A made-for-cable historical drama about the first all-black fighter squadron in the US army air corps, THE TUSKEGEE AIRMEN is polished, inspiring, and well acted.
On a train bound for Tuskegee Air Base in Alabama, Hannibal Lee (Laurence Fishburne) meets black fellow passengers Walter Peoples (Allen Payne), and Leroi Cappy (Malcolm Jamal Warner). All are flight cadets, going to join the 99th Fighter Squadron, a newly created unit. But the conductor makes
them vacate their compartment for German prisoners; Jim Crow still rules in 1942.
At Tuskegee they meet Lieutenant Glenn (Courtney B. Vance) and his white superiors: Major Joy (Chris Mcdonald), a bigot; and C...