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Speed & Angels

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Director Peyton Wilson entered the world of U.S. Navy fighter pilots, and thanks to unprecedented access granted by the Navy, Peyton captured and created the most intimate film ever made on fighter pilots. Epic High Definition aerial footage and stunning cockpit photography provide a dramatic backdrop for the larger story of fighting for your dreams. Inspired by the passion of two young Navy officers she encountered, Peyton followed Jay and Meagan as they chased their childhood dream of becoming naval aviators flying the F-14 Tomcat. Their two and a half year journey takes them through dogfights in the Nevada desert, night landings on aircraft carriers off the Atlantic coast, and eventually to the biggest challenge young officers face: wartime deployment to Iraq. What begins as a story of realizing a childhood dream turns into a story of fighting for one's life and career as Jay and Meagan face the realities of war.

Starring:
Jay Consalvi, Meagan Varley
Runtime:
1 hour, 35 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Drama
Director Peyton Wilson
Starring Jay Consalvi, Meagan Varley
Studio Salient Media
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly Details
Format Amazon Video (streaming online video)

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By Robert Florsheim on August 19, 2008
Format: DVD
I saw this film in the theater last year and found it a fascinating look inside the world of ariel dogfighting. The cinematography and the flying scenes were fantastically shot and exhillerating to watch. But what made the film resonate with me (to the point where is still sticks in my head a year later) were the incredibly personal stories of the pilots in training.

It's also very timely, with our nation at war -- and I appreciated it being slanted neither jingoistic or politically anti-war. Make no mistake, this is a film about a dying art form and the people who (quite literally) are willing to die for it.

If you have an interest in flying, the military, or even just an exceptionally well made documentary, Speed & Angels is well worth a look.
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Format: DVD
I had the chance to see this film a few weeks ago, and it is by far the best documentary on Navy pilots ever put out there. Peyton Wilson is a very talented director who not only shoots fantastic arial scenes, but also achieves a closeness with her characters that is nothing short of amazing. A must see.
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Format: DVD
Speed and Angels is an amazing human interest story about the dedication and perseverance required to achieve your dreams. While the aerial and cockpit scenes are breathtaking, the real power behind this film is in the stories of Jay and Meagan and their unwillingness to settle for anything less than fulfilling their lifelong ambitions. You truly get to know these young pilots and will find yourself rooting for them to succeed. A really great documentary delivered with a personal, unbiased and honest touch.
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Format: Blu-ray
I saw a very early screening of this film over a year ago in San Francisco. The true-life story of these young fighter pilots is even more amazing and exciting because it unfolds in front of your eyes. This movie also has the best aerial footage of a dogfight that I have ever seen. At the screening the director said that the audio was mixed at George Lucas' Skywalker Sound...and it shows. The dogfight scenes sound incredible. I am sure that this will be my favorite Blu-ray DVD for a long time to come.
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Format: Blu-ray
I saw this film in the theater last year and found it a fascinating look inside the world of ariel dogfighting. The cinematography and the flying scenes were fantastically shot and exhillerating to watch. But what made the film resonate with me (to the point where is still sticks in my head a year later) were the incredibly personal stories of the pilots in training.

It's also very timely, with our nation at war -- and I appreciated it being slanted neither jingoistic or politically anti-war. Make no mistake, this is a film about a dying art form and the people who (quite literally) are willing to die for it.

If you have an interest in flying, the military, or even just an exceptionally well made documentary, Speed & Angels is well worth a look.

I would imagine on blu-ray, it would be the ideal way to screen it, short of an IMAX!
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Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
I don't know if I was lucky and I got a pre-release version of this DVD a couple of years ago, but is this such an amazing and inspirational movie. I love the subtitle "Some Dreams are Worth Fighting For." I have had junior high and high school students watch this movie to inspire them to have high goals for their life and to do everything they possibly can to achieve those goals.

This movie is also amazing in the way it is filmed. The in flight shots were done very nicely. The filters used in those scenes make them look beautiful. I've been waiting for this movie to be released on Blu-ray so that I can see this amazing movie in high definition. If you're like me and you're picky with movies you buy between Blu-ray and DVD, this is a movie you'll want on Blu-ray.
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By Tonet on August 28, 2016
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
A Righteous video about the Tomcat. An intimate over-the-shoulder documentary of two Naval Aviators who share their dreams, frustrations and pride. A hoo-yah video rush on carrier decks, in jet fighter cockpits, around ready rooms. Fallon dogfights, ground attacks, night traps. They're all here. Some people complained about the video quality. I never noticed anything around me after the jets started catapulting off the carrier. Duh.
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The movie is about the experience of 2 pilots going through F-14 rigorous trainings. It not only shows the glamorous side of pilots, but realistically reflects the emotional turmoils they go thru in the process before triumph. It's very motivating, and I've not seen other fighter pilot documentary as such. It makes u feel connected with the characters. I wish the movie was longer though.
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