On August 15, 1944 the 517th Parachute Regimental Combat Team (PRCT) jumped over the south of France. Their mission was to support and protect the Allied Troops marching to Berlin. Landing ... See full summary »
Based on actual events. When the commander of the crew of a B17 Flying Fortress bomber is killed in action in a raid over Sicily in 1943, his replacement, a young naive pilot struggles to be accepted by the plane's already tight-knit Irish American crew.Written by
Wilhelm Scream: When Tom is killed by flak. See more »
A character is hit so hard that his body explodes, without corresponding damage to the aircraft. See more »
Close to the final of the end credits appears "Like anyone actually reads this or cares since we've seen fortress on torrent sites and we're not even finished with it yet. Come on guys if your gonna pirate it let us at least finish it first... jeeze". See more »
Yes there are flaws in this film, but all movies have their flaws. The ones in this particular movie are very minute. In fact there is no point in pointing them out. I'm a huge fan of World War II movies when done right. In fact my template to compare is the Band of Brothers series. In my opinion Band of Brothers is a ten and so if you see my rating of an eight then you should see yourself enjoying this film. What is also great is after the credits the film makers actually apologize for their mistakes and give reasons why. I felt they didn't need to, but it just strengthened my enjoyment of the film that much further. If you have enjoyed films such as Tora,Tora,Tora, Midway, The Battle of Britain, etc. Then you should not have any problem sitting through this film.
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