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Memphis Belle

Memphis Belle

Michael Caton-Jones (1990)

102min
PG Certificate
Monday 3pm - 5:05pm TCM
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Review

Our Score
David Puttnam - here co-producing with Catherine Wyler, whose father, director William Wyler, made 1944's classic documentary of the same name - was the force behind this moving and nostalgic trip back to the Second World War that focuses on the crew members of a B-17 bomber who are bidding to complete their final mission. It's a bit too predictable - the usual "Will they make it back or not?" heroics - but the characters (slickly played by a strong cast that includes Matthew Modine and Eric Stoltz) are endearing and the crew's final flight is grippingly filmed. Most of the plaudits, though, must go to the stunning aerial effects and photography, and, of course, to the real heroes of this true-life story.

Summary

The crewmen of an American B-17 bomber prepare for their final flight before returning home to a hero's welcome. However, the mission - to launch a daylight raid on a supply factory in a heavily defended German city - threatens to be the most hazardous they have ever undertaken. Fact-based Second World War drama, with Matthew Modine, Eric Stoltz, John Lithgow, Harry Connick Jr, Tate Donovan and Billy Zane.

Cast & Crew

Dennis Dearborn Matthew Modine
Colonel Bruce Derringer John Lithgow
Danny Daly Eric Stoltz
Richard "Rascal" Moore Sean Astin
Clay Busby Harry Connick Jr
Virgil Reed Diamond
Luke Sinclair Tate Donovan
Phil Rosenthal D B Sweeney
Val Kozlowski Billy Zane
Eugene McVey Courtney Gains
Jack Bocci Neil Giuntoli
Commanding officer David Strathairn
Faith Jane Horrocks
Director Michael Caton-Jones
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Guidance: Edited for violence and language. Available on: Available on video, DVD and BluRay

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