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Shadow in the Cloud (2020)

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A female WWII pilot traveling with top secret documents on a B-17 Flying Fortress encounters an evil presence on board the flight.

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Roseanne Liang
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Complete credited cast:
Chloë Grace Moretz ... Maude Garrett
Nick Robinson ... Stu Beckell
Beulah Koale ... Anton Williams
Taylor John Smith ... Walter Quaid
Callan Mulvey ... John Reeves
Benedict Wall ... Tommy Dorn
Byron Coll Byron Coll ... Terrence Taggart
Joe Witkowski Joe Witkowski ... Bradley Finch
Liam Legge Liam Legge ... Baby
Asher Bridle Asher Bridle ... Baby
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Storyline

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?

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Every mission has its demons.

Genres:

Action | Horror | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language throughout, sexual references and violence | See all certifications »

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Trivia

One of the flight crew members tells Maude that there "ain't no women in the Air Corps", to which she replies "Sure, there are. I'm Women's Auxiliary Force, RAF. We were trained soldiers." This is highly inaccurate in that the Women's Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF) was not RAF proper. WAAF members were civilians, not military personnel like the regular Royal Air Force. Also, the term "Air Corps" was not used by the UK, New Zealand or Australia. "Air Corps" was a term used by the United States for the first incarnation of the U.S. Air Force during the First World War (not during WWII, in which the film is set). See more »

Goofs

The B-17 depicted is a G model, which did not operate in the Pacific Theater. See more »

Quotes

Tommy Dorn: Hey there, Garrett. Mm. Now, the way I hear it,99% of WAFs is lesbian and 1% is whores. Now, you find that to be true to fact? And if so, which one are you?
Maude Garrett: It's a great question, Private Dorn. We're 100% soldiers.
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Sporting Chase
Written by Lee Jacobs
Library: Soho Production Music
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Super bad
3 January 2021 | by lizshotterSee all my reviews

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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Country:

New Zealand | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 January 2021 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Auckland, New Zealand See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$40,000, 3 January 2021

Gross USA:

$40,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$796,926
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2.39:1
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