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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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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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Taglines:

December 7, 1941 - A Surprise Attack That Changed Their Lives Forever 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)  »

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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

Alec Baldwin spent time in flight simulators at Fort Rucker, Alabama to prepare for his role, as well as attending Officer Boot Camp and learning how to command a team of men in the field. See more »

Goofs

After the USS Arizona is hit, the ship is shown rising out of the water, and coming back down again. Yet, Dorrie Millier is shown with a tray of dishes in his hands, and nothing is disturbed. See more »

Quotes

Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle: That's bull-shit MacCawley... but it's very, very good bull-shit.
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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 American Wasteland (2005) See more »

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Jeepers Creepers
Written by Harry Warren and Johnny Mercer
Performed by Louis Armstrong
Courtesy of MCA Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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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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