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Midway (2019)

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


Roland Emmerich


Wes Tooke
241 ( 16)
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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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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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


One battle turned the tide of 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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Did You Know?


Best's lung problems were caused by an element of his rebreather overheating, 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 eventually returned to good health. See more »


When Admiral Halsey dismisses Bruno Gaido after his promotion, they are inside and Halsey salutes first. Salutes are usually not exchanged indoors, and the junior person should salute first. However, officers sometimes salute junior personnel as a sign of great respect. After Gaido shot down a Japanese bomber from a parked aircraft, Halsey might salute a hero whenever and wherever he wished. See more »


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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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 »


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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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User Reviews

Historicaly correct but visualy not
11 November 2019 | by todorgergelySee all my reviews

I'm just coming from the cinema, Midway is a worth to see movie, but the filmmakers used a bit too much CGI, sometimes you feel like watching a Medal of Honor game trailer.

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Release Date:

8 November 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada See more »


Box Office


$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,897,419, 10 November 2019

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Technical Specs


Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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