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Red Tails

Segregation between blacks and whites is alive and well during WWII. But a crew of African American pilots is about to get their chance to put their lives on the line and show what they can do when Col. A.J. Bullard (Terrence Howard) takes the lead. This movie explores the legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B+
Violence: C
Sexual Content: B
Language: C+
Drugs/Alcohol: C
Run Time: 125
Theater Release: 20 Jan 2012
Video Release: 22 May 2012
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

Read more about the real Tuskegee Airmen here: a href=“http://www.nps.gov/museum/exhibits/tuskegee/airoverview.htm”

Learn how First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt offered her support to their efforts.

In the war movie Dear John, the soldiers talk about the moments of high action and intense boredom. How do the soldiers deal with boredom in Red Tails? How do some of the men deal with the stress of being in a war zone? What other factors impact their feelings of self-doubt? How do they combat those?

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