Flyboys is a 2006 war film directed by Tony Bill. Set against the backdrop of World War I, the film tells the story of the Lafayette Escadrille, a group of young Americans who volunteered for the French military before the United States entered the war, becoming the country's first fighter pilots. The movie stars James Franco as Blaine Rawlings, a Texas rancher who signs up to become a fighter pilot to escape his troubled past. The film depicts their training, their camaraderie, and the harrowing dogfights they experience in the air. The supporting cast includes Jean Reno, Martin Henderson, David Ellison, Jennifer Decker, Tyler Labine, Abdul Salis, and Philip Winchester.
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