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Tuskegee Airmen, The (BD)
This true story of the black flyers who broke the color barrier in the U.S. Air Force during World War II is a well-intentioned film highlighted by an excellent cast. Proud, solemn, Iowa-born Laurence Fishburne and city-kid hipster Cuba Gooding Jr. are among the hopefuls who meet en route to Tuskegee Air Force Base, where they are among the recruits for an "experimental" program to "prove" the abilities of the black man in the U.S. armed services. Fighting prejudice from racist officers and government officials and held to a consistently higher level of performance than their white counterparts, these men prove themselves in training and in combat, many of them dying for their country in the process. Andre Braugher costars as a West Point graduate who takes charge of the unit in Africa and in Italy (where it's christened the 332nd). The film is rousing, if slow starting and episodic, but it's periodically grounded by a host of war movie clichés, notably the calculated demise of practically every trainee introduced in the opening scenes (ironic given the 332nd's real-life combat record--high casualties for the enemy, low casualties among themselves, and no losses among the bombers they escorted). Ultimately the Emmy-nominated performances by moral backbone Fishburne and the dedicated Braugher and the energy and cocky confidence of Gooding give their battles both on and off the battlefield the sweet taste of victory. --Sean Axmaker --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This was an eyeopener for me! The story was well told and very interesting to know what happened to these brave men.Published 4 months ago by Mozart
We purchased this DVD to add to our collection having seen it a couple of times on tv. Based on a true story during World War II it is one of those stories that doesn't capture as... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Movie Nut
It was a well done movie without, I think, the hollywood embellishments.Published 13 months ago by Paul S. Levin
I've watched this movie over and over, it's amazing what the Negros had to go through to serve their country. They were so misunderstood. But they eventually showed them all.Published 17 months ago by BC_Dude
What a Great Movie! Well done and worth the purchase to have in your movie library. It is one of those movies you can watch over and over. Just love it.Published 19 months ago by JR
Excellent movie about men whose contributions in World War 2 and history were not openly publicized.
Definitely a good watch ! Read more
Awesome movie, our daughter and 12 year old grandson watched it with us and it provided a great opportunity to talk about discrimination, acceptance and heroes.Published 24 months ago by Pauline Reynolds