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.
20th Century Fox
High-Octane Action and Daring Dogfights!
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Did You Know?
When the Tuskegee Airmen perform their first mission in P-51 Mustangs, several of the planes are heard starting with the trademark inertia starter squeal of a radial piston engine. However, the P-51 always used a water cooled V12 engine (both early Allison and later Rolls) which have a conventional starter and turn over with a noise similar to any modern piston aircraft engine. See more
Colonel A.J. Bullard
We have a right to fight for our country. The same as every other American.
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It's Been a Long, Long Time
Written by Sammy Cahn
and Jule Styne
Performed by Harry James and His Orchestra
(as Harry James & His Orchestra)
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing See more
20 January 2012 (USA)
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Opening Weekend USA: $18,782,154,
22 January 2012
Gross USA: $49,876,377
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $50,365,498
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Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
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