The story of the Battle of Midway, told by the leaders and the sailors who fought it.

Director:

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:

The battle that turned the war. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

The Mitchell bombers are referred to as "army" planes. The United States Army Air Corps was formed in 1907. It became the United States Air Force, a separate entity, in 1947. See more »

Goofs

The Rolls Royce used in Japan is a "resto-mod": it has been lowered and has modern wire wheels instead of disks. See more »

Quotes

Dick Best: [shouting at the staff car] Hey, Nimitz ! when are you going to let us hit those Japs ?
Staff Officer (Nimitz): [embarrassed] I'm sorry, Sir. Shall I get their names ?
Chester W. Nimitz: No. It's good to know at least some of the men still want to fight.
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Crazy Credits

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 »


Soundtracks

Jersey Bounce
Performed by Ana Maria Lombo (as Annie Trousseau)
Music written by Tiny Bradshaw, Edward Johnson (as Eddie Johnson), Bobby Plater
Lyrics written by Buddy Feyne
Courtesy of Music Sales Corporation
Arranged by Dan Reckard
Produced by Ana Maria Lombo
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Just an OK movie
17 November 2019 | by jrougeux-71286See all my reviews

Overdone special effects. The story was historically accurate but the plot was pretty boring. Maybe they tried to cover too much time in one movie. The 1976 Midway was much better


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Details

Country:

USA | 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:

$126,696,475
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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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