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Story of the WWII crew of the B-17 \Flying fortress" Memphis Belle preparing for their 25th mission. Based on a true story.
Genre: Feature Film-Action/Adventure
Release Date: 8-FEB-2005
Media Type: DVD"""
If you've never seen an aviation movie before in your entire life, you'll be blissfully ignorant of the fact that Memphis Belle shamelessly (and yet gloriously) incorporates just about every cliché in the flight-movie handbook. If you're a big fan of aviation movies--especially movies about World War II bomber crews--you'll be glad that the genre's clichés have been handled with such professional flair. As it follows the crew of a B-17 bomber on its final and most dangerous mission over Germany, Memphis Belle may be little more than a slick and highly authentic presentation of familiar thrills and characters, but it's a rousing piece of entertainment. Featuring an ensemble cast of fresh faces who've since enjoyed thriving careers (including Billy Zane, Sean Astin, Eric Stoltz, D.B. Sweeney, and Harry Connick Jr.), the movie exists as a fitting tribute to the men who fought and often died in the air over hostile territory. It's the Hollywood version of a 1944 wartime documentary made by legendary director William Wyler (whose daughter served as one of this film's producers), and as such it's a bit contrived and melodramatic. And yet, this exciting movie is almost certain to grab and hold your attention, offering an honorable reminder of the bravery and integrity that were crucial ingredients of any bomber's crew. --Jeff Shannon
This was a movie my dad liked because he was a pilot and had been a Lieutenant Colonel in the Air Force. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Judi Cook
We recently toured, in Seattle, the B-17 used in the filming of Memphis Belle making the movie special to watch. Read morePublished 18 days ago by John Ferebee
If you grew up during World War II, as we did, you will love this film. Highly recommend.Published 20 days ago by Miss Pitty Pat
Great movie depicting WWll bomber crews and the hazards they faced.Published 27 days ago by Ronald D. Van Camp
purchased for my John Wayne lovin' friend, he also loves old war movies as long as they're not about Vietnam. Read morePublished 28 days ago by Tabi