Why 'Red Tails' resonates
Actor Cuba Gooding, Jr. weighs in
- Duration 4:25
- Date Jan 31, 2012
Actor Cuba Gooding, Jr. weighs in
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Welcome back to the movie red -- tells the story of the Tuskegee airmen who broke barriers in the US military in World War II.
Oscar winner Cuba Gooding junior plays a major in the movie.
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I have -- the next thing smoking back home and make room for the men who want stand and fight.
Oscar winner Cuba Gooding junior is here today for more details good morning good -- it's always that guy that's a major Emanuel stance who.
Help those young men fly and then sites in.
Turn those boys and men in.
Honoring the Tuskegee airman with the with the -- you know we've heard the term to Steve Yzerman wore.
Decades but so few people actually know the story time and it's called red tails because because they painted the end of the -- mustang 51 -- Two signify when you knew that they were -- flying with you were protected properly.
Cuba what was it important for you to be involved in this movie this George Lucas produced movies I think that's that's that's the words right there George Lucas the first time we did it was for HBO was a little two million dollar movie.
And you know it it basically dealt with the racism that they had to overcome in Tuskegee Alabama before joining the war effort.
This was going to be George lucas' visual.
You know extravaganza.
And would enable people who saw the movie you feel like they released 51 mustang so I said I -- -- involved.
You know it and it touches on something you don't think about much racism during war.
Yeah exactly -- of the military was segregated 1940.
-- and and -- so these guys had you know they -- overcome racism on the ground as well as at home you know and and then fight the good fight in the -- swearing in the air it is it true that -- either in this movie or leave the earlier one that the -- one for atrial.
You had a little problem in the cockpit.
Well whenever you have professionally -- trying to show you what they do so you can have appreciation of what they do.
They did the Phillips in the circles and -- had to -- -- -- actually in an airplane I was the vomit comet and found well exactly.
-- -- -- into the rest of my ability.
-- -- doesn't -- when asked about -- -- guys who writes for the Washington Post is seems Cortland Malloy the headlines around.
-- the headline is red tails a dis service to distinctly airmen right have you heard any criticism of this movie so far like well sometimes.
When you're doing a story about real people you have to humanize them so there are certain flaws that people have been.
And so that people can relate to them there's a couple of characters in the movie that have you know these problems -- -- has a drinking problem another airman.
You know it's kind of rebellious.
And but but the good thing is is they're not the focus and of the movie and that isn't the focus of their.
There inspiration you know they they overcome these these.
You know these these problems and -- character to do great things.
And at least we're talking about the red -- you know I was frustrated -- -- like to say they each field will be.
Because I was twenty something years old -- even -- these men existed you know and here I am supposed to have an education and another black men fought in World War II.
To such to courage and honor so.
You know everybody's got their opinions you know but I think ultimately our message is one of hope and uplift and.
It and for what's the number one reason you would like to see people go to to watch the movies so they they know what about these guys that they fought valiantly that they were honored that they were decorated serviceman.
And that they they acted selflessly in these planes to protect these B 51.
Bombers on their bombs.
On their -- on -- And -- and they enjoy themselves.
To see a movie that this -- something that.
But George hasn't been inspired to -- since you know Star Wars it -- a lost -- We'll these guys certainly -- war hero of sorts -- get the word out have to see the movie.
Cuba Gooding junior thank you very much a check out the movie it is called written -- has since there.