On a stormy night during World War II, a female pilot with top secret cargo talks her way on board a bomber plane about to take-off. The crass all-male crew reluctantly agrees, but their suspicions about her identity and the mysterious cargo quickly grow. Just then a shadow appears in the clouds - was it the incoming Japanese fleet? Or caused by some other sinister stowaway?
Whilst it may be claimed to be incorrect that the female aviator is a Captain in the US Army Air Corps, female pilots were used to ferry finished planes from the assembling factories to the air bases from which they would fly operationally. In Britain female pilots would single-handedly deliver Lancaster bombers to the RAF Air Bases, sometimes flying two or three a day totally alone and eating their meals as they flew. It's not an unusual or inaccurate concept to have an American pilot doing the same, even if her credentials are inaccurate. See more »
The B-17's ball turret couldn't be entered from inside the aircraft when it was on the ground, as it required the ball turret guns to be pointed downward for the hatch to be opened and there wasn't enough clearance between the aircraft and the ground to do so. See more »
Written by Lee Jacobs
Library: Soho Production Music See more »
I read the synopsis before I realized Grace morritze is in it and I thought the premise sounded dreadful. After watching the trailer I thought I didn't have anything to lose by watching it. Turns out i lost brain cells, as it's laughably bad, so much so I had to watch it to the end, as I was incredulous and curious about wether it would improve, but it just got more odd.
I think it's meant to be 80's B movie bad, hence the heavy synth music and poor effects. I really hope that's the case as it just got weirder by the minute. Everything was poor; the script, the heavy handed misogyny, the acting (at one point Chloe reprimanded her colleagues for their remarks and she sounds like a teacher telling kids off, rather than an authoritive soldier), the effects (apart from the dog fights, they were cool), the storyline was terrible, just awful.
I really hope I missed something and this was supposed to be a homage to old camp ott 80's horror, because if not I'm concerned about everyone's career in this. I'm sure there was a message about the indomitable spirit of womanhood, "girls can do stuff now" and the lengths we will go to protect our own, despite the blatant sexism and misogyny we experience and the odds being stacked against us, but if so it was jammed right in our faces and we were bludgeoned with it.
It could also be viewed as a comedy as there are so many "oh, come on!" moments, my eyes rolled so hard they nearly popped out of my head. If you watch this do not take it seriously,, and you might just make it.
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