A maniac butchers a fashion model on a Caribbean island and leaves the body to be eaten by rats. The model's sister suspects something isn't quite right with the police investagation and ... See full summary »
In the year 1206 Norway is raged by civil war. The King's illegitimate infant son, Håkon Håkonsson, which half the kingdom wants killed off, is guarded in secrecy by two men. A story which changed the course of the country's history.
Torkel Dommersnes Soldal
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.
Best's lung problems were caused by an element of his rebreather to overheat, which created caustic soda to be generated. The rebreather contains a filter that removes carbon dioxide from expelled breath, making it possible to "re-breathe" expelled oxygen. This is supplemented by another tank containing oxygen to make up the difference. Best had contracted tuberculosis in his youth but it had remained dormant, contained in nodules that were sealed over in response to the initial infection. The caustic fumes penetrated these nodules, releasing the tuberculosis. He was later treated for it and cured. While his lungs had sustained some permanent damage, he was returned to health. See more »
The officers' uniforms, including that of Nimitz had not been washed with starch and pressed, which would have been the standard way to do things. The uniform jackets in this film are a complete mess of wrinkles. The fact that the costume department seems to have been unaware of the use of starch reveals a notable lack of competence. See more »
[repeated line, as he attempts to land on a carrier]
Hang in there kid, we're almost home.
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The opening credits, including the LIONSGATE logo, are sepia-toned and grainy, resembling old film of the 1940s, played over by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's Quarantine Speech. See more »