The Tuskegee Airmen [DigiBook] [Blu-ray] [1995]

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (13 out of 13)

    Synopsis


    The Tuskegee Airmen
    Based on a true story, The Tuskegee Airmen chronicles the experiences of the first African-American fighter pilots in the U.S. Army Air Corps. Using Hannibal Lee (Laurence Fishburne) as a focal point, the movie follows the airmen from their initial training at Tuskegee, Alabama, through their combat assignments during World War II. Featuring fascinating vintage military planes and exciting air-combat footage, the film also depicts the racism encountered by the pilots. In one example, the airmen are forced to give their seats on a crowded train to German prisoners of war. Even after the airmen complete their training, the military brass is reluctant to trust them in battle. But First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt publicizes their plight by going to Tuskegee and having one of the African-American pilots take her for a plane ride, and shortly thereafter the airmen are assigned a combat role. Eventually they join with other African-American pilots in the 332nd Fighter Group where their skill in protecting bombers from enemy fighters finally earns them the respect they deserve. The screen story was co-authored by Robert Williams, one of the pilots trained at Tuskegee. ~ Ivana Redwine, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Laurence Fishburne
      Laurence Fishburne - Hannibal Lee
    • Allen Payne
      Allen Payne - Walter Peoples
    • Malcolm-Jamal Warner
      Malcolm-Jamal Warner - Leroy Cappy
    • Courtney B. Vance
      Courtney B. Vance - Lt. Glenn
    • Andre Braugher
      Andre Braugher - Benjamin O. Davis



    Customer rating

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great Pilot Movie

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      Veedog
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      Although it is very stagey and theatrical, and more than a little over-the-top in places, this is a first-rate movie drama with a great cast, a generally strong script, and passable period detail. What's missing are the aerial battles, which the budget didn't allow. It makes a good counterpoint to the feature film "Red Tails" (which has the battles) and the documentary "Double Victory." Definitely worth a watch.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      good film to tell about the 332nd fighter squadron

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      BHSteacher
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      The story of the Tuskegee Airmen gets lost in most US History textbooks. This film "The Tuskegee Airmen" does a wonderful job at telling their story. I have used parts of the video (and now I have the dvd) in my classroom over the years. I would also recommend "Red Tails" as it is also on the Tuskegee Airmen.

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    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Good Movie

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      Teacher86
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      As a history teacher, I like to show "hollywood" accounts of history in conjunction with the documentaries. Fictionalized versions versus nonfiction. It is also a good movie to show during Black History month.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Should be shown in schools.

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      Iraqibob

      The film is a dramatization about the hardships, and ultimately, the sacrifices and achievements of the Tuskegee Airmen. I recommend this film for all viewers.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A must see

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      Loly1
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      This is a excellent movie to watch. Lawrence fishburne was so great to watch. Now I'm a even bigger fan of his.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Good movie

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      jesusmrscl

      I love this movie, I had to get after watching Red Tails. I like this movie better. I it several years ago and always wanted to own it.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent

      Posted
      Walt
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      This is a very enjoyable movie. Do not miss this historical account ot these pilots.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Good War Movie

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      Sbbluewater
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      Nice transfer and good story. Good action and just about the right amount of time.

      I would recommend this to a friend


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