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The Flyboys (Sky Kids) (2008)




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Based on an actual incident that occurred in the fall of 2004, The Flyboys tells the incredible story of how two pre-teen boys landed a twin-engine airplane on a highway in Arizona. In this adventure co-starring Tom Sizemore and Stephen Baldwin, the journey begins when the two curious youths accidentally become stowaways on a plane owned by the mob. The Flyboys is a towering tale of bravery made all the more amazing because it's true!
PG-13 (for violence and some language)
Action & Adventure
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Jesse James
as Jason McIntyre
Reiley McClendon
as Kyle Barrett
Tom Sizemore
as Angelo Esposito
Stephen Baldwin
as Silvio Esposito
Dallen Gettling
as Ed Thomas
Jennifer Slimko
as Samantha Barrett
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Critic Reviews for The Flyboys (Sky Kids)

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (1)

I like Disney-style adolescent adventures and I like The Sopranos, but, unlike peanut butter and chocolate, these are not two great tastes that taste great together.

September 26, 2008
Top Critic

Don't be fooled by the Kids in the title, this is one terrific action drama, with a few comedic grace notes

Full Review… | March 21, 2009
Urban Cinefile

It's like two stories unfolding in parallel universes.

October 3, 2008
Kansas City Star

At times it's a rather light-hearted family adventure. But parts of it also become a mean-spirited crime thriller. That light-dark contrast doesn't quite work.

Full Review… | September 12, 2008
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

One of the best action movies you and your kids could see this summer. At least look for it on video.

Full Review… | August 29, 2008
Boxoffice Magazine

One of the summer's nicest surprises..a mostly family-friendly adventure that doesn't rely on superheroes or science fiction to get your pulse racing...

Full Review… | August 15, 2008
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)

Audience Reviews for The Flyboys (Sky Kids)


Saw this at the LDS film festival and loved it. I had some great action pieces for a movie made for under 2 million bucks. I was so surprised how fun this film ended up because usually a movie like this is either too corny and/or not funny. The Flyboys wasn't a cheese-fest and it was quite funny. I can't believe this hasn't been picked up yet for distribution, come on people.

Mark Mills
Mark Mills

For those in the Pilot community and those that have an appreciation for redemption of the human spirit it is one of the best movies I have experienced. Perhaps I have some bias because a large portion of the movie was filmed in the city I live in (St. George, Utah). But really, if I were to get critical of this movie I would agree with all the critics that gave it top honors from the 30 plus movie festivals it was entered in. It took me back to my childhood and gave me a great appreciation for the writers of this film. If you are interested in seeing a movie about the reality and the complexity of the human spirit - this is a must see!! I can't wait for it to come out on DVD in the winter of 2009. I am very dissapointed the rating is so low on this film. Rent it or buy it if you can, it will be worth your money.

Clint Beck
Clint Beck

I have seen the film; The Flyboys. I have to own a copy and need to buy several copies for Christmas presents. I adore this film....This film Rocks! This is a must seem film. You will want to watch it again after watching it once! This movie is the best moive this year..go see it when is arrives in your nearest theater! Sincerely, Shiloh Painter

Shiloh Painter
Shiloh Painter

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