History Film / Flyboys

1st Jun '14 4:20:03 PM RobinHood3000
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* CombatPragmatist: [[spoiler: Rawlings in the final dogfight, when his machine guns are disabled by German aircraft. Just as the Black Falcon [[DramaticGunCock dramatically cocks his guns]] to prepare for the killing shot, he flies around, pulls off his pistol, [[BoomHeadshot and shoots him]] straight in the head. Note that that was quite a special case; he didn't use this gun against Wolfert (the German pilot who spared his life) when his machine guns jammed, but considering that this was the ''Black Falcon'' he was dealing with (who [[KickTheDog mercilessly killed an airman on the ground]], as well as having shot down Cassidy), he just ''had'' to kill the bastard in any way he could in revenge.]]

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* CombatPragmatist: [[spoiler: Rawlings in the final dogfight, when his machine guns are disabled by German aircraft. Just as the Black Falcon [[DramaticGunCock dramatically cocks his guns]] to prepare for the killing shot, he Rawlings flies around, pulls off his pistol, [[BoomHeadshot and shoots him]] straight in the head. Note that that was quite a special case; he didn't use this gun against Wolfert (the German pilot who spared his life) when his machine guns jammed, but considering that this was the ''Black Falcon'' he was dealing with (who [[KickTheDog mercilessly killed an airman on the ground]], as well as having shot down Cassidy), he just ''had'' to kill the bastard in any way he could in revenge.]]
10th May '14 10:56:01 AM LongLiveHumour
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'''''Flyboys''''' is a 2006 film about American pilots in the mid period of WorldWarI. [[TheHero Blaine Rawlings]], a rancher whose farm has recently been foreclosed, heads to France to help fight in World War I. There he meets Reed Cassidy, a disillusioned ace who teaches Blaine and his squad to fly and shoot Germans.

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'''''Flyboys''''' is a 2006 film about American pilots in the mid period of WorldWarI.UsefulNotes/WorldWarI. [[TheHero Blaine Rawlings]], a rancher whose farm has recently been foreclosed, heads to France to help fight in World War I. There he meets Reed Cassidy, a disillusioned ace who teaches Blaine and his squad to fly and shoot Germans.



* OldSchoolDogfight: Kind of a given, considering WorldWarOne was the "Old School" in question.

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* OldSchoolDogfight: Kind of a given, considering WorldWarOne UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne was the "Old School" in question.



* WorldWarI

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* WorldWarIUsefulNotes/WorldWarI
21st Mar '14 8:35:40 AM Eab1990
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* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue: After the final battle, we are told that Jensen continued to fight in the war, and he was given a hero's welcome when he returned home. Skinner joined the Americans when they joined the war, but he wasn't allowed to fight due to his color. He became one of the first air postal carrier's pilots. Beagle remained in Europe, where he married an Italian girl and started a flying circus. Rawlings went back to Paris to find his LoveInterest Lucienne but didn't find her. Instead, he returned to Texas to create one of the largest cattle ranches in the US.
5th Oct '13 3:06:39 AM SeptimusHeap
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* RedBaron: [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast The Black Falcon]].[[hottip:*:On a side note, almost all the German pilots fly red planes similar to the one the real RedBaron flew.]]

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* RedBaron: [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast The Black Falcon]].[[hottip:*:On [[note]]On a side note, almost all the German pilots fly red planes similar to the one the real RedBaron flew.]][[/note]]
20th Apr '13 8:19:01 PM NativeJovian
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* OldSchoolDogfighting: Kind of a given, considering WorldWarOne was the "Old School" in question.

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* OldSchoolDogfighting: OldSchoolDogfight: Kind of a given, considering WorldWarOne was the "Old School" in question.
4th Mar '13 9:13:21 PM Enchanter468
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* CombatPragmatist: [[spoiler: Rawlings in the final dogfight, when his machine guns are disabled by German aircraft. Just as the Black Falcon [[DramaticGunCock dramatically cocks his guns]] to prepare for the killing shot, he flies around, pulls off his pistol, [[DeusExMachina and shoots him]] straight in the head. Note that that was quite a special case; [[FridgeLogic one may wonder why]] he didn't use this gun against Wolfert (the German pilot who spared his life) when his machine guns jammed. Well, considering it was the ''Black Falcon'' he was dealing with (who [[KickTheDog mercilessly killed an airman on the ground]], as well as having shot down Cassidy), he just ''had'' to kill the bastard in any way he could in revenge.]]

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* CombatPragmatist: [[spoiler: Rawlings in the final dogfight, when his machine guns are disabled by German aircraft. Just as the Black Falcon [[DramaticGunCock dramatically cocks his guns]] to prepare for the killing shot, he flies around, pulls off his pistol, [[DeusExMachina [[BoomHeadshot and shoots him]] straight in the head. Note that that was quite a special case; [[FridgeLogic one may wonder why]] he didn't use this gun against Wolfert (the German pilot who spared his life) when his machine guns jammed. Well, jammed, but considering it that this was the ''Black Falcon'' he was dealing with (who [[KickTheDog mercilessly killed an airman on the ground]], as well as having shot down Cassidy), he just ''had'' to kill the bastard in any way he could in revenge.]]



* CurbStompBattle: The first dogfight that the Escadrille gets into. [[RedShirtArmy The Americans]] are shot down easily by the more skillful, better-equipped German pilots. The succeeding ones show the Americans easily triumphing over the [[AirborneMooks Germans]].
* DoABarrelRoll: The {{Narm}}tastic ending. Although this is somewhat TruthinTelevision. Early dogfights actually did involve guys shooting handguns, rifles, and even dropping [[ImprobableWeaponUser ''bricks'']] on enemy aircraft. And there was actually one incident in which a pilot whose guns had jammed [[spoiler: just flew up beside the enemy's plane and headshotted himy with his service revolver in the same manner in which Rawlings finally offs the Black Falcon in the movie. I believe it was American pilot Frank Luke who did this, on whom Rawlings is loosely based]].

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* CurbStompBattle: The first dogfight that the Escadrille gets into. [[RedShirtArmy The Americans]] are shot down easily by the more skillful, better-equipped German pilots. The succeeding ones show get better for the Americans Americans, until the final one shows them easily triumphing over the [[AirborneMooks Germans]].
* DoABarrelRoll: The {{Narm}}tastic ending. Although this is somewhat TruthinTelevision. Early dogfights actually did involve guys shooting handguns, rifles, and even dropping [[ImprobableWeaponUser ''bricks'']] ''[[ImprobableWeaponUser bricks]]'' on enemy aircraft. And there was actually one incident in which a pilot whose guns had jammed [[spoiler: just flew up beside the enemy's plane and headshotted himy him with his service revolver in the same manner in which Rawlings finally offs the Black Falcon in the movie. I believe it was American pilot Frank Luke who did this, on whom Rawlings is loosely based]].based]].
** Cassidy uses a literal barrel roll ([[ShownTheirWork correctly, as it happens]]) during the zeppelin battle to get behind a German fighter.


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* RammingAlwaysWorks: It does when your target is filled with hydrogen.
18th Jan '13 12:31:09 PM SeptimusHeap
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* JustPlaneWrong: Lots and lots of red Fokker Dr.I triplanes. In [[RealLife]], they were rather uncommon, and of course [[TheRedBaron only one pilot flew an all-red one]]. Also, the French Nieuport brand of biplanes had rotary engines, while the ones in the film are shown to have static ones. This is somewhat forgivable, considering they're all just replicas. What's far worse is that several planes seen in the movie either didn't exist at this point of the war, or were already retired from service. In the commentary, producer Dean Devlin comments that they knew the Red Fokker Triplanes were inaccurate, but they wanted to keep the dogfights easy to follow for the audience by [[ColorCodedForYourConvenience making the aircraft as different as possible.]]

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* JustPlaneWrong: Lots and lots of red Fokker Dr.I triplanes. In [[RealLife]], they were rather uncommon, and of course [[TheRedBaron only one pilot flew an all-red one]]. Also, the French Nieuport brand of biplanes had rotary engines, while the ones in the film are shown to have static ones. This is somewhat forgivable, considering they're all just replicas. What's far worse is that several planes seen in the movie either didn't exist at this point of the war, or were already retired from service. In the commentary, producer Dean Devlin comments that they knew the Red Fokker Triplanes were inaccurate, but they wanted to keep the dogfights easy to follow for the audience by [[ColorCodedForYourConvenience [[ColorCodedCharacters making the aircraft as different as possible.]]
16th Jan '13 2:42:24 AM SeptimusHeap
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* CombatPragmatist: [[spoiler: Rawlings in the final dogfight, when his machine guns are disabled by German aircraft. Just as the Black Falcon [[DramaticGunCock dramatically cocks his guns]] to prepare for the killing shot, he flies around, pulls off his [[ChekovsGun pistol]], [[DeusExMachina and shoots him]] straight in the head. Note that that was quite a special case; [[FridgeLogic one may wonder why]] he didn't use this gun against Wolfert (the German pilot who spared his life) when his machine guns jammed. Well, considering it was the ''Black Falcon'' he was dealing with (who [[KickTheDog mercilessly killed an airman on the ground]], as well as having shot down Cassidy), he just ''had'' to kill the bastard in any way he could in revenge.]]

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* CombatPragmatist: [[spoiler: Rawlings in the final dogfight, when his machine guns are disabled by German aircraft. Just as the Black Falcon [[DramaticGunCock dramatically cocks his guns]] to prepare for the killing shot, he flies around, pulls off his [[ChekovsGun pistol]], pistol, [[DeusExMachina and shoots him]] straight in the head. Note that that was quite a special case; [[FridgeLogic one may wonder why]] he didn't use this gun against Wolfert (the German pilot who spared his life) when his machine guns jammed. Well, considering it was the ''Black Falcon'' he was dealing with (who [[KickTheDog mercilessly killed an airman on the ground]], as well as having shot down Cassidy), he just ''had'' to kill the bastard in any way he could in revenge.]]
3rd Jan '13 6:24:32 AM Santosificationable
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* CombatPragmatist: [[spoiler: Rawlings in the final dogfight, when his machine guns are disabled by German aircraft. Just as the Black Falcon [[DramaticGunCock dramatically cocks his guns]] to prepare for the killing shot, he flies around, pulls off his [[ChekovsGun pistol]], [[DeusExMachina and shoots the him]] straight in the head. Note that that was quite a special case; [[FridgeLogic one may wonder why]] he didn't use this gun against Wolfert (the German pilot who spared his life) when his machine guns jammed. Well, considering it was the ''Black Falcon'' he was dealing with (who [[KickTheDog mercilessly killed an airman on the ground]], as well as shooting down Cassidy), he just ''had'' to kill the bastard in any way he could in revenge.]]

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* CombatPragmatist: [[spoiler: Rawlings in the final dogfight, when his machine guns are disabled by German aircraft. Just as the Black Falcon [[DramaticGunCock dramatically cocks his guns]] to prepare for the killing shot, he flies around, pulls off his [[ChekovsGun pistol]], [[DeusExMachina and shoots the him]] straight in the head. Note that that was quite a special case; [[FridgeLogic one may wonder why]] he didn't use this gun against Wolfert (the German pilot who spared his life) when his machine guns jammed. Well, considering it was the ''Black Falcon'' he was dealing with (who [[KickTheDog mercilessly killed an airman on the ground]], as well as shooting having shot down Cassidy), he just ''had'' to kill the bastard in any way he could in revenge.]]
3rd Jan '13 6:22:32 AM Santosificationable
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* CombatPragmatist: [[spoiler: Rawlings in the final dogfight. He {{Narm flies away from the Black Falcon's sights}}, pulls off his [[ChekovsGun pistol]], [[DeusExMachina and shoots the him]] straight in the head when his machine guns are disabled by other German aircraft. Note that that was quite a special case; [[FridgeLogic one may wonder why]] he didn't use this gun against Wolfert (the German pilot who spared his life) when his machine guns jammed. Well, considering it was the ''Black Falcon'' he was dealing with (who [[KickTheDog mercilessly killed an airman on the ground]], as well as shooting down Cassidy), he just ''had'' to kill the bastard in any way he could in revenge.]]

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* CombatPragmatist: [[spoiler: Rawlings in the final dogfight. He {{Narm flies away from dogfight, when his machine guns are disabled by German aircraft. Just as the Black Falcon's sights}}, Falcon [[DramaticGunCock dramatically cocks his guns]] to prepare for the killing shot, he flies around, pulls off his [[ChekovsGun pistol]], [[DeusExMachina and shoots the him]] straight in the head when his machine guns are disabled by other German aircraft.head. Note that that was quite a special case; [[FridgeLogic one may wonder why]] he didn't use this gun against Wolfert (the German pilot who spared his life) when his machine guns jammed. Well, considering it was the ''Black Falcon'' he was dealing with (who [[KickTheDog mercilessly killed an airman on the ground]], as well as shooting down Cassidy), he just ''had'' to kill the bastard in any way he could in revenge.]]
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