks.
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