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In 1914, "The Great War" --WWI--began in Europe. By 1917, the Allied powers of France, England, Italy and others were on the ropes against the German juggernaut. Some altruistic young Americans disagreed with the war. They volunteered to fight alongside their counterparts in France; some in the infa
In 1914, "The Great War" --WWI--began in Europe. By 1917, the Allied powers of France, England, Italy and others were on the ropes against the German juggernaut. Some altruistic young Americans disagreed with the war. They volunteered to fight alongside their counterparts in France; some in the infantry, some in the Ambulance Corps. A handful of others had a different idea: they decided to learn how to fly. The first of them--a squadron of only 38-- became known as the Lafayette Escadrille. This is their story. Forced to abandon his family's ranch, Blaine Rawlings finds his future in a newsreel chronicling the adventures of young aviators in France. At a small train station in rural Nebraska, William Jensen promises to make his family proud. In New York, spoiled Briggs Lowry embarks on a trans-Atlantic passage. Meanwhile, in France, black expatriate boxer, Eugene Skinner, vows to repay his debt to his adopted racially tolerant country. Together, these American boys arrive at an aerodrome in France, eager to learn how to fly. What they didn't realize was that they were about to embark on a great, romantic adventure, becoming the world's first combat pilots.
Cast & Crew
|MPAA Ratings:||PG-13||Premiere Info:|
|Release Date:||2006||Production Date:|
|Color/B&W:||Distributions Co:||MGM Distribution Company|
|Sound:||Production Co:||Electric Entertainment .....Production Company, Double Negative Visual Effects .....Production Company, Rona Brown Associates .....Production Company, Old Flying Machine Company .....Production Company, Efx Inc .....Production Company, Framestore Cfc .....Production Company, Air Studios, London .....Production Company, Signet Studios .....Production Company, Metro Voices .....Production Company, Aon/Albert G. Ruben Insurance Services .....Production Company, Stone, Genow, Smelkinson, Binder & Christopher, LLP .....Production Company, Panavision, Ltd. .....Production Company, Lee Lighting .....Production Company, Midnight Transfer .....Production Company, Jdc .....Production Company, Bank Of Ireland Group .....Production Company, Cinefinance .....Production Company, Agn Shipleys .....Production Company, Wavevend Radio Communications Ltd .....Production Company, All England Caterers .....Production Company, Acs Audio Video Corp .....Production Company, Angels The Costumiers .....Production Company, Edithire .....Production Company, Goldcrest Post Production .....Production Company, Sapex .....Production Company, Bellwood Media .....Production Company, Lays International .....Production Company, Location Facilities Ltd .....Production Company, Arri Group .....Production Company, Goldcrest .....Production Company, Hoyts Distribution .....Theatrical Distributor, Acme Film .....Theatrical Distributor, 20th Century Fox Russia .....Theatrical Distributor, Cathay Film Organization .....Theatrical Distributor, Ster-Kinekor .....Theatrical Distributor, Gulf Film, Llc .....Theatrical Distributor, Distribution Company .....Theatrical Distributor, Mirovision .....Theatrical Distributor, Prorom .....Theatrical Distributor, Palace Pictures (Slovakia) .....Theatrical Distributor, Palace Pictures (Czech Republic) .....Theatrical Distributor, Filmax International .....Theatrical Distributor, 20th Century Fox International .....Theatrical Distributor, Imagem Filmes .....Theatrical Distributor, United International Pictures .....Theatrical Distributor, Deltamac Co .....Theatrical Distributor, Lnk .....Theatrical Distributor, Vertigo Films (Uk) .....Theatrical Distributor, MGM Distribution Company .....Domestic Theatrical Distributor, Sam Film .....Foreign Theatrical Distributor, Lionsgate .....Foreign Distribution Rights, MGM Home Entertainment .....Domestic Video Distributor, Skydance Productions .....Financier, Ingenious Media Services Limited .....Financier|
|Duration(mins):||Country:||United States (USA)|
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another "not the way it really is"
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