Navy S.E.A.L. sniper Chris Kyle's pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield and turns him into a legend. Back home to his wife and kids after four tours of duty, however, Chris finds that it is the war he can't leave behind.
The story of the first major battle of the American phase of the Vietnam War, and the soldiers on both sides that fought it, while their wives wait nervously and anxiously at home for the good news or the bad news.
Marcus Luttrell and his team set out on a mission to capture or kill notorious Taliban leader Ahmad Shah, in late June 2005. Marcus and his team are left to fight for their lives in one of the most valiant efforts of modern warfare.
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
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 »
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 »
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.
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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Unusually, Pearl Harbor started without showing the opening Touchstone and Bruckheimer logos; they only showed up after the end credits. See more »
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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