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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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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

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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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25 May 2001 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$140,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$75,177,654 (USA) (27 May 2001)

Gross:

$198,542,554 (USA)
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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 DVD commentary was done shortly after September 11, 2001. Michael Bay briefly makes parallels between 9/11 and the Attack on Pearl Harbor at the beginning of the commentary. See more »

Goofs

Special effects shots of the Japanese flagship, IJN Akagi, are accurate. However, Essex-class USS Lexington stood in for Akagi for scenes aboard ship and is visibly different. In particular, her island structure is much larger than Akagi's. 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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Referenced in King of the Hill: Returning Japanese (2002) See more »

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Bunk Bed Blues
Written by Bruce Fowler (as Bruce L. Fowler)
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horrible, horrible film
4 September 2004 | by (victoria, bc) – 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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