Pearl (1978)

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 Midge Forrest (3 episodes, 1978)
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 Col. Jason Forrest (3 episodes, 1978)
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 Capt. Cal Lankford (3 episodes, 1978)
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 Dr. Carol Lang (3 episodes, 1978)
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 Holly Nagata (3 episodes, 1978)
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 Lt. (j.g.) Doug North (3 episodes, 1978)
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 Mrs. Sally Colton, Madam (3 episodes, 1978)
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 Pvt. Billy Zylowski (3 episodes, 1978)
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 Sgt. Otto Chain (3 episodes, 1978)
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 1st Sgt. Walder (3 episodes, 1978)
Char Fontane ...
 Shirley (3 episodes, 1978)
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 Lily - General's Wife (3 episodes, 1978)
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 Cmdr. Michael North (3 episodes, 1978)
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 Ellie North (3 episodes, 1978)
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 Harrison (3 episodes, 1978)
Christian Vance ...
 Pvt. John Finger (3 episodes, 1978)
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 Patricia North (3 episodes, 1978)
Charles Lucia ...
 Lt. Christopher (3 episodes, 1978)
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 GMSN Cerruti (3 episodes, 1978)
John Fitzgibbons ...
 Looper (3 episodes, 1978)
Les Lannom ...
 Chief Looper (3 episodes, 1978)
Joseph Campanella ...
 Narrator (3 episodes, 1978)
Mike Miyashiro ...
 Cpl. Danny Nagata (3 episodes, 1978)
Seth Sakai ...
 Mr. Nagata (3 episodes, 1978)
Marik Yamoto ...
 Mrs. Mioko Nagata (3 episodes, 1978)
Elizabeth Smith ...
 Mrs. Lihuha (3 episodes, 1978)
Ben Cassidy ...
 The General (3 episodes, 1978)
Fred Stromsoe ...
 Cpl. Perkins (3 episodes, 1978)
John A. Lewis ...
 Donny (3 episodes, 1978)
Barbara Kelly ...
 Wife #1 (3 episodes, 1978)
Molly Mannix ...
 Waitress (3 episodes, 1978)
Kathy Stamos ...
 Wife #2 (3 episodes, 1978)
Kathy Lukather ...
 Wife #3 (3 episodes, 1978)
Lawrence T. Zerkel ...
 Lieutenant (3 episodes, 1978)
Moe Keale ...
 Sergeant (3 episodes, 1978)
Don Rockwell ...
 Cpl. Stroke (3 episodes, 1978)
Bill Edwards ...
 Dr. Begeham (3 episodes, 1978)
Fred Ball ...
 FBI Man #2 (3 episodes, 1978)
George P. Wilbur ...
 Marine Sergeant (3 episodes, 1978)
Tom Howse ...
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Alan Hathaway ...
 Soldier #2 (3 episodes, 1978)
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Tim Jefferies ...
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John Whitney ...
 The Doctor (3 episodes, 1978)
Valarie Ann Charles ...
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Marjorie Reynolds ...
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Tiffany Lynn ...
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Edward McDonald ...
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Robby Weaver ...
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Debbie Gamble ...
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Mike Senedecker ...
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This miniseries presents a cross-section of life in Pearl Harbor leading up to the Japanese attack and its immediate aftermath. Among the stories: A colonel's bitter wife seeks extramarital attention; a female doctor with painful memories resists a new love; a young naval officer falls for a Japanese-American woman. Pearl Harbor changes their lives and those of the people around them. Written by Anonymous

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Fierce. Unexpected. The day that changed everything.

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The Japanese fleet scenes, along with much of the attack on Pearl Harbor itself, was borrowed footage from the 1970 movie, "Tora, Tora, Tora." See more »

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Sappy, But Entertaining Miniseries
24 March 2003 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

I remember watching this on the Family Channel (yes, the family channel) a long time ago when I was little. At the time I wasn't sure what I was watching, but I did like the movie. I had time to waste, and this wasted time while being entertaining. I've seen the miniseries at least five times since then, when it's be re-run on various cable channels.

Whichever TV channel broadcast this originally, put a lot of work into it. On location filming, many of the biggest stars of 70s, and good special effects. With all this money put into these parts of the movie, the plot is slightly thin and melodramatic, and they "borrow" many action scenes from 'Tora, Tora, Tora' (good movie, but much more boring than this miniseries).

Angie Dickinson plays the bitchy wife of a colonel (Dennis Weaver), who tries to have an affair with a southern captain (Robert Wagner), and ultimately is involved in an affair with a private. Lesley Ann Warren is a doctor who is saved from suicide by Wagner. A local journalist of Japanese origin (Tiana Alexandra) is involved with a private (Adam Arkin). There's also a load of notable B actors that you can recognize from other films. All of them find themselves under attack on their island paradise of Hawaii.

Angie Dickinson and Lesley Ann Warren are both really attractive, and contribute decent performances considering the thin plot. Wagner and Weaver are both okay too. A pre-ER Adam Arkin contributes a good performance. And Tiana Alexandra is really under-rated. Sadly she disappeared after this miniseries. The supporting cast are all good, also. The plot is thin, though. They send Angie off on a long taxi ride in the middle of the series. Most of the relationships are unrealistic. And some of the historical facts are skewed (for the most part, because we learned more about the occurrences at Pearl Harbor after this miniseries was made).

Overall, if you have six hours to waste, take a look at this. Over-dramatic, but entertaining. You want a more historically accurate movie, see 'Tora, Tora, Tora'. More interested in actors who are still making movies and computerized special effects, see the even sappier (and, in my opinion, horrible) 'Pearl Harbor'.

Rating: 7/10


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