"It's our job. Ours. Nobody else's."
The crew of the Boeing B-17F Flying Fortress aircraft nicknamed Memphis Belle became the first to ever complete 25 missions over Europe in May of 1943, which was captured in the 1944 documentary Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress. Nearly 50 years later, Michael Caton-Jones, who would go on to helm movies like Rob Roy and This Boy's Life, directed the fictional version of the crew's story in 1990's Memphis Belle, airing tonight at 8PM ET/5PM PT on Reelz.
The movie takes place both prior to and during the 25th mission of the Memphis Belle and saw its 10 man crew played by young stars of that era, including Matthew Modine (Married to the Mob, Full Metal Jacket), Eric Stoltz (Some Kind of Wonderful), Sean Astin (The Goonies) and musician Harry Connick Jr. in his first ever movie role. The movie is dedicated to all the airmen that fought in World War II.memphis belle
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