PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Drama
A crew of African American pilots in the Tuskegee training program, having faced segregation while kept mostly on the ground during World War II, are called into duty under the guidance of Col. A.J. Bullard.
The bombers the Red Tails are escorting throughout the movie are most likely taking off from Foggia airbase in southern Italy that was captured by the the British Eighth Army in October 1943.
Declan 'Winky' Hall:
Experience is a cruel teacher, gives the exam first and then the lesson.
Throughout the movie, both fighter planes and bombers are seen bursting into flames and/or exploding mid-air after being hit by only one round. Shooting down a war plane was much more difficult, and they would regularly return to base riddled with bullet holes but intact. In particular the B17 Flying Fortress was an extremely durable plane, and even an Me262 jet fighter usually had to make several direct hits with their high calibre 30mm cannons to down one.
English, Italian, German
$18,782,154 22 January 2012
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