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Fortress (2012)

R | | Action, Drama, War | Video 1 April 2012
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A replacement co-pilot joins a B-17 bomber crew in North Africa. He soon finds himself at odds with the remainder of the crew and has to regain their trust and support.

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Mike Phillips

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Adam Klein
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bug Hall ... Michael
Donnie Jeffcoat ... Wally
Sean McGowan ... Archie
Chris Owen ... Burt
Edward Finlay ... Philly
Manu Intiraymi ... Charlie
John Laughlin ... Base Commander
Howard Gibson ... Caparelli
Joe Williamson ... Eddie (as Joseph Williamson)
Tony Elias ... Oliver (as Antonio Elias)
Tim Hade ... Al
Jeremy Ray Valdez ... Tom
Jamie Martz ... Pops
Mark Doerr ... Briefing Officer
Matt Biedel ... Monroe
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Storyline

Based on actual events. When the commander of the crew of a B17 Flying Fortress bomber is killed in action in a raid over Sicily in 1943, his replacement, a young naive pilot struggles to be accepted by the plane's already tight-knit Irish American crew. Written by Anonymous

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Battles Were Fought on the Ground. The War Was Won in the Sky

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Action | Drama | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some bloody war violence and pervasive language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 April 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fortress See more »

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Budget:

$3,200,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Wilhelm Scream: When Tom is killed by flak. See more »

Goofs

Numerous times throughout the film, characters are shown wearing flight jackets in what has been explained as sweltering desert heat. See more »

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During the end credits comes "Oh and Jason Mc Kinley rocks!!!" See more »

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Well worth a watch
1 February 2012 | by markleachsa-1See all my reviews

After a string of stinkers out of Hollywood lately, I wasn't expecting much from this film, with its cast of little known actors. And at first I thought it was living up to my expectations, with a few glitches here and there dragging my attention out of the story. But it kept pulling me back and I found at the end that I was thoroughly absorbed. It hammers a few points perhaps over-strongly, where subtlety might have been more elegant, but it had an honesty that overlaid that.

It isn't gung-ho like a 60's war movie, and it isn't ultra-realistic like a modern battle film, it's somewhere in between and has a charm and compulsion of its own that made me very pleased to have watched it.

Forgive it its few faults and it will reward you with a good watch!


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