efilmcritic.com - : The film opens as John Lithgow plans to make the plane's crew heroes when the return from their twenty-fifth and final mission. If you make it to twenty-five, then you are allowed to go home. The young captain, Matthew Modine, leads an even younger cast. We are so used to seeing grown men in their mid-thirties in these roles, it is refreshing to see age appropriate men in their early twenties here. My grandfather, a navigator on a cargo plane, was just over twenty during the war. more...