The Tuskegee Airmen

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The Tuskegee Airmen ★★★ 1995 (PG-13)

Cable drama based on the formation and WWII achievements of the U.S. Army Air Corps' first squadron of black combat fighter pilots, the “Fighting 99th” of the 332nd Fighter Group. They were nicknamed after the segregated military outpost where they trained in Tuskegee, Alabama and distinguished themselves in combat, never losing a single bomber, and receiving more than 800 medals. Cast all do a fine job in what turns out to essentially be a standard action/war movie. Based on a story by former Tuskegee airman, Robert W. Williams. 107m/C VHS, DVD . Laurence Fishburne, Cuba Gooding Jr., Allen Payne, Malcolm Jamal Warner, Courtney B. Vance, Andre Braugher, John Lithgow, Rosemary Murphy, Christopher McDonald, Vivica A. Fox, Daniel Hugh-Kelly, David Harrod, Eddie Braun, Bennet Guillory; D: Robert Markowitz; W: Paris Qualles, Ron Hutchinson, Trey Ellis; C: Ronald Orieux; M: Lee Holdridge. CABLE