Memphis Belle
  • Memphis Belle
  • Memphis Belle

Memphis Belle

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Director: Michael Caton-Jones

Cast: Matthew Modine, Eric Stoltz, Tate Donovan

     
 

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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… See more details below

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/08/2009
UPC:
0883929084753
Original Release:
1990
Rating:
PG13
Source:
Warner Home Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame, Wide Screen]
Time:
1:47:00
Sales rank:
4,157

Special Features

6 Theatrical trailers

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Matthew Modine Dennis Dearborn
Eric Stoltz Danny Daly
Tate Donovan Luke Sinclair
D.B. Sweeney Phil Rosenthal
David Strathairn Commanding Officer
Billy Zane Val Kozlowski
Sean Astin Richard "Rascal" Moore
John Lithgow Col. Bruce Derringer
Harry Connick Clay Busby
Courtney Gains Eugene McVey
Neil Giuntoli Jack Bocci
Mac McDonald Les
Jodie Wilson Singer
Reed Edward Diamond Virgil
Jane Horrocks Faith
Keith Edwards '5-2'
Steven Mackintosh Stan, the Rookie
Greg Charles Adjutant
Bradley Lavelle Sergeant
Ben Browder Rookie Captain
Mitch Webb Group Navigator
Paul Birchard Lieutenant
Bill Cullum Farmer
Eric Loren Cook
Cathy Murphy Jitterbugger
Steve Elm Footballer
Jason Salkey Footballer
Martin McDougal Footballer
Morag Siller Jitterbugger

Technical Credits
Michael Caton-Jones Director,Screenwriter
Jim Clark Editor
Tommie Connor Songwriter
Richard Conway Special Effects
Stuart Craig Production Designer
David John & the Mood Sound/Sound Designer
Norman Dorme Art Director
George Fenton Score Composer
Roger Freeman Consultant/advisor
Tommy Garcia Consultant/advisor
Ian Giladjian Set Decoration/Design
Joan Hills Makeup
John King Art Director
Monte Merrick Screenwriter
Bruce Orriss Consultant/advisor
David Puttnam Co-producer
Eric Rattray Producer
Jane Robinson Costumes/Costume Designer
David Toguri Choreography
Alan Tomkins Art Director
David Watkin Cinematographer
Catherine Wyler Co-producer

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Memphis Belle
1. Credits [1:33]
2. Something...Here [1:55]
3. Colonel's Orders [2:20]
4. The Last Plane [1:28]
5. Photo Session [2:42]
6. Becker's Stuff [2:09]
7. The Dance [3:45]
8. Belle Outside/in [2:47]
9. The New Crew [1:56]
10. A Toast [2:33]
11. A.M.: Phil/Val. [4:25]
12. The Briefing [1:40]
13. Flight Prep. [3:33]
14. Delay [4:53]
15. Into the skies [5:04]
16. Positions Manned [6:06]
17. After the War [3:26]
18. Enemy Encounter [4:12]
19. Recalling a Face [2:20]
20. Good-Luck Pieces [1:44]
21. Letters from Home [3:11]
22. Under Fire [3:07]
23. Flak Attack [3:34]
24. First Bomb Run [3:52]
25. Unexpected Hit [3:31]
26. Second Bomb Run [3:28]
27. Ball Turret Hit [1:10]
28. Danny Injured [1:41]
29. Engine Fire! [2:52]
30. Life in Balance [3:03]
31. Poet Acknowledged [2:00]
32. Landing Approach [4:03]
33. Terra Firma; Coda [4:25]
34. Cast/End Credits [6:23]

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