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Secrets in the Sky: The Untold Story of Skunk Works (2019)

The history of Skunk Works, the top-secret division of Lockheed that specialised in extreme, highly classified military aircraft design. Skunk Works produced such revolutionary planes as the U-2, SR-71 Blackbird and FB-117 Nighthawk.


Rory Karpf


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Credited cast:
George Bush ... Self (archive footage)
Buz Carpenter Buz Carpenter ... Self
Amelia Earhart ... Self (archive footage)
Dwight D. Eisenhower ... Self (archive footage)
Howard Hughes ... Self (archive footage)
Annie Jacobsen Annie Jacobsen ... Self
Clarence Johnson Clarence Johnson ... Self (archive footage)
Pete Law Pete Law ... Self
Allan Lockheed Jr. Allan Lockheed Jr. ... Self
Robert McNamara ... Self (archive footage)
Tom Morgenfeld Tom Morgenfeld ... Self
Sherman Mullin Sherman Mullin ... Self
David Petraeus ... Self
Gary Powers Jr. Gary Powers Jr. ... Self
Francis Gary Powers Francis Gary Powers ... Self (archive footage)


In 1943, in a circus tent in Burbank, CA, a bunch of revolutionary thinkers first gathered together in secrecy to build America's first jet fighter. They were rule benders, chance takers, corner cutters-people who believed that nothing was impossible. In the decades that followed, this secret club would create some of the most iconic flying machines in history: the U-2 spy plane, the SR-71 Blackbird, the F-117 stealth bomber - each of them so unfamiliar, so far ahead of their time, that they were often mistaken for something otherworldly. Secrets in the Sky: The Untold Story of Skunk Works pulls back the veil of secrecy on Lockheed Martin's enigmatic Skunk Works program. It features never-before-seen material: rare photos, films locked away for decades, and entries from the private journals and logbooks of Skunk Works' founder and aerospace legend, Kelly Johnson. With narration by Dennis Quaid, in Kelly Johnson's own words, the film plunges deep into a world shrouded in secrecy - ...

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Showing the engineer working on blueprints in 1950s, there is a 50 star American flag on the desk, instead of the 48 star flag of the time. See more »

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Not bad.
10 June 2019 | by rdoubleocSee all my reviews

Not bad. I already knew a lot of this, but there was some little details and other things that I didn't know.

Wish they would do documentaries on newer declassified stuff.

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