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The Tuskegee Airmen

Laurence Fishburne  Actor Allen Payne  Actor Malcolm-Jamal Warner  Actor Courtney B. Vance  Actor Andre Braugher  Actor


MPAA Rating: PG13
Contains:Adult Situations

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The Tuskegee Airmen

UPC: 883929117536

Studio: HBO Home Video

MPAA Rating: PG13   Contains:[Adult Situations]

Summary: 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. ~ Rovi

Category: Drama

Awards: Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Pictur – null Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Pictur – Hollywood Foreign Press Association

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The Tuskegee Airmen

Format: DVD

Release Date: 01/19/2010

Audio: DD2 Dolby Digital Stereo

Runtime: 106 Minutes

Sides: 1

Number of Discs: 1

Language(s) English,Spanish,French

Subtitles: English,French,Spanish

Region: USA & territories, Canada

Chapters: 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]

Cast and Crew: Lee Holdridge  Composer (Music Score) 
Robert Markowitz  Director 
Frank Price  Executive Producer 
Bill Carraro  Producer 
Ron Hutchinson  Screenwriter 
Paris Qualles  Screenwriter 
Robert Williams  Executive Producer 
Trey Ellis  Screenwriter 
Laurence Fishburne  Actor 
Allen Payne  Actor 
Malcolm-Jamal Warner  Actor 
Courtney B. Vance  Actor 
Andre Braugher  Actor 
Christopher McDonald  Actor 
Daniel Hugh Kelly  Actor 
John Lithgow  Actor 
Cuba Gooding, Jr.  Actor 
Eddie Braun  Actor 
Vivica A. Fox  Actor 
Bennet Guillory  Actor 
David Harrod  Actor 
Brett Jones  Actor 
Johnny Judkins  Actor 
Tim Kelleher  Actor 
Ed Lauter  Actor 
Janet MacLachlan  Actor 
Willie Minor  Actor 
Perry Moore  Actor 
Rosemary Murphy  Actor 
Marco Perella  Actor 
William Earl Ray  Actor 
Ned Vaughn  Actor 
Rick Snyder  Actor 

Country: USA