• Flyboys (2006)

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Release Date: September 22nd, 2006

DVD Release Date: January 30th, 2007

PG-13 |2 hr 19 min

Plot Summary

Before the United States enters World War I, some American youths volunteer for the French military. Subsequently, they become the first U.S. fighter pilots and form a squadron known as the Lafayette Escadrille, whose exploits and heroism become the stuff of legend.

Cast: James Franco, Martin Henderson, Jean Reno, Tyler Labine, Philip Winchester, Abdul Salis, Jennifer Decker, David Ellison

Director: Tony Bill

Genres: Action, War, Historical drama

Production Co: Electric Entertainment, Ingenious Film Partners

Distributors: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Keywords: France, Cheeky, Transformation, Growing up, Inspiring, Sacrifice, Friendship

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 63
    Maitland McDonaghTV Guide Magazine

    While the aerial dogfights are handsome and apparently historically accurate, right down to the tracer bullets that leave graceful, crisscrossing trails in the clouds, they have a video-game feel. show more

  • 60
    Sheri LindenThe Hollywood Reporter

    A decidedly old-fashioned war film that reaches for epic sweep but is often bogged down in cliched drama and two-dimensional characters. show more

  • 63
    Ty BurrBoston Globe

    The movie's straightforward and ingratiating, and as pretty-boy history lessons go, it's a lot less obnoxious than "Pearl Harbor." show more

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