Friday, February 15, 2008

Memphis Belle (1990 Warner Bros.)

If you're looking for a great blood and guts movie about WWII, look no further that the Memphis Belle! Occasionally, this film will be shown on cable or satellite, but if you have a chance RENT IT! You won't be dissappointed!

It's May 17, 1943; the day before the Memphis Belle's, a B-17 bomber, 25th and final mission. After their final mission, they crew of ten men get to go home. Since they would be the first crew to finish all 25 missions in the 8th Airforce, there were already plans to make the 10-man crew big stars back home for the war effort. But the mission hadn't been flown yet. With the target being Bremen (not Dresden), which was a target heavy in surface-to-air artillery, the flak wouldn't be easy to get through. With weather, nerves, and dreams all playing a part in the finishing of the mission, the crew has to become the lead plane in the squadron and get the job done of bombing a Nazi supply factory, if they get it wrong, many innocent people could be killed.


I can't blame a guy for wanting to turn back! These guys were heading into the jaws of Satan himself if you ask me!

Memphis Belle with a little Pirate spice! ARRRGH!


Brooke said...

I'll have to put it in my queue.

EDGE said...


I'd put your avatar on the side of my WWII bomber any day!

I'd call it "The Conservative Belle!"


Elmer's Brother said...

it's been on TCM twice in the last's an enjoyable movie

EDGE said...

Yah Elm, I recently recorded it and watched it again. Good stuff!