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Pearl Harbor (2001)

PG-13 | | Action, Drama, History | 25 May 2001 (USA)
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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Capt. Rafe McCawley
... Capt. Danny Walker
... Nurse Lt. Evelyn Johnson
... Lt. Billy Thompson
Greg Zola ... Lt. Anthony Fusco
... Lt. Red Winkle
... Lt. Col. James Doolittle
... Nurse Betty Bayer (as James King)
... Nurse Barbara
... Nurse Sandra
... President Franklin Delano Roosevelt
... Petty Officer Doris Miller
... Lt. Gooz Wood
... Joe (as Matt Davis)
... Adm. Isoroku Yamamoto
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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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Man the Guns - Join the Fight[WWII Retro Poster] 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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Box Office

Budget:

$140,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$75,177,654, 27 May 2001, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$198,542,554

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$449,220,945
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(70 mm print) (5.1 Surround Sound) (5.1)| (as dts) (DTS HD Master Audio 5.1) (5.1 Surround Sound) (5.1)| (as Dolby Digital) (Dolby Digital 5.1) (5.1 Surround Sound) (5.1)| (as Sony Dynamic Digital Sound) (8 channels) (5.1 Surround Sound) (5.1)| (Dolby Atmos) (5.1 Surround Sound) (5.1)| (D-Cinema prints) (5.1 Surround Sound) (5.1)

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(Technicolor)

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2.55 : 1
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Trivia

Ashton Kutcher lost the role of Danny Walker to Josh Hartnett. See more »

Goofs

Throughout the attack scene, the placement of the battleships in Battleship Row changes. When the Oklahoma is shown capsizing, in some scenes she is correctly moored next to the Maryland, in other scenes she is next to the destroyed Arizona. In some parts the capsized ship is even surrounded by some sort of fog with no ships around her. When Admiral Kimmel is on the small boat touring the harbor after the attack, the Oklahoma is next to the Arizona and other battleships that seem to have been placed in a random clutter next to each other, instead of the line that they were in that morning. Even in the scene showing Pearl Harbor at an aerial view right before the attack, the Geography of Ford Island and the placement of the battleships is wrong. Battleship Row isn't even visible. See more »

Quotes

Rafe: [in a letter to Evelyn] It's not easy making friends here. Two days ago I had a beer with a couple of the RAF pilots. Yesterday both of them got killed.
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Connections

Featured in The 74th Annual Academy Awards (2002) See more »

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Washington in the News
Written and Performed by Jack Shaindlin
Courtesy of Associated Production Music, LLC
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Historically inaccuracies
4 February 2007 | by 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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