The Tuskegee Airmen Poster

Release Date: January 19th, 2003

DVD Release Date: January 23rd, 2001

PG-13|1 hr 46 min

Plot Summary
A semi-fictionalized account of the Tuskegee Airmen, the first all-African-American Air Force squadron during World War II, the film centers on ambitious young pilot Hannibal Lee (Laurence Fishburne). Despite initial reticence by higher ranking white officers, Lee, along with Walter Peoples (Allen Payne), Leroy Cappy (Malcolm-Jamal Warner), and others, are deployed into combat. As the successful missions mount, the Tuskegee Airmen develop a reputation as an able, fearsome group of pilots.

Cast: Laurence Fishburne, Allen Payne, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Courtney B. Vance, Andre Braugher, Christopher McDonald, John Lithgow, Cuba Gooding Jr.

Director: Robert Markowitz

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Price Entertainment, HBO Pictures

Keywords: Underdog, Inspiring, Engaging, 1940s, Quest, Rise


Nominated Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
Nominated Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
Nominated Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special
Nominated Outstanding Made-for-Television Movie
Nominated Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Screen Actors Guild Awards (1995)