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Midway (2019)

PG-13 | | Action, Drama, History | 8 November 2019 (USA)
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The story of the Battle of Midway, told by the leaders and the sailors who fought it.

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Roland Emmerich

Writer:

Wes Tooke
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ed Skrein ... Dick Best
Patrick Wilson ... Edwin Layton
Woody Harrelson ... Chester W. Nimitz
Luke Evans ... Wade McClusky
Mandy Moore ... Ann Best
Luke Kleintank ... Clarence Dickinson
Dennis Quaid ... William 'Bull' Halsey
Aaron Eckhart ... Jimmy Doolittle
Keean Johnson ... James Murray
Nick Jonas ... Bruno Gaido
Etsushi Toyokawa ... Isoroku Yamamoto
Tadanobu Asano ... Tamon Yamaguchi
Darren Criss ... Eugene Lindsey
Brandon Sklenar ... George 'Tex' Gay
Jake Manley ... Willie West
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Storyline

MIDWAY centers on the Battle of Midway, a clash between the American fleet and the Imperial Japanese Navy which marked a pivotal turning point in the Pacific Theater during WWII. The film, based on the real-life events of this heroic feat, tells the story of the leaders and soldiers who used their instincts, fortitude and bravery to overcome the odds.

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Taglines:

One battle turned the tide of war. See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama | History | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sequences of war violence and related images, language and smoking | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

USA | China | Hong Kong | Canada

Language:

English | Japanese | Mandarin

Release Date:

8 November 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Midway See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,897,419, 10 November 2019

Gross USA:

$56,846,802

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$125,414,592
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Technical Specs

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The Doolittle raid caused little damage, and had no strategic importance. However, it was a huge morale boost to U.S. forces, and a major blow to the morale of the Japanese military, who felt their home islands were impenetrable. While these two reasons are partial causes they do not represent the basic reasoning for the Midway attack. See more »

Goofs

In the Order of Battle VT-8 (TBD torpedo planes) from Hornet attacked first, not VT-6 torpedo planes from Enterprise. Yorktown's VT-3 attacked last and actually had fighter cover from VF-3 commanded by CDR John Thatch. See more »

Quotes

James Murray: What if we get shot down ?
Dick Best: I'm not going to end up as a POW, and neither are you.
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In the opening credits, the LIONSGATE logo is monochrome and grainy ; as if to mimic film of its day. See more »

Connections

Remake of Midway (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

All or Nothing at All
Performed by Ana Maria Lombo (as Annie Trousseau)
Written by Jack Lawrence and Arthur Altman
Courtesy of Round Hill Music and Universal Music Publishing Group
Arranged by Dan Reckard
Produced by Ana Maria Lombo
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User Reviews

 
More than you'd expect
9 November 2019 | by xhalonickSee all my reviews

Critics are trashing this film, I went into it skeptical. After, I'm not so sure why. They tell a simplified story of the events leading up to, and eventually the battle of midway. You get to see two sides of life, the Japanese and the American forces. The script is fine, acting is pretty good in my opinion as well (shout out to Dennis Quaid, he is a great salty kinda guy). CGI was not that bad, especially for fast paced scenes. Only complaint is it is a bit long, which I understand due to how much they wanted to include. But there were 2-3 times I thought it might end, but there were still a few minutes left. In the end, a solid war movie that, in my opinion, does a great job showing some brutality of war, in addition to brothership and slice of life of the time. A solid film to honor the brave men and women that died for a better future.


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