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Still shot from the movie: Above and Beyond.

Above and Beyond

Based on the real life activities of the WWII Ferry Command, a group responsible for flying airplanes from Gander, Newfoundland (the most easterly land-based airport in North America at the time) to war-torn Europe, this Canadian-made miniseries follows the political posturing and the personal risks involved for the heroic men and women who went Above and Beyond the call of duty in the fight for peace. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: B
Violence: B
Sexual Content: C+
Language: C
Drugs/Alcohol: C
Run Time: 122
Theater Release:
Video Release: 26 Feb 2007
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
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This high-flying WW II adventure is peppered with mild and moderate profanities, as well as terms of deity used as expletives. While the dangers of active combat are far away from these pilots, the perilous nature of their mission is emphasized. Deaths from accidents and equipment failure are discussed and implied. In one scene, a mechanical mishap causes an injury and a man’s bloodied face is shown. Servicemen drink, smoke and play cards, both for recreation and to dampen their fears. As well, a romantically inclined couple exchange kisses, and the young man unbuttons his girlfriend’s shirt (her bra strap is shown) and fondles her thigh. In another scene, an authority figure uses his position to impress a young woman he wishes to make advances toward. Sexual relationships are implied and the script includes some sexual innuendo.

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