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Pearl Harbor (2001)

PG-13 | | Action, Drama, History | 25 May 2001 (USA)
A tale of war and romance mixed in with history. The story follows two lifelong friends and a beautiful nurse who are caught up in the horror of an infamous Sunday morning in 1941.

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Storyline

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

Taglines:

December 7, 1941 - A day that shall live in infamy See more »


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)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$140,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$75,177,654, 27 May 2001, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$198,542,554

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$449,220,945
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Technical Specs

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| (director's cut)

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(70 mm print)| | | (8 channels)

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(archive footage)| (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

According to Michael Bay, after the film came out, he got a letter from Daniel Martínez, the world's foremost expert on Pearl Harbor, and the Director of the Pearl Harbor Museum. In the letter, Bay says that Martinez wrote, "You got the essence of what happened right." See more »

Goofs

Multiple New York-class battleships are shown being attacked in the raid. Neither of these ships was in the Pacific at the time. At the time of Pearl Harbor, the USS New York was in Newfoundland, and the USS Texas was in Maine. The USS Texas, the ship used in the filming process, was used as it was the only surviving World War II-era American battleship with features, like the 1930s-era tall, fire-director tripod masts, that could 'substitute' for the actual battleships in Hawaii on December 7. See more »

Quotes

[while Evelyn is fixing up a cut on Doris Miller's head]
Evelyn: [referring to the cut] Where'd you get this?
Dorie Miller: Boxin'.
Evelyn: You win?
Dorie Miller: Yes, Ma'am.
Evelyn: And what do you get for winning?
Dorie Miller: Respect.
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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 »

Connections

References From Russia with Love (1963) See more »

Soundtracks

Hilo March
Performed by Kalama's Quartet
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Frequently Asked Questions

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User Reviews

 
horrible, horrible film
4 September 2004 | by See all my reviews

You know what really bothered me? The fact that they advertised this film as one thing (the attack on pearl harbor) and actually gave us another (love triangle drama before, after, and during pearl harbor).

So little time was spent on the actual battle and the memorable instances within it that one wondered if they had even bothered to research it. Heck, they couldn't even bother to take out the modern US navy destroyers still at the harbor during filming (with cgi)!

Don't bother with this film, it was horrible. Go rent Tora,Tora,Tora. An excellent and faithful reproduction of BOTH sides of the battle via a joint directorial effort and 2 production teams, melded into one strong movie.


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