I, too, read the book in high school. I saw the movie years before.You might be right there Rick. I read the book in high school and saw the movie a few years later. It definitely followed the book. -Lloyd 🍻
__After watching that movie as a kid I went straight out and bought a Revell F9F-5 1:72 model kit- I logged many hours flying that plane around the house. Great memories.
____In the book, Corsairs. In the movie, Skyraiders.
The Bearcat never saw combat in Korea. Or, for that matter, anywhere in US service. Only the French and VNAF moved mud with them.
I loved models as a kid....tanks, jeeps, aircraft, navy ships, cars, etc. Spent many hours with cement, paint, and those water soluble decals.After watching that movie as a kid I went straight out and bought a Revell F9F-5 1:72 model kit- I logged many hours flying that plane around the house. Great memories.
Very cool. I saw Mickey and Ann Miller back in the mid 80s, I think, when they toured the review, Sugar Babies. Got to meet them back stage after. I did theater for over 30 years myself, and have a great appreciation for stage crew. The crew that traveled with our company from town to town had to work harder than any of the artists or musicians!I did a show with Mickey rooney back in 73. He arrived with an armed bodyguard! Too many alimony servers! LOL. not a bad guy. I was a stagehand for 34 years. Have some stories to tell!