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Memphis Belle (1990)

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Unabashedly sentimental, this war film was produced by David Putnam in partnership with Catherine Wyler, whose father William Wyler directed an acclaimed documentary about the real-life events depicted in the film. The ensemble cast is composed of ten young actors portraying the crew of the World War II B-17 bomber "Memphis Belle," anticipating their 25th and last mission before they will be able to go home. Having won fame with their exemplary war record and amazing lack of casualties, they … More

Rating: PG-13 (adult situations/language, violence)
Genre: Drama , Action & Adventure
Directed By:
Written By: Monte Merrick , Michael Caton-Jones
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 27, 1998
Runtime:
MVD Music Video

Cast


as Dennis Dearborn

as Danny Daly

as Luke Sinclair

as Phil Rosenthal

as Val Kozlowski

as Richard 'Rascal' Moo...

as Eugene McVey

as Commanding Officer

as Col. Bruce Derringer

as Jack Bocci

as Adjutant

as Rookie Captain

as Group Navigator

as Lieutenant

as Jitterbugger

as Jitterbugger

as Footballer

as Footballer

as Footballer
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Critic Reviews for Memphis Belle

All Critics (23) | Top Critics (8)

Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | September 7, 1990
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Variety
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Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
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Audience Reviews for Memphis Belle

Memphis is a fairly underrated movie about the WWII bomber of the same name. Although relying on Clichés, there is still plenty to enjoy here, and the cast are very good in their roles. The story of the Memphis Belle is one of the most famous of any aircraft in the war. The film manages to tell some of its story, but there is also reliance on predictability and clichés to make it more appealing to the viewer. I personally feel that if the film would have been more accurate, this film could really have been a great War film. Overall, it's good, but it never goes beyond of what it could have been. Memphis Belle is nonetheless a good movie, but one that leaves wanting due to the fact that the true story is really interesting to read about. As it is, this one can spark interest in the subject, but due to the fact it's a watered down version of the facts, it only offers a part of the story. Read about the Memphis Belle instead. I liked the film, but it's never anything great. The material is imperfect, and in some areas it could have been better. This is entertaining for what it is, but if you're looking for facts of the plane's mission, watch a documentary of read books on the subject. Despite its flaws, Memphis Belle is thrilling from start to finish. The cast keep you involved and they each bring something unique to the screen to make this worth seeing. Although far from perfect, this film isn't half as bad as what many critics have said about it. If you love war films, check it out, just don't expect accuracy.

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TheDudeLebowski65
Alex roy

Super Reviewer

½

A Hollywood bastardization of the truth. The crew of the Belle would have been much better served by an independent film company, fewer 'stars' and better actors. Still, even a big production studio couldn't entirely extinguish the heroic aura of these men and what they accomplished. A gripping true story, in spite of the fact that it's littered with cliche characters and meaningless subplots.

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flixsterman
Randy Tippy

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Liked it a lot when I was younger but I now wince at the clichés and the overall Hollywood cheese! Good cast though!

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SirPant
Anthony Lawrie

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