Flyboys is a 2006 drama film set during World War I, starring James Franco, Martin Henderson, Jean Reno, Jennifer Decker, David Ellison and Tyler Labine. It was directed by Tony Bill, a pilot and aviation enthusiast,written by Phil Sears, Blake T. Evans and David S. Ward and story by Blake T. Evans.
The film follows the enlistment, training and aerial combat service of a group of young Americans who volunteer to become fighter pilots in the Lafayette Escadrille, the 124th air squadron formed by the French in 1916. The squadron consisted entirely of American volunteers who wanted to fly biplanes and fight in World War I during the early years when the United States remained neutral.
- Directed by Tony Bill. Written by Phil Sears and Blake T. Evans
("When you risk it all, the sky's the limit") (taglines)
(wondering why Cassidy is offering a pistol) "What's this for?
(offering Rawlings a pistol) "Plane catches fire you got three choices: You can burn with it all the way to the ground; You can jump several thousand feet; or you can take the quick and painless way out." [Handing gun to Beagle] "Good luck, gentlemen"