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
As of 2015, it's the only film directed by Michael Bay to ever win an Oscar (as Best Sound Editing). See more »
The movie depicted the Arizona getting bombed right at the onset of the attack, and the Oklahoma capsizing towards the end of the attack. The Oklahoma was actually hit early and capsized within about twelve minutes of the onset of the attack, and the catastrophic bomb hit on the Arizona took place shortly after the Oklahoma capsized. See more »
Returning from the dead wasn't all that I expected... but that's life.
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Unusually, Pearl Harbor started without showing the opening Touchstone and Bruckheimer logos; they only showed up after the end credits. See more »