During World War II, the Civil Aeronautics Authority selects 13 black cadets to become part of an experimental program at the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama. The program aims at training "colored personnel" to become fighter pilots for the Army. However, discrimination, lack of institutional support and the racist belief that these men lacked the intelligence and aptitude for the job dog their every step. Despite this, the Tuskegee Airmen, as they become known, more than prove their worth.
Release Date: January 20, 2012
Runtime: 2 hr 5 min
Director: Anthony Hemingway
Producer: George Lucas, Charles Floyd Johnson, Rick McCallum
Cast: Cuba Gooding Jr., Lee Tergesen, Marcus Paulk, Bryan Cranston, Andre Royo, Terrence Howard, Leslie Odom Jr., Nate Parker, David Oyelowo, Michael B. Jordan, Elijah Kelley, Kevin Phillips, Ne-Yo , Tristan Wilds, Daniela Ruah(less)
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I wasn't very impressed with this show. Don't get me wrong, I loved the story, and think these men represented our county well and they deserve to have their story told. But it wasn't as compelling as I imagined it would be. It just didn't grab me like I expected from war movie. I recommend watching it with low expectations.April 5th, 2013 · Details2 Thanks ·
Great movie, fun for the family, good history lesson, cool flying scenes.January 23rd, 2012 · Details
Not great but typical for George Lucas these days. Also there is an awesome refernce to star wars if you can catch it. Its worth renting but not buying.July 12th, 2012 · Details
If you are looking for a good comedy, this may fill the bill! In my humble opinion, this film should be up for the Razzy Awards of 2012. I would suggest that if you are renting this movie to watch, you may just have a lot of fun if you watch it from a humor point of view, versus viewing it as a serious flick! From that perspective, the ending may just be positively brilliant!September 14th, 2012 · Details
I wanted to like this, it was visually very well done, the story was interesting, but there was just something missing. The acting was not top notched, the line delivery felt forced, but I can usually watch through these problems, especially when I know the actors are not well known. To me it was almost like they remade a documentary and threw in a few lead characters to make it more interesting, and it just didnt work. I am usually an advocate for good character development, but in this case, I felt like they could have benefited more if it was just a documentary with anonymous players.April 19th, 2013 · Details