the tuskegee airmen movie dvd

The Tuskegee Airmen

Director: Robert Markowitz

Key Cast: Laurence Fishburne, Cuba Gooding Jr., Allen Payne, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Courtney B. Vance, Christopher McDonald, Daniel Hugh Kelly, Andre Braugher, John Lithgow, Rosemary Murphy, Mekhi Phifer

Rating: PG-13

Genre(s): Drama, History, War


"The Tuskegee Airmen" is based on the true story of the African-American pilots who fought
valiantly for the United States during World War II.

During a time when people thought that African-Americans didn't have the intelligence or skill to become
pilots, these men proved them wrong. They were trained at Tuskegee Army Air Field (TAAF) in
Tuskegee, Alabama and they thereafter became known as the "Tuskegee Airmen."

Laurence Fishburne heads an all-star cast in the"The Tuskegee Airmen" which brings to life the exciting
story about the "Fighting 99th" air squadron's courage and fortitude. They broke the color barrier
in the U.S. Air Force and ultimately gained the respect they deserved.

"The Tuskegee Airmen" won the NAACP Award for Outstanding Television Movie and
three Emmy Awards.


• "The Tuskegee Airmen" in based on a true story.  The Tuskegee Airmen were the first African-American flying unit in the United States military.  They trained in Alabama at the Tuskegee Air Field during World War II.

•  Colonel Benjamin Davis (Andre Braugher) is the only real person depicted in the film.  The other characters are composites of real people. Benjamin Davis was responsible for training the first African-American flight unit for the United States Army at Tuskegee. He was actually the first African-American allowed to make a solo flight in the military. Benjamin Davis's accomplishments in the military are legendary and in 1965, he became the first African-American Lieutenant General. Benjamin Davis's goal was to prove that Blacks in the military were as good as (or even better) than their white counterparts in every respect. He did. The military was the first government institution to completely ban segregation and desegregate all of its facilities and military units.

• The screenplay for "The Tuskegee Airmen" was co-authored by Robert Williams who was an African-American pilot trained at Tuskegee.

• "The Tuskegee Airmen" was a made-for-television movie that originally aired in 1995. This movie received wide acclaim and was nominated for multiple awards, including a nomination for 10 Emmy Awards.

• The barracks scenes were filmed at Fort Chaffee, Arkansas which was the same place used for filming A Soldier’s Story, another Top 100 Black Classic Movie.


• "The Tuskegee Airmen" won two 1996 NAACP Image Awards:  Outstanding Television Movie and Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie (Laurence Fishburne)

• Nominated for two additional 1996 NAACP Image Awards:  Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie
(Andre Braugher) and Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie (Cuba Gooding Jr.). The movie was also
nominated for a 1996 Golden Globe Award:  Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture Made for TV
(Laurence Fishburne)

•  Won three 1996 Emmy Awards:  Outstanding Achievement in Casting, Outstanding Achievement in
Editing and Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing

•  Nominated for seven additional 1996 Emmy Awards:  Outstanding Made for Television Movie, Outstanding
Lead Actor (Laurence Fishburne), Outstanding Supporting Actor (Andre Braugher), Outstanding Achievement
in Writing, Outstanding Achievement in Special Visual Effects, Outstanding Achievement in Music Composition
and Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing


The Tuskegee Airmen Movie DVD


the tuskegee airmen movie dvd coverBuy The Tuskegee Airmen Movie DVD

"The Tuskegee Airmen" is based on the
true story of this courageous group
of African-American combat pilots.

With an all-star cast that includes
Laurence Fishburne, Cuba Gooding Jr.,
and Courtney Vance, this movie will make
you proud.

Click the above button
for purchase info.



"The Tuskegee Airmen" Movie Poster


"The Tuskegee Airmen" Movie Poster

Buy The Tuskegee Airmen movie poster
and other Black classic movie posters from
our partner Moviegoods.

Size: 27" x 40"
Price: $29.99
Framing available.

shop for the tuskegee airmen movie poster
Click the above button
for purchase info.

Nightfighters: The Story of the 332 Fighter Group, Tuskegee Airmen

nightfighters dvd

"Nightfighters - The Story of the 332nd Fighter Group"
This is a documentary about the Tuskegee Airmen containing
interviews with Tuskegee air pilots who flew missions during
World War II. You'll learn the history about the origins of the
Tuskegee Airmen and the political/social pressures that they

You'll be impressed with the extraordinary talents of these men
and their willingness to fight for their country even though they
were not always treated with the respect they deserved.

Click the above button
for purchase info.


Similar Movies

If you enjoyed "The Tuskegee Airmen", you might also enjoy these other movies.
Click the movie title for details.


glory dvd cover


a soldier's story movie dvd cover

A Soldier's Story




"The Tuskegee Airmen"
Movie DVD
tuskegee airmen dvd
Only $11.67

Laurence Fishburne, Cuba Gooding Jr., Malcolm Jamal-Warner and Courtney B. Vance are part of the all-star lineup in "The Tuskegee Airmen."

Click the above button
for purchase info.