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Pearl Harbor (2001)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Drama, Romance  |  25 May 2001 (USA)
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Pearl Harbor follows the story of two best friends, Rafe and Danny, and their love lives as they go off to join the war.

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Pearl Harbor is a classic tale of romance set during a war that complicates everything. It all starts when childhood friends Rafe and Danny become Army Air Corps pilots and meet Evelyn, a Navy nurse. Rafe falls head over heels and next thing you know Evelyn and Rafe are hooking up. Then Rafe volunteers to go fight in Britain and Evelyn and Danny get transferred to Pearl Harbor. While Rafe is off fighting everything gets completely whack and next thing you know everybody is in the middle of an air raid we now know as "Pearl Harbor." Written by shoppingurl3

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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December 7, 1941 - The Day America Stood Still! See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama | Romance | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sustained intense war sequences, images of wounded, brief sensuality and some language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

25 May 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Tennessee  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$140,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$56,452 (Italy) (17 August 2001)

Gross:

$198,539,855 (USA) (30 November 2001)
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(70 mm print)| | | (8 channels)

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(archive footage)| (Technicolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The scene between Rafe McCawley (Ben Affleck) and Evelyn Johnson (Kate Beckinsale) at the Queen Mary was written by Michael Bay himself. See more »

Goofs

When the planes take off to bomb Tokyo, the captain of the carrier says "forward" in order to help them taking off. When the planes are still taking off, the carrier has its anchor chains as if it was anchored. See more »

Quotes

Rafe: You are so beautiful it hurts.
Evelyn: It's your nose that hurts.
Rafe: I think it's my heart.
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Crazy Credits

Unusually, Pearl Harbor started without showing the opening Touchstone and Bruckheimer logos; they only showed up after the end credits. See more »

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Referenced in It's a Boy Girl Thing (2006) See more »

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Washington in the News
Written and Performed by Jack Shaindlin
Courtesy of Associated Production Music, LLC
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yes its that bad
11 January 2005 | by (nyc baby) – See all my reviews

yes, its that bad, complete waste of time.

filled with useless fluff totally unrelated to Pearl Harbor.

Are you kidding me? how does a piece of crapola like this even get made? oh well, i will never know, but i do like movies like Hudson Hawk (totally underrated)..

so avoid this movie like the plague.

why did they have to make it 3 hrs? to make us suffer for 3 hrs?

i usually am not sooo critical, but its that bad this should be ranked worst movie ever....

even worse than Ishtar


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