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Run time: 2h |  Biography, Drama | Released: January 20, 2012 (USA)

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During World War II, the Civil Aeronautics Authority selects 13 black cadets to become part of an experimental program at the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama. The program aims at training "colored personnel" to become fighter pilots for the Army. However, discrimination, lack of institutional support and the racist belief that these men lacked the intelligence and aptitude for the job dog their every step. Despite this, the Tuskegee Airmen, as they become known, more than prove their worth.

Director: George Lucas, Anthony Hemingway

Writer(s): John Ridley, Aaron McGruder

Starring: Cuba Gooding, Jr., Terence Howard, Nate Parker, David Oyelowo


Estimated budget:

$58 million

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Widest Release:

2,563 Theaters

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