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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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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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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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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

While scouting locations for the film, the producers found that the modern city that most resembled 1942 Tokyo was Gary, Indiana. A team photographed that city from the air, and integrated the resulting footage into the film. For that reason, during the depiction of the Doolittle bombing raid on Tokyo, the planes are actually bombing Gary, Indiana. See more »

Goofs

At the RAF airfield, Spitfires are shown lined up right in front of the ground crew's tents. After almost two years at war, and with Luftwaffe attacks still a regular occurrence, it seems highly unlikely that any RAF squadron would be stupid enough to try and sleep on top of their aircraft, which might be bombed or strafed at any time. In reality the only thing that close to the aircraft would have been the dispersal hut where pilots on readiness that day would wait for a scramble order. See more »

Quotes

Admiral Chester W. Nimitz: So, sir, you would have us mobilize the entire fleet, at the cost of millions of dollars, based on this 'spine-tingling' feeling of yours?
Captain Thurman: No, sir. I understand my job is to gather and interpret material. Making difficult decisions based on incomplete information from my limited decoding ability is your job, sir.
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Connections

Referenced in Unsung Heroes of Pearl Harbor (2001) 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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Historical Trivia
24 November 2008 | by See all my reviews

In 1941 it cost the Empire of Japan 147 thousand dollars to stage the three hour attack on Pearl Harbor.

In 2001 Michael Bay spent $132 MILLION dollars to film the event, and ran four minutes longer.

Even taking into account 60 years of inflation, the Japanese did a better job with a smaller budget...

Due to the ten line minimum submission this may be too short - but sometimes less is more.

20th Century Fox already did the Pearl Harbor attack in Tora Tora Tora - and did an excellent job. Michael Bay should have left well enough alone.


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