almost 6 years
Shows you how harrowing it must have been for the men in those bombers.
Deming R Oakleaf
almost 7 years
Had to remind myself to breathe a couple times while watching this.
This film terrified the hell out of me as a kid.
Memphis Belle is a 1990 film directed by Michael Caton-Jones and written by Monte Merrick, starring Matthew Modine and Eric Stoltz and introducing Harry Connick Jr. in his screen debut. It is a fictionalization of the 1943 documentary Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress by director William Wyler, about the 25th and last mission of an American B-17 bomber, the Memphis Belle, which was based in England during World War II. The 1990 version was produced by Wyler's daughter Catherine and dedicated to her father.
In May 1943, the crew of the Memphis Belle, a B-17 of the Army Air Force stationed in England, are grounded while their aircraft is being repaired and they wait for the return of their comrades from a daylight bombing mission over Europe. All of the aircraft arrive back at the airfield, but the last returning aircraft crashes on landing and explodes, killing all aboard. At a party that evening it is announced by Army publicist Lt. Colonel Bruce Derringer (John Lithgow)...