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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

Writer:

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

Genres:

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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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Wilhelm Scream: When Tom is killed by flak. See more »

Goofs

Near the first of the film, pilots execute a turn and sway outwardly, as if forces would pull one from the seat in that direction. Turns in an aircraft are taught to use enough rudder to offset centrifugal force, hence a "coordinated turn" would merely push the pilots straight down in their seat, and they would not sway to the side. This can be maintained, even on instruments to: "center the ball" by using rudder to the side that the ball is out of the index, as if "pushing it there" by using the foot that is on the same side. See more »

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The last thing in the end credits is "why are you still here the Internet is waiting lots more neat stuff on that Internet" See more »

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Damn good!
20 December 2011 | by mike-ryan455See all my reviews

If you like flying movies or World War II movies, I don't think you can go wrong with Fortress.

The movie is about the crew of a B-17 Flying Fortress flying out of North Africa during World War II, during a time of very high casualties. It centered on the crew of one plane, as they fought and as many of them died.

It was generally quite good. On the up side, they had a credible, real story and a pretty good set of actors. The special effects were generally pretty good. They didn't make any historical errors I spotted either.

It wasn't perfect. Some parts were predictable and there were lapses in special effects. But it was good and I definitely enjoyed it. Give it a try and I think you'll enjoy it too.


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