The Red Tail

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  • 2009
  • 1 hr 27 min
  • 7.7  (7)

The movie “Red Tail” shares the story of Ray Koch, a Northwest airline employee who went on strike with his fellow workers when the company threatened to lay off union workers and outsource their jobs. The film shows the plight of working class mechanics, flight attendants, custodians and cleaners, from the early days of the strike until the end. In the film, Melissa Koch, Ray’s daughter, also shares her father’s journey to meet the Chinese worker who ended up taking his job when the airline outsourced 4,400 jobs. In the film, American and Chinese workers describe their experiences, but the identities of Chinese mechanics aren't revealed to protect them.

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The movie “Red Tail” shares the story of Ray Koch, a Northwest airline employee who went on strike with his fellow workers when the company threatened to lay off union workers and outsource their jobs. The film shows the plight of working class mechanics, flight attendants, custodians and cleaners, from the early days of the strike until the end. In the film, Melissa Koch, Ray’s daughter, also shares her father’s journey to meet the Chinese worker who ended up taking his job when the airline outsourced 4,400 jobs. In the film, American and Chinese workers describe their experiences, but the identities of Chinese mechanics aren't revealed to protect them.

The Red Tail is a 2009 documentary with a runtime of 1 hour and 27 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.7.

Where to Watch The Red Tail

The Red Tail is available to watch free on Kanopy. It's also available to stream, download and buy on demand at Amazon and YouTube VOD. Some platforms allow you to rent The Red Tail for a limited time or purchase the movie and download it to your device.

  • Release Date
    2009
  • Runtime
    1 hr 27 min
  • IMDB Rating
    7.7  (7)