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A Masterpiece Theatre Presentation
Piece of Cake follows the adventures, heartaches and rites of passage of the fighter pilots of RAF Hornet Squadron during World War II.
Piece of Cake marks the coming of age of young men prepared to die for their country. Whatever their own personal qualities, there are heroes in abundance and a rich cross-section of characters from the pilots-to the back-up team at base. The other heroes are the planes themselves. Under ex-Red Arrows aerobatics team leader Ray Hanna (Flyboys), this series features some of the most exciting aerial photography and special effects ever seen.
The Spitfire was the most beautiful plane ever flown, and we get good long looks at the real thing.
Life and death, love and war, sorrow and joys are told through the stories of the men (boys in many cases) of this squadron - individually and collectively.
With that being said, this is an excellent film with fine, understated acting, great writing, and good action sequences.
boring...a disappointment...don't waste your time or money. I love BBC shows and his one did not deliverPublished 2 months ago by Dave Freels
The book is one of my ten favorites of all time. Consequently I was prepared to be disappointed by the film. Much to my surprise, I thought the film was excellent.Published 2 months ago by John K. Weston
Poor quality DVD, looks like it was copied from a VHS Video....disappointing buy.Published 3 months ago by Mark L Cunningham
Great WWII aviation film. A real classic about the "Battle of Britain" air war of 1940.Published 4 months ago by Gary Sewall
Piece of Cake is an excellent look at an often overlooked period at the start of the WWII namely the Phoney War to the Battle of Britain.Published 5 months ago by Janet E Quistberg
Beautiful cinematography of classic Spitfires. Screenplay chronicles the drama and challenges of the RAF leading up to the Battle of Britain and gives one a real feel of the human... Read morePublished 5 months ago by DAN