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This remarkable true story is based on the book The Story of Douglas Bader by Paul Brickhill. For Douglas Bader, life is a challenge. And to each challenge he responds with the determination to succeed. Above all else he excels as a flyer. Within weeks of his arrival at the Royal Air Force College, Cadet-pilot Bader has earned an accolade. Forced into giving a display Bader's plane crashes and he is rushed to hospital, where doctors expect him to die. But the Bader determination remains. He lives but loses both his legs, incredibly finding the determination to go on living ... and flying. During convalescence, the challenge grows. Bader is determined to live normally. At Roehampton Hospital, Bader is fitted with his new legs and with ferocious tenacity he learns to walk again. And he will fly again. For to Bader, flying and living are inseparable. But disappointment comes when Bader is grounded because regulations do not provide for a man without legs. War changes that, regulations are forgotten and Bader is back in the air. Quickly he wins promotion and the respect of all who fly with him and after the war, during which he is sent to Colditz, Bader's spirit remains as tenacious as ever. On September 15th 1945, as 300 aircraft fly in triumph over London, at their head in a Battle of Britain Spitfire, flies Wing Commander Douglas Bader DSO, DFC - the legless hero who was determined that nothing should beat him.

Reach For The Sky is an History, Drama movie that was released in 1956 and has a run time of 2 hr 10 min. It has received poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.2.

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| 1956 | 2 hr 10 min | 7.2/10
Cast
Kenneth More, Muriel Pavlow, Lyndon Brook, Lee Patterson
Studio
ITV Global Entertainment Ltd
Director
Lewis Gilbert
Language
English
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