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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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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

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| (director's cut)

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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

To simulate the U.S.S. Oklahoma capsizing, the crew constructed the world's largest-ever gimbal. It took Special Effects Supervisor John Frazier four months to design, and a further four months for he and Production Designer Nigel Phelps to build. It weighed seven hundred thousand pounds, was made of pure steel, could rise twenty-five degrees into the air, and do a one-hundred-eighty-degree barrel turn. In the film, as the Oklahoma rolls over, the back four hundred fifty feet is CGI, but the front portion is the real gimbal, with over one hundred fifty real stuntmen on it. See more »

Goofs

When the casket is carried out from the airplane by Ben Afflek there's is a zoom-in on his Hamilton Kakhi wristwatch which is not running at all. See more »

Quotes

A pilot: What if we have to bail out over Japan?
Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle: Well, in that situation, I can't tell you what to do.
Rafe: What would you do, colonel?
Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle: I wasn't built to be a prisoner... so I would have my crew bail out. I'd find the sweetest military target I could and drive my plane right smack into the middle of it and kill as many of those bastards as I possibly could.
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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 Running Away (2004) 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 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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