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Tuskegee airmen drama 'Red Tails' arrives on DVD

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  • Cuba Gooding Jr portrays Major Emmanuel Stance in "Red Tails," now on DVD.

      Cuba Gooding Jr portrays Major Emmanuel Stance in "Red Tails," now on DVD.

 
 

"Red Tails"
For more than 20 years, George Lucas made this film a special project. And when he couldn't get a major studio to put money behind his vision, Lucas financed it himself, and used the studio system to get "Red Tails" distributed.

The film is based on the true story of the Tuskegee Airmen, an elite group of World War II black fliers who battled racism on the ground and the enemy from the air. These skilled pilots flew more than 1,500 missions over a two-year period. They were heroes who believed in themselves and fighting for their country. The film offers drama to go along with excellent action sequences, and Lucas has made this film both entertaining and enlightening. The terrific cast includes Cuba Gooding Jr, Terrence Howard, David Oyelowo and Nate Parker.

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