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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

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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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Tennessee  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$140,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$75,177,654 (USA) (25 May 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)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In the scenes during the Doolittle Raid where it appears the actors are actually flying the planes, they actually are. No CG was used. Alec Baldwin, Josh Hartnett, and Ben Affleck were all given basic flight training so they could handle the planes. To get the various shots of the actors in the pilot's seat, the "real" pilot would simply pilot the plane to the desired destination, and then switch seats with the actor, who would take the controls while the camera crew moved alongside to get the shot. The actor and pilot would then switch seats again. See more »

Goofs

At several points during the pearl harbor attack scenes several Ticonderoga or Spruance class cruisers were shown, some being hit by bombs. You can clearly tell by the iconic American superstructure design below the bridge. Both ships were designed and laid down after 1970, and so would have not been in WW2, or anytime soon after it. See more »

Quotes

Danny: [exiting from theater] Evelyn!
Evelyn: Danny! Some comedy, huh?
Danny: Yeah.
Evelyn: It's been a while.
Danny: Yeah, I've been busy training and stuff.
Evelyn: Yeah, I've kinda been avoiding you too.
DannyEvelyn: Listen, do you...
Danny: Do you want to?
Evelyn: Yeah.
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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

Referenced in National Treasure: Book of Secrets (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

There You'll Be
Written by Diane Warren
Produced by Trevor Horn and Byron Gallimore
Performed by Faith Hill
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records
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Historically inaccuracies
4 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Army Air Force Pilots who flew for the Eagle Squadron in the Battle of Britain had to resign from the Army. They did not arrive wearing their uniform.

Roosevelt never demonstrated to his cabinet how he struggled to walk again.

In the attack scene, the Japanese planes fly over Spruance class destroyers and Perry class Fast Frigates. These are ships built in the 70's & '80's Near the end of the film, Navy nurses are being awarded the Purple Heart. this is a medal awarded to armed forces personnel wounded in battle. I don't recall seeing any nurse wounded. And no pilot would ever play "chicken" in a military aircraft


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