Wing and a Prayer
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Wing and a Prayer
Former president Ronald Reagan may have genuinely believed that he was referring to a real-life act of selfless wartime bravery whenever repeating his "We'll bring this one down together" anecdote. In fact, he was merely quoting a scene from the above-average World War 2 drama A Wing and a Prayer. The setting is an American aircraft carrier, overseen by tough, unserving flight officer Don Ameche. When casualties begin piling up, the pilots blame Ameche, accusing him of being an indiscriminate butcher. Only when the tide of battle turns in favor of the Allies do the pilots realize… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Feels tougher and more focused as it continues, and it editorializes much less obviously than most movies of its genre and period do about who on screen is to be admired and who is to be regarded with unresolved ambivalence."
‑ Nick Davis, Nick's Flick Picks
"A manifest-protected foolhardy was more important to champion than cool consideration and calculated risk."
‑ Walter Chaw, Film Freak Central
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