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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.

Director:

Anthony Hemingway

Writers:

John Ridley (story), John Ridley (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Terrence Howard ... Colonel A.J. Bullard
Cuba Gooding Jr. ... Major Emanuelle Stance
Nate Parker ... Marty 'Easy' Julian
David Oyelowo ... Joe 'Lightning' Little
Tristan Mack Wilds ... Ray 'Junior' Gannon (as Tristan Wilds)
Ne-Yo ... Andrew 'Smokey' Salem
Elijah Kelley ... Samuel 'Joker' George
Marcus T. Paulk ... David 'Deke' Watkins
Leslie Odom Jr. ... Declan 'Winky' Hall
Michael B. Jordan ... Maurice Wilson
Kevin Phillips ... Leon 'Neon' Edwards
Andre Royo ... Antwan 'Coffee' Coleman
Method Man ... Sticks (as Cliff Smith)
Bryan Cranston ... Colonel William Mortamus
Lee Tergesen ... 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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Courage has no color See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian | German

Release Date:

20 January 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Escuadrón Rojo See more »

Filming Locations:

Croatia See more »

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Box Office

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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Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

George Lucas began pre-production on the film in 1988. Thomas Carter was his first choice to direct. See more »

Goofs

The Red Tails are shown to transition directly from the P-40 to the P-51D in the movie. In reality they first transitioned to the P-39, then the P-47, the P-51B/C, and lastly the P-51D. See more »

Quotes

Declan 'Winky' Hall: Experience is a cruel teacher, gives the exam first and then the lesson.
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Connections

Featured in Maltin on Movies: Men in Black 3 (2012) See more »

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Written by Ma Rainey
Performed by Ne-Yo
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Anthony Hemingway should be embarrassed
24 January 2012 | by PatrickgremSee all my reviews

The Script was awful (probably handwritten and about a page and a half of college rule paper) the acting was the worst, the love story was lame. Just an all-around BAD movie.

You think before it was released someone would have reviewed the movie and say " Man, thats an awful movie... Might need to rethink this one."

I am mad because this movie had so much potential and I in my opinion it fell flat on its face. It looked cheap and poorly done from the beginning. Should have left this one to a directer that knows what they are doing. This movie made Fly Boys look like it should have won Best Picture.


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