Flyboys


2h 9m 2006

Brief Synopsis

In 1914, "The Great War" --WWI--began in Europe. By 1917, the Allied powers of France, England, Italy and others were on the ropes against the German juggernaut. Some altruistic young Americans disagreed with the war. They volunteered to fight alongside their counterparts in France; some in the infa

Film Details

Also Known As
Fly Boys
MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Action
Drama
Period
War
Release Date
2006
Production Company
Acs Audio Video Corp; Agn Shipleys; Air Studios, London; All England Caterers; Angels the Costumiers; Aon/Albert G. Ruben Insurance Services; Arri Group; Bank Of Ireland Group; Bellwood Media; Cinefinance; Double Negative Visual Effects; Edithire; Efx Inc; Electric Entertainment; Framestore Cfc; Goldcrest; Goldcrest Post Production; Ingenious Media Services Limited; Jdc; Lays International; Lee Lighting; Lionsgate; Location Facilities; Location Facilities Ltd; Metro Voices; Midnight Transfer; Old Flying Machine Company; Panavision, Ltd.; Rona Brown Associates; Sapex; Shipleys; Signet Studios; Skydance Productions; Stone, Genow, Smelkinson, Binder & Christopher, LLP; Wavevend Radio Communications, Ltd.
Distribution Company
METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER STUDIOS INC. (MGM ); 20th Century Fox International; 20th Century Fox Russia; Acme Film; Cathay Film Organization; Deltamac Co; Distribution Company; Filmax International; Gulf Film, Llc; Hoyts Distribution; Imagem Filmes; Lnk; MGM Distribution Company; MGM Home Entertainment; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc.; Mirovision; Palace Pictures (Czech Republic); Palace Pictures (Slovakia); Prorom; Sam Film; Ster-Kinekor; United International Pictures; Vertigo Films (Uk)
Location
United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 9m

Synopsis

In 1914, "The Great War" --WWI--began in Europe. By 1917, the Allied powers of France, England, Italy and others were on the ropes against the German juggernaut. Some altruistic young Americans disagreed with the war. They volunteered to fight alongside their counterparts in France; some in the infantry, some in the Ambulance Corps. A handful of others had a different idea: they decided to learn how to fly. The first of them--a squadron of only 38-- became known as the Lafayette Escadrille. This is their story. Forced to abandon his family's ranch, Blaine Rawlings finds his future in a newsreel chronicling the adventures of young aviators in France. At a small train station in rural Nebraska, William Jensen promises to make his family proud. In New York, spoiled Briggs Lowry embarks on a trans-Atlantic passage. Meanwhile, in France, black expatriate boxer, Eugene Skinner, vows to repay his debt to his adopted racially tolerant country. Together, these American boys arrive at an aerodrome in France, eager to learn how to fly. What they didn't realize was that they were about to embark on a great, romantic adventure, becoming the world's first combat pilots.

Crew

Peter Afterman

Music Supervisor

Clare Aldington

Props

Diccon Alexander

Matte Painter

Phil Allchin

Transportation Manager

John Ames

Video Assist/Playback

David Anders

Stunt Performer

Caridad Angus

Stand-In

David Arnold

Music Composer

Forrest Arnold

Visual Effects

Stewart Ash

Animator

Kenny Atherfold

Grip

Oliver Atherton

Digital Effects Artist

Dave Ball

Carpenter

Ernest R. Ball

Song

Philip Ball

Stand-In

Victoria Ball

Props

Linzi Baltrunas

Location Manager

Ravi Bansal

Art Department

Graham Barford

Carpenter

Reverend Sabine Baring-gould

Song

Judy Barr

Digital Effects Artist

Chris Barrett

Music

Mark Bartholomew

Art Director

Les Beaver

Painter

Louise Begbie

Art Department

Michael Bell

Digital Effects Artist

Barry Bellotti

Generator Operator

Paul Bennett

Assistant Director

S J Berwin

Legal Services

Hitesh Bharadia

3-D Artist

Aisha Bicknell

Post-Production Coordinator

Matt Biffa

Music

Chris Blunden

Editor

Steve Bohan

Construction Manager

Zofia Borucka

Dialect Coach

Alex Boswell

Props

John Botton

Props

Marie Boublil

Production

Dennis Bovington

Carpenter

Jon Bowen

Digital Effects Artist

Vanessa Boyce

3-D Artist

Dameon Boyle

Visual Effects

Anderson Chet Bradshaw

Stunt Performer

Henry Braham

Photography

Henry Braham

Director Of Photography

J Brennan

Song

Colin Bressington

Transportation

Erik Bright

Film Publicist

Richard Briscoe

Digital Effects Artist

Alison Brister

Business Affairs

Andre Brizard

Digital Effects Artist

Dean Brooks

Props

Brian Brown

Pilot

Chris Brown

Animal Services

Chris Brown

Animal Trainer

Peter Brown

Props

Rona Brown

Animal Services

John Burden

Driver

Sophie Burden

Driver

Ed Burge

Crane Grip

Chris Burn

Digital Effects Artist

Elika Burns

3-D Artist

Alan Burrows

Transportation

Alan Burrows

Transportation

Chris Burton

Medic

Bruce Cain

Stunt Performer

Tom Calderaro

Original Music

Gary L Camp

Camera Operator

Gary L Camp

Steadicam Operator

Billy Campbell

Visual Effects Editor

Edward Canal

Assistant

Harry Carlton

Song

David Carter

Painter

Miraphora Caruso

Graphic Designer

Steve Casell

Stunt Performer

Graham Chalk

Propman

Raymond Chan

Art Director

Jason Chandler

Production

Jason Chandler

Production

Roy Chapman

Props

Lucinda Chee

3-D Artist

Nick Chopping

Stunt Performer

Lisa Chugg

Props

Fiona Clarke

Art Department

Tania Clarke

Assistant Editor

James Clayton

Executive Producer

Jeff Clifford

Visual Effects

Emily Cobb

3-D Artist

Gary Cohen

Special Effects Technician

Karen Cohen

Makeup

John Coleman

Driver

Hannah Collett

Production

Ed Colyer

Foley Mixer

William Conacher

Dialect Coach

David Cook

Production

Stephen Cook

Technical Advisor

Ceri Evans Cooper

Script Supervisor

Douglas Cooper

Sound Mixer

Bertrand Cordier

Visual Effects

Mike Cowler

Software Engineer

Keith Cowper

Production

Terry Cox

Special Effects

Nigel Crafts

Carpenter

Zoe Cranley

Visual Effects

Al Crate

Visual Effects

Alistair Crawford

Digital Effects Artist

Fred Crawford

Rigging Electrician

Clive Crawley

Driver

Jordan Crockett

Art Department

Gary Crosby

Painter

David Cross

Grip

Gary Cross

Best Boy

Tyson Cross

3-D Artist

Ciaran Crowley

Digital Effects Artist

Jim Crowther

Grip

Andy Crumpholt

Technical Advisor

Diane Cuttell

Production

Christopher Dale

Camera Operator

Graham Alec Dale

Props

David Daniels

Assistant Director

Sean Danischevsky

Digital Effects Artist

Colin Davies

Driver

Richard Davies

Grip

Tim Davies

Location Scout

Michael Davis

Carpenter

John Day

Pilot

Yves De Bono

Special Effects Supervisor

Clifford De Spenser

Dialect Coach

Dimitri Delacovias

Matte Painter

Romek Delimata

Illustrator

Ray Dell

Production

Kelly Dent

Stunt Performer

Steve Dent

Animal Services

Steve Dent

Animal Trainer

Steve Dent

Stunt Coordinator

Dean Devlin

Producer

Diana Dill

Script Supervisor

Richard Diver

Visual Effects

Antonio Calvo Dominguez

Art Department

Walter Donaldson

Song

Brian Donovan

Unit Production Manager

Farnaz Donovan

Accounting Assistant

Sara Dony

Medic

Mark Dowling

Painter

Kerry Downing

Visual Effects Editor

Nicky Downing

Production

Jon Doyle

Digital Effects Artist

Paul Duff

Carpenter

David E Duncan

Storyboard Artist

Dean Dunham

Painter

Nic Ede

Costume Designer

Jake Edmonds

Manager

Peter Edwards

Other

Collin Ellis

Props

Louis Elman

Adr Voice Casting

William Elsdale

Digital Effects Artist

Chris Elson

Digital Effects Artist

Guy Elson

Digital Effects Artist

Roy Elston

Rigging Electrician

Philip Elton

Art Director

James Etherington

Digital Effects Artist

Blake T. Evans

Story By

Blake T. Evans

Screenplay

Daniel Evans

Visual Effects

David Evans

Supervising Sound Editor

Phil Evans

Driver

Brian Eyre

Animator

Iain Eyre

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Jools Faiers

Graphic Designer

Elton Fara

Medic

Stuart Farley

3-D Artist

Bradley Farmer

Stunt Performer

Mike Fenton

Engineer

John Ferguson

Camera Assistant

Peter Fern

Special Effects

Antonella Ferrari

Visual Effects

Mark Fielding

Accountant

Eduardo Lima Filho

Graphic Designer

John Fisher

Production

Olga Fitzroy

Music Scoring Mixer

Duncan Flower

Location Scout

Simon Fogg

Grip

Martin Foley

Art Director

James Folly

Crane Grip

Sarah Forbes

Art Department

Ian Foster

Camera Operator

John R Foster

Camera

Samantha Fox

Production

Evan Fraser

Visual Effects

Simon Frisht

Sound Department

Marc Frydman

Producer

Rodney Fuller

Special Effects Technician

James Furlong

Animator

Len Furssedonn

Driver

Paul Le Gall

Crane Grip

Bob Gauld Galliers

Pilot

Bruce Gallup

Painter

Nev Gardener

Engineer

David Garrick

Stunt Performer

Joshua Geller

Coordinator

Film Details

Also Known As
Fly Boys
MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Action
Drama
Period
War
Release Date
2006
Production Company
Acs Audio Video Corp; Agn Shipleys; Air Studios, London; All England Caterers; Angels the Costumiers; Aon/Albert G. Ruben Insurance Services; Arri Group; Bank Of Ireland Group; Bellwood Media; Cinefinance; Double Negative Visual Effects; Edithire; Efx Inc; Electric Entertainment; Framestore Cfc; Goldcrest; Goldcrest Post Production; Ingenious Media Services Limited; Jdc; Lays International; Lee Lighting; Lionsgate; Location Facilities; Location Facilities Ltd; Metro Voices; Midnight Transfer; Old Flying Machine Company; Panavision, Ltd.; Rona Brown Associates; Sapex; Shipleys; Signet Studios; Skydance Productions; Stone, Genow, Smelkinson, Binder & Christopher, LLP; Wavevend Radio Communications, Ltd.
Distribution Company
METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER STUDIOS INC. (MGM ); 20th Century Fox International; 20th Century Fox Russia; Acme Film; Cathay Film Organization; Deltamac Co; Distribution Company; Filmax International; Gulf Film, Llc; Hoyts Distribution; Imagem Filmes; Lnk; MGM Distribution Company; MGM Home Entertainment; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc.; Mirovision; Palace Pictures (Czech Republic); Palace Pictures (Slovakia); Prorom; Sam Film; Ster-Kinekor; United International Pictures; Vertigo Films (Uk)
Location
United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 9m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Fall September 22, 2006

Released in United States on Video January 30, 2007

Inspired by the true story of Lafayette Escadrille.

Released in United States Fall September 22, 2006

Released in United States on Video January 30, 2007