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Red Tails

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Red Tails Overview

The story of the Tuskegee Airmen, the first African-American pilots to fly in a combat squadron during World War II.

Directed by: Anthony Hemingway

Who Stars in Red Tails

Bryan Cranston
Colonel William Mortamus

Bryan Cranston

David Oyelowo
Joe 'Lightning' Little

David Oyelowo

Cuba Gooding Jr.
Major Emanuelle Stance

Cuba Gooding Jr.

Terrence Howard
Col. A.J. Bullard

Terrence Howard

Andre Royo
Antwan 'Coffee' Coleman

Andre Royo


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Review for Red Tails

Author: Per Gunnar Jonsson

I have to say that I was a wee bit disappointed in this movie. I felt it was surprisingly mediocre and very “Hollywood”. The good parts are the flight scenes and the special effects. They are enjoyable to watch and reasonably well done. However, that is pretty much what makes up this movie in terms of enjoyment. I would say that a lot of it is not very realistic. The German anti-aircraft guns seems to be next to useless most of the time for instance. Also, there is the scene where a single P51, armed with nothing but machine guns, takes out an armed German warship in two quick runs. That felt quite unrealistic. A lot of the film also felt too much like some Hollywood drama. Some of the pilots behave like morons and in real life they would have been shot down rather quickly. The alcohol problems and the romance seems to have been thrown in just to appeal to the American soap-opera viewers. The entire movie is very shallow and if it was not for the budget and special effects it could very well have been a TV-movie. Most of this movie I was yawning in my seat and waking up only when the flight action started so that I could watch the special effects.

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Release Date

Original Language

2 hr 05 mins

$ 58,000,000.00 (Estimated)

$ 50,365,377.00 (USA)

($ 7,634,623.00) (Estimated in USA)


Drama Action Adventure History War

world war ii fighter pilot u.s. air force fighter airplane tuskegee airmen 1940s african american history

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