Tuskegee Airmen

Tuskegee Airmen

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Director: Robert Markowitz

Cast: Laurence Fishburne, Allen Payne, Malcolm-Jamal Warner

     
 

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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 vintageSee more details below

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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.

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Product Details

Release Date:
01/17/2012
UPC:
0883929188154
Original Release:
1995
Rating:
PG13
Source:
Hbo Home Video
Region Code:
A
Sound:
[Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
1:46:00
Sales rank:
21,228

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Laurence Fishburne Hannibal Lee
Allen Payne Walter Peoples
Malcolm-Jamal Warner Leroy Cappy
Courtney B. Vance Lt. Glenn
Andre Braugher Benjamin O. Davis
Christopher McDonald Major Joy
Daniel Hugh Kelly Col. Rogers
John Lithgow Senator Conyers
Cuba Gooding Billy Roberts
Eddie Braun Tail Gunner
Vivica A. Fox Charlene
Bennet Guillory Hannibal's Father
David Harrod White Pilot #1
Brett Jones Right Waist Gunner
Johnny Judkins White Pilot #2
Tim Kelleher Lt. Wesley (B17)
Ed Lauter General Stevenson
Janet MacLachlan Hannibal's Mother
Willie Minor Black Prisoner
Perry Moore Reggie Newton
Rosemary Murphy Eleanor Roosevelt
Marco Perella Col. Sirca
William Earl Ray Tank
Ned Vaughn Capt. Butler (B-17)
Rick Snyder Chairman Cassidy

Technical Credits
Robert Markowitz Director
Carol Bahoric Co-producer
David Beatty Editor
Bill Carraro Producer
T.S. Cook Original Story
Trey Ellis Screenwriter
Lee Holdridge Score Composer
Ron Hutchinson Screenwriter
Ileane Meltzer Costumes/Costume Designer
Ron Orieux Cinematographer
Frank Price Executive Producer
Paris Qualles Screenwriter
Robi Reed-Humes Casting
Sue Savage Set Decoration/Design
Bruce A. Simon Asst. Director
Russell J. Smith Art Director
Christian Wagener Production Designer
Robert Williams Executive Producer,Original Story

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