Memphis Belle

Model: R-118627-9

SKU: 11505 Product ID: 624980

Format ‐ DVD

Genre ‐ War

Rating ‐ PG

Consumer Advice ‐ Occasional coarse language, Violence

Release Date ‐ 02/07/04


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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 twenty-fifth 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 expect their final assignment to be a cakewalk, but instead they are ordered to bomb Dresden, a heavily defended German city that will mean almost certain loss of life. Led by their experienced captain, Dennis Dearborn (Matthew Modine), the crew shoulders its responsibility despite mounting fears, while their commanding officer (David Strathairn) and a public relations specialist (John Lithgow) wait anxiously for their return. Aboard the bomber, there’s friction between Dearborn and his disgruntled co-pilot Luke Sinclair (Tate Donovan), and between medical officer Val Kozlowski (Billy Zane) and the rest of the crew when it’s learned Val lied about his qualifications. Despite impressive technical credits and a popular Generation X cast, Memphis Belle (1990) was a box office disappointment, its enthusiastic patriotism considered a throwback to a bygone era of filmmaking.


    Director - Michael Caton-Jones

    Actors - Matthew Modine, John Lithgow, Reed Diamond

    Film Genre - War

    Label - Roadshow

    Audio - English (Dolby Digital 5.1)

    Subtitles - English/French/Italian/Spanish/Arabic/Dutch/English Captions/German/Italian Captions/Portuguese

    Running Time - 103

    Aspect ratio - 1.66:1

    Region Coding - 2,4

    TV Standard - PAL

    Rating - PG

    Consumer Advice - Occasional coarse language, Violence

    Year of Release - 1990

    Primary Format - Movies/TV - DVD


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