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Pearl Harbor (2001)

 -  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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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:

Man the Guns - Join the Fight[WWII Retro Poster] 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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(archive footage)| (Technicolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The premiere for the film was held at Pearl Harbor aboard the carrier USS John Stennis; bleachers were set up on the flight deck, and the hangar bay was converted into a 1940s-style nightclub for the after party. See more »

Goofs

During the attack 'Sgt. Earl' uses a SCR-536 'handie-talkie' to communicate with Rafe and Danny's planes. This portable radio was primarily meant for short-range tactical use among ground troops and not as a ground-to-air radio and would not have likely been issued to Air Corps units. Under absolutely ideal conditions the radio had a maximum range of 3 miles, meaning that it would have been out of range of the P-40s in the film most of the time. See more »

Quotes

Nurse Martha: I joined the army to do MY patriotic duty... AND... to meet guys.
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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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Spoofed in Win a Date with Tad Hamilton! (2004) See more »

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Jumpin' at the Woodside
Written by Count Basie
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Courtesy of MCA Records
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Historical Trivia
24 November 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In 1941 it cost the Empire of Japan 147 thousand dollars to stage the three hour attack on Pearl Harbor.

In 2001 Michael Bay spent $132 MILLION dollars to film the event, and ran four minutes longer.

Even taking into account 60 years of inflation, the Japanese did a better job with a smaller budget...

Due to the ten line minimum submission this may be too short - but sometimes less is more.

20th Century Fox already did the Pearl Harbor attack in Tora Tora Tora

  • and did an excellent job. Michael Bay should have left well enough


alone.


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