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Set during World War I before the United States enters the war (that,s 1917 for those who are scratching their heads), James Franco stars as Blaine Rawlings , a Texas rancher who has lost his family and is about to lose the ranch (and somehow stole his name from a soap opera).Without any other options, he heads to France to become a fighter pilot with the Lafayette Escadrille and to help defeat Germany.
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In FLYBOYS, James Franco (SPIDER-MAN) plays Blaine Rawlings, a troubled American who heads to France to join the Lafayette Escadrille, an elite group of American pilots in World War I who were sent into battle against the Germans.
Blaine Rawlings, a young man ...
Blaine Rawlings, a young man who was about tolose his ranch and be arrested, motivating him toenter World War I as a fighter pilot before theAmerican government joined the fight.He meets a
...portrays Blaine Rawlings, a young rancher from
becomes the defacto leader of the group, and many of the otherpilots look to him for support and advice.Rawlings
has also developed a relationship with a
romance between Rawlings
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James Dean look-alike James Franco stars as Blaine Rawlings, a taciturn Texas rancher who loses his family farm to foreclosure, beats up a banker and heads to France one step ahead of an arrest warrant.He's
joined in training by Briggs Lowry (Tyler Labine), a rich boy determined to prove his
worth to a domineering dad; Eddie Beagle (David Ellison), a nice fellow with an unpleasant secret; Lyle Porter (Michael Jibson), who believes "Onward, Christian Soldiers" is a command from the Lord; and Eugene Skinner (Abdul Salis), a black American expatriate who quits a lucrative boxing career to give something back to the country that welcomed him. (There really was such an African-American in the Escadrille.He
performed admirably until the United States entered the war and refused to let him fly any more because of his
French star Jean Reno shows up all the other actors with his wryly authoritative work as the Escadrille commander, and Jennifer Decker has the dubious honor of playing the main female role of Lucienne, a villager for whom Rawlings
develops a dangerous passion.
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James Franco plays Blaine Rawlings, a Texas cowpoke that takes off for France to defend against the Germans during WWI.
gets a crash course as a fighter pilot with the Lafayette Escadrille Squadron
of the French Air Service before becoming distracted from his military duties by local farm girl Lucienne (Jennifer Decker).