PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Drama
The adventures of the Lafayette Escadrille, young Americans who volunteered for the French military before the U.S. entered World War I, and became the country's first fighter pilots.
As no studios would back the film, a group of filmmakers and investors including producer 'Dean Devlin (I)' and (according to press-releases) "ace pilot" David Ellison, son of Oracle Corp. founder Larry Ellison, spent more than $60 million of their own money to make and market this film.
By the start of 1916, World War I had wreaked havoc across Europe. Over nine million people would eventually die.
Title Card: Although the airplane had only recently been invented, it was quickly adapted into a war machine.
Title Card: The young men who flew them became ...
Aircraft engines of this era leaked oil and the real reason for the scarf was to wipe the oil off the flyer's goggles, not to protect the neck when turning the head as said in the movie. When the pilots returned to base after a mission their faces in the areas not covered by the goggles should of been covered by oil and dirt.
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