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Red Tails (2012)

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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.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Colonel A.J. Bullard
... Major Emanuelle Stance
... Marty 'Easy' Julian
... Joe 'Lightning' Little
... Ray 'Junior' Gannon (as Tristan Wilds)
... Andrew 'Smokey' Salem
... Samuel 'Joker' George
... David 'Deke' Watkins
... Declan 'Winky' Hall
... Maurice Wilson
... Leon 'Neon' Edwards
... Antwan 'Coffee' Coleman
... Sticks (as Cliff Smith)
... Colonel William Mortamus
... Colonel Jack Tomlinson
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Storyline

Italy, 1944. As the war takes its toll on Allied forces in Europe, a squadron of black pilots known as the Tuskegee Airmen are finally given the chance to prove themselves in the sky - even as they battle discrimination on the ground. It's a tribute to the unsung heroes who rose above extraordinary challenges and ultimately soared into history. Written by 20th Century Fox

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Rated PG-13 for some sequences of war violence | See all certifications »

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20 January 2012 (USA)  »

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Escuadrón Rojo  »

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Budget:

$58,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,782,154, 22 January 2012, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$49,876,377

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$50,365,498
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Cuba Gooding Jr. is not new to the subject of the film. He has previously been in The Tuskegee Airmen (1995). See more »

Goofs

The P-51s used in the film were -D variants, as they have the distinctive bubble canopy. However, in reality the Tuskegee Airmen used P-51 C variants, which did not have the bubble canopy. See more »

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Joe 'Lightning' Little: [after successfully shooting down Pretty Boy in a dogfight] That's the end of Pretty Boy!
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A weaker version of the 1995 film Tuskegee Airmen
21 January 2012 | by See all my reviews

My biggest problem is that I saw the 1995 film Tuskegee Airman and loved it. I had to compare this current film to that and unfortunately found it extremely lacking.

I don't feel any connection to the characters in this film. Live or die, who knows or cares.

Contrasting that with the Tuskegee Airman, when people died in that film, you felt it. You cared about each single character and were emotionally invested with them.

So my saying, wait for DVD, and if you want a much better film, buy the Tuskegee Airman. You wont be disappointed.


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