Trained as ace fighter pilots, but treated like second-class citizens and worse: they became known as the Tuskegee Airmen. This inspiring and action-packed drama tells the incredible story of this group of African American flying aces who waged a war against a racist U.S. military to get themselves off the ground...then carved a place in history with their sky-high heroics against the Nazis in World War II. Nate Parker stars as the determined flight leader whose problem with the bottle creates problems in the air and with his best friend and intrepid wingman (David Oyelowo).
Co-starring Ni-Yo, Elijah Kelley, with Cuba Gooding Jr., and Terrence Howard. Directed by Anthony Hemingway; screenplay by John Ridley and Aaron McGruder, story by John Ridley.