The Tuskegee Airmen PG-13

The right spirit. The right attitude. The wrong color.
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: PG-13
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 46 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: March 9, 2010
  • Originally Released: 1996
  • Label: HBO Home Video
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: Cast & Crew Bios
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English, French, Spanish
    • Subtitles - English, French, Spanish

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Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 8


User Ratings: 4,802
Rating: 3/4 -- A superbly crafted production featuring outstanding aerial sequences. Full Review
TV Guide
Aug 25, 2008
Rating: 3/5 -- True story of African-Americans in WWII has mature themes. Full Review
Common Sense Media
May 5, 2014
Rating: 2/5 -- Too self-important, too cliched, and too dismissive of the talent at its disposal.
Flipside Movie Emporium
Aug 29, 2005
The script has a weak structure and the characters are fairly superficial, but the film is still moving as all get out.
Aug 25, 2008
The script's familiar, since air combat isn't a new genre by a long shot, but the additional mission of the men proving themselves gives telepic its extra dimension. Full Review
Aug 25, 2008
This cliche-bound script is an equal-missed-opportunity employer. Full Review
New York Times
Dec 8, 2017

Product Description:

An action-filled dramatization of the true story of the Tuskegee Airmen, the first squadron of black American pilots to defend their country in World War II. Overcoming nearly insurmountable racial obstacles, the men of the "Fighting 99th" distinguished themselves and their race.

Plot Synopsis:

The true story of the African-American 332nd Fighter Group, and the obstacles they faced in their efforts to fly during WWII.
When the black cadets arrive at Alabama's Tuskegee Army Air Field, they are full of determination and eagerness. But thanks to a bigoted white instructor, the soldiers' time there proves to be a firm testing ground of their skills, determination, and emotions, and a number of them are unable to complete the training. After the ones who do succeed become officers, they are hit with their next obstacle: a racist senator who has no faith in the soldiers. But thanks in part to Eleanor Roosevelt, the men are sent to North Africa to serve in the war. Upon their arrival, the black officers find their flying duties to be quite limited, especially when compared to their white counterparts. That changes when three of the Black fliers prove their abilities by saving two white fighter pilots -- who later specifically request that the 332nd fly with them on an important mission. The 332nd finally achieves equality, and they go on to make their country -- and their race -- very proud.


Production Notes:

  • Produced by Price Entertainment Prods.
  • Producer Frank Price first became interested in the story of the Tuskegee airmen in 1984, when he was head of Universal Pictures. He spent ten years working to bring this story about a squadron of black fighter pilots to the screen. The film cost about $8.5 million to produce.
  • Copyright 1995 Home Box Office.
  • The father of writer Paris Qualles was one of the pilots in the "Fighting 99th."
  • Shot on location in Fort Chaffee, Alabama; Fort Smith, Arkansas; Davis Air Field, Muskogee, Oklahoma; and Los Angeles, California.
  • Originally broadcast on HBO, Saturday, Aug. 26, 8pm (ET).
  • This telefilm had a budget of $8.5 million.
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  • Sales Rank: 8,167
  • UPC: 883929117536
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