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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.

Director:

Michael Bay

Writer:

Randall Wallace
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 13 wins & 51 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ben Affleck ... Rafe McCawley
Josh Hartnett ... Danny Walker
Kate Beckinsale ... Evelyn Johnson
William Lee Scott ... Billy
Greg Zola Greg Zola ... Lt. Anthony Fusco
Ewen Bremner ... Red
Alec Baldwin ... Doolittle
Jaime King ... Betty (as James King)
Catherine Kellner ... Barbara
Jennifer Garner ... Sandra
Jon Voight ... President Roosevelt
Cuba Gooding Jr. ... Doris 'Dorie' Miller
Michael Shannon ... Lt. Gooz Wood
Matthew Davis ... Joe (as Matt Davis)
Mako ... 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 he and Evelyn and Rafe hook up. Then Rafe volunteers to go fight in Britain, and Evelyn and Danny get transferred to Pearl Harbor. While Rafe is off fighting, suddenly one morning comes the air raid we now know as "Pearl Harbor." Written by shoppingurl3

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

It was the end of innocence, and the dawn of a nation's greatest glory. 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 »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

During the scene of Ben Affleck's character struggling to get out of the cockpit of his plane, the first punch he throws breaks the glass in the shape of a heart. Signifying the last thought going through his mind, his love. See more »

Goofs

Evelyn would have become pregnant about Nov. 11th by her timing. It was Apr. 18th when she was "typing" as the raid progressed. She would have been 5 months along, but not in maternity clothes. Rafe probably returned about two months later, 7 months, and still no maternity clothes. 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 »

Alternate Versions

DVD version in Hong Kong is also similar to the one in Japan as described, but:
  • the December 7th date is NOT changed;
  • Colonel James Doolittle's (Alec Baldwin) line "Kill as many of those bastards as possible" was changed to "I myself would choose a sweet little target";
  • a scene showing Japanese women in traditional kimonos and carrying parasols during Doolittle's Raid on Tokyo was NOT omitted.
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Connections

References From Here to Eternity (1953) See more »

Soundtracks

Blues in the Night (My Mama Done Tol Me)
Written by Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer
Performed by Woody Herman
Courtesy of MCA Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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User Reviews

 
I'm confused with all the hate of the film.
17 April 2019 | by joshhyltoSee all my reviews

I've never written a review before but after seen how many people are saying this film I thought I better. I actually think the film was great the main premise of the film which I feel most people have completely missed is a bond between two guys that is as strong as a brotherhood hood. The alpha one who has the confidence to take over the world and the quiter one both who would die for each other in an instance. And maybe it was just me but I really did feel the emotions that they feel throughout the film. It seems like a lot of people hate the film so maybe I'm missing something but i think its a great film. The film is not totally accurate but films don't need to be and I film is long which is the reason I suspect it gets so much hate.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Japanese | French

Release Date:

25 May 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tennessee See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$140,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$59,078,912, 27 May 2001

Gross USA:

$198,542,554

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$449,220,945
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (director's cut)

Sound Mix:

DTS-8 (70 mm print) (5.1 Surround Sound) (5.1)| DTS (as dts) (DTS HD Master Audio 5.1) (5.1 Surround Sound) (5.1)| Dolby Digital (as Dolby Digital) (Dolby Digital 5.1) (5.1 Surround Sound) (5.1)| SDDS (as Sony Dynamic Digital Sound) (8 channels) (5.1 Surround Sound) (5.1)| Dolby Atmos (Dolby Atmos) (5.1 Surround Sound) (5.1)| D-Cinema 48kHz 5.1 (D-Cinema prints) (5.1 Surround Sound) (5.1)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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