• Flyboys (2006)


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: Historical drama , Action , War

Production Co: Electric Entertainment, Ingenious Film Partners

Distributors: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

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

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

  • 50
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Shot like a Disney period piece (prettily, with spiffy props, shiny vintage vehicles, and costumes just back from the cleaners), Flyboys introduces its squadron the old-fashioned way: with character-establishing setups. 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

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