In 1839, the revolt of Mende captives aboard a Spanish owned ship causes a major controversy in the United States when the ship is captured off the coast of Long Island. The courts must decide whether the Mende are slaves or legally free.
Hysteria grips California in the wake of the bombing of Pearl Harbor. An assorted group of defenders attempt to make the coast defensible against an imagined Japanese invasion, in this big budget, big cast comedy. Members of a Japanese submarine crew scout out the madness, along with a Captain in Germany's Kreigsmarine (Navy). Written by
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Charlton Heston and John Wayne turned down the role of Major General Joseph W. Stilwell. Wayne phoned Director Steven Spielberg, who had given him the script, and not only turned it down due to ill health, but tried to get Spielberg to drop the project. Wayne felt it was unpatriotic and a slap in the face to World War II vets. Heston is thought to have turned it down for the same reasons. The role was taken by Robert Stack who, once in costume and make-up, bore a striking resemblance to the real General Stilwell. See more »
The sub shoots down the ferris wheel, it rolls down the peer, goes over the edge, and sinks pretty much in an upright position. It seems highly unlikely that the water would be deep enough for it to do so. Later, the tank falls in the water at roughly the same position, yet its turret remains above the water line. Obviously the tank isn't as tall as the ferris wheel. See more »
On December 7, 1941, the Naval Air Arm of the Imperial Japanese Fleet, in a surprise attack, struck the United States Naval Base at Pearl Harbor and hurtled an unsuspecting America into World War II.
American citizens were stunned, shocked and outraged at this treacherous attack. On the West Coast, paranoia gripped the entire population as panic-stricken citizens were convinced that California was the next target of the Imperial Japanese Forces.
Major General Joseph W. Stilwell, ...
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End credits feature scenes showing cast members screaming. See more »
There may be a list of the most expensive films ever made. There may be a list of the most stupid films every made.
This film is a kind of magical coalition. I am not sure if it is the most expensive stupidest film every made. Or the most stupid expensive film ever made.
The cost of paying just the lead actors for one day on the set would have been more than the total budget of many Australian feature films. Perhaps if I were ten years old I may have thought the film funny.
Perhaps if I had fallen asleep 30 seconds after the opening and woken up thirty seconds before the end I may have thought the film enjoyable.
The film is so bad that it is memorable. If you are the kind of person who has had a tooth pulled and then can't resist continually poking the hole with your tongue then this may be the film for you.
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