Memphis Belle [DVD] [1990]

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Overall Customer Rating:
91% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (10 out of 11)

Special Features


  • 6 Theatrical trailers

Synopsis


Memphis Belle
Unabashedly sentimental, this war film was produced by David Putnam in partnership with Catherine Wyler, whose father William Wyler directed an acclaimed documentary about the real-life events depicted in the film. The ensemble cast is composed of ten young actors portraying the crew of the World War II B-17 bomber "Memphis Belle," anticipating their 25th and last mission before they will be able to go home. Having won fame with their exemplary war record and amazing lack of casualties, they expect their final assignment to be a cakewalk, but instead they are ordered to bomb Bremen, a heavily defended German city that will mean almost certain loss of life. Led by their experienced captain, Dennis Dearborn (Matthew Modine), the crew shoulders its responsibility despite mounting fears, while their commanding officer (David Strathairn) and a public relations specialist (John Lithgow) wait anxiously for their return. Aboard the bomber, there's friction between Dearborn and his disgruntled co-pilot Luke Sinclair (Tate Donovan), and between medical officer Val Kozlowski (Billy Zane) and the rest of the crew when it's learned that Val lied about his qualifications. Despite impressive technical credits and a popular Generation-X cast, Memphis Belle (1990) was a box-office disappointment, its enthusiastic patriotism considered a throwback to a bygone era of filmmaking. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Matthew Modine
    Matthew Modine - Dennis Dearborn
  • Eric Stoltz
    Eric Stoltz - Danny Daly
  • Tate Donovan
    Tate Donovan - Luke Sinclair
  • D.B. Sweeney
    D.B. Sweeney - Phil Rosenthal
  • Billy Zane
    Billy Zane - Val Kozlowski



Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars with 11 reviews

91%of customers would recommend this to a friend

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One of my all time favorites

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    FirefighterJ
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    This is one of my favorite movies growing up. I've always loved World War II films and B-17s. I had to get it since my original VHS looked very grainy on the HDTV. Price was great I got practical for free after my $5 rewards and free shipping. My son loved it too, along with "Red Tails."

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Salute to All WWll Aircrews

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    olds442
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    Special insight of the courage of ordinary aircrews at war from above. A distinctive chronicle about daylight raid events action into the heart of Germany.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Memphis Belle

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    Doug
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    I am a fan of WW2 movies. This one is no exception. I have watched this movie several times and always enjoy it. I like the air scenes and the story lines between the main characters. Took a while for the blu ray to come out but I think it was worth the wait!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great movie

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    Spider
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    Good quality movie. Quick shipping. Love this movie!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not so good

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    Carlos
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    I thought this was going to be a good movie great assembled cast in early roles but very slow

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    OUTSTANDING MOVIE!

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    jbenedict2
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    I loved this movie when it came out and bought the DVD when it came out as well. Glad that it is on Blu-ray format and I will share this with my son.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great story about WWII

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    mw390
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    These guys literally had the right stuff. They weren't flying 30000 feet dropping bombs and then going back to base for martinis at the officers lounge. These design planes literally defines shooting fish in a barrel. They were slow (compared to today), lumbering, and there was a lot of glass windows where the men were vulnerable to being killed. A great story of the bravery of the generation of men who actually did save the world.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    blu ray makes it better

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    chelleq
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    Finally Favorite war movie made better by blu ray.

    I would recommend this to a friend


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