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Angel of the Skies (2013)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 31 December 2013 (USA)
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War is declared and Britain must take action against Nazi Germany if Europe is going to be saved from its ruthless clutches. Determined to beat the enemy Flt. Office Earl Kirk, a young ... See full summary »

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Christopher-Lee dos Santos (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nicholas Van Der Bijl Nicholas Van Der Bijl ... Captain Earl Kirk
Andre Frauenstein Andre Frauenstein ... Lieutenant Raymond Hawkins
Brad Backhouse Brad Backhouse ... Flight Officer Ed O'Donnel
Ryan Dittmann Ryan Dittmann ... Flight Sgt. Don McEvoy
Jason Glanville Jason Glanville ... Flight Officer Harry 'Abe' Facey
Lillie Claire Lillie Claire ... Deborah Caldwell
Adam Boys Adam Boys ... Flight Sgt. Robbie Robertson
Nic Rasenti ... Duane K. Ash (as Nicolas Rasenti)
David James David James ... Stutze
Deborah Lettner ... Maria Muller
Andrew Worsdale Andrew Worsdale ... Commander Richard Caldwell
Grant Wilson Grant Wilson ... Flight engineer
Natalie Simmonds Natalie Simmonds ... Pretty Lassy
Gino Pisanti Gino Pisanti ... American Soldier
Thorsten Wedekind Thorsten Wedekind ... Kubelwagen SS German 1
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War is declared and Britain must take action against Nazi Germany if Europe is going to be saved from its ruthless clutches. Determined to beat the enemy Flt. Office Earl Kirk, a young South African pilot, volunteers his services to the Royal Air Force, sacrificing his family, his future and himself in the fight against evil. Whilst in combat, surrounded by bombers and under relentless attack, Kirk must make the decision that could change his and his crew's life forever. Plummeting through the air, they are forced to leave the safety of their aircraft and parachute directly into Nazi occupied land. Following a South African Pilot, Captain Earl Kirk, who volunteered to fight for the Royal Air Force during the height of Air Marshal Harris' bombing campaign over Nazi Germany, we are thrust into an action packed story of Kirk and his men's fight for survival when their bomber is shot down over Germany. Battling to get home to complete their mission and see their loved ones, this RAF crew ... Written by Anonymous

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Never before, was so much owed to so few, by so many.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller | War

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The RAF only used home-based Liberators as maritime patrol aircraft. They were employed as bombers in the Far East. See more »

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The pilots mention trying to make it to Falaise which is in France, nowhere near their location in Germany. Allied troops didn't make it onto German soil until 1945 in the month of March. See more »

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generally just bad
27 January 2014 | by mail-4017See all my reviews

The cinematography at times verged on acceptable but the acting never even approached this level, not even close. I found it hard to empathise with any of the characters because I couldn't suspend the belief in the acting. It's hard to know if the writer, director or actors are to blame as one of the constant annoyances was a guaranteed WWII cliché of dialogue every minute or so that simply grated.

The accents were simply laughable and removed any sense of authenticity. As some of the other reviews have noted, the background sound design is obviously looped and this gets boring quickly.

The CGI was also basic, which in some cases can be charming, in this case however it just looked cheap.

I didn't finish watching this movie, I wouldn't recommend you start.


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Country:

South Africa

Language:

German | English

Release Date:

31 December 2013 (USA) See more »

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Wings of Honour See more »

Filming Locations:

Johannesburg, South Africa See more »

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Budget:

$30,000 (estimated)
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Color (HD)

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2.35 : 1
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