"Red Tails" (2012 movie) is a high-flying action epic inspired by the heroic exploits of the first all African American aerial combat unit to serve in World War II.

Anthony Hemingway ("The Wire") directs this gripping World War II actioner which features a powerful ensemble cast including Oscar winner Cuba Gooding Jr. and Oscar nominee Terrence Howard.

As America waged war on fascism overseas, African Americans took up the fight, battling not only our enemies abroad but also a culture of prejudice reflected in the laws and attitudes of the time, a culture that extended into the ranks of the military itself.

Against this backdrop, many young black men heeded the call to serve their country and ultimately become the true American heroes known as the Tuskegee Airmen.

Inspired by the perseverance and courage of the Tuskegee Airmen, "Red Tails" begins its story with World War II in full swing. As the war continues to take its toll on Allied forces in Europe, the Pentagon brass, desperate to protect their dwindling numbers of bombers, look to an option previously considered unthinkable. At long last they give The Tuskegee Airmen the chance to prove themselves in battle and forever put to rest the misplaced belief that blacks lacked the courage, discipline and intelligence to be fighter pilots.

Against all the odds, with something to prove and everything to lose, these intrepid young airmen take to the skies in awe inspiring displays of bravery and heroism to fight for their country and with it, the fate of the free world.

The "Red Tails" cast includes Cuba Gooding Jr., Terrence Howard, Nate Parker, David Oyelowo, Ne-Yo and Elijah Kelley. The movie is produced by Lucasfilm Ltd. and executive produced by George Lucas. The film is directed by Anthony Hemingway from a screenplay by John Ridley and Aaron McGruder. Producers are Rick McCallum and Charles Floyd Johnson.


Genre: Action
Release Date: January 20, 2012
Distributor: Twentieth Century Fox
Production Companies:
Lucasfilm Ltd.
Partnership Pictures

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