The Tuskegee Airmen

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Overview

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 ...
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Overview

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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Special Features

Closed Caption; ; Cast & Crew Bios
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/9/2010
  • UPC: 883929117536
  • Original Release: 1995
  • Rating:

  • Source: Hbo Home Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Subtitled / Dubbed
  • Time: 1:46:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 8,419

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Laurence Fishburne Hannibal Lee
Allen Payne Walter Peoples
Malcolm-Jamal Warner Leroy Cappy
Courtney Vance Lt. Glenn
Andre Braugher Benjamin O. Davis
Christopher McDonald Major Joy
Daniel Hugh Kelly Col. Rogers
John Lithgow Senator Conyers
Cuba Gooding Jr. 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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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Tuskegee Airmen
1. Main Title/ Going To Tuskegee [8:37]
2. Basic Training [14:06]
3. "Let's Go Up" [2:06]
4. "Are You Going To Make It?" [5:50]
5. Making the Grade [4:05]
6. Evaluation [4:56]
7. "They Killed Him!" [3:19]
8. Redemption [5:06]
9. Mrs. Roosevelt [4:28]
10. "Welcome to the War, Gentlemen" [9:52]
11. Trouble [10:03]
12. Combat [15:43]
13. Hero Takes a Fall [8:37]
14. Deserving of Honor [4:06]
15. Epilogue [5:05]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Tuskegee Airmen
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   Chapters
   Cast/Crew
      Laurence Fishburne (Hannibal Lee)
      Allen Payne (Walter Peoples)
      Malcolm-Jamal Warner (Leroy Cappy)
      Courtney B. Vance (Lt. Jeffrey Glenn)
      Andre Braugher (Lt. Colonel Benjamin O. Davis)
      Christopher McDonald (Major Sherman Joy)
      John Lithgow (Senator Conyers)
      Cuba Gooding, Jr. (Billy Roberts)
      Director: Robert Markowitz
   Languages
      English Dolby Surround
      Spanish Mono
      French Stereo
   Subtitles
      English
      French
      Spanish
      Subtitles: Off
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Great Movie

    This is an excellent inspirational movie with a great cast. It an excellent addition to the African American video library. There were great performances by Allan Payne, Cuba Gooding, Jr and Lawrence Fishburne.

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