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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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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:

Official Facebook | Official Site

Country:

USA | Hong Kong | Canada | China

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:

$56,824,286

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$122,735,757
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

As of 2020, the only known surviving aircraft confirmed to have participated in the Battle of Midway is a Douglas SBD-2 Dauntless, Bureau Number 2106. Also a veteran of the Pearl Harbor attacks, the early 1942 island raids, the latter as part of aircraft carrier USS Lexington's Bombing Squadron 2 (VB-2), 2106 had been handed down to U.S. Marine Scout Bombing Squadron 241 (VMSB-241), operating from Midway Island, in May 1942. On June 4, 1942, 2106, flown by First Lieutenant Daniel Iverson Jr. and Private First Class Wallace Reid, participated in and barely survived the island's unsuccessful counterstrike against the Japanese fleet, returning to Midway with over 200 holes and with both crew members wounded. Named the "Midway Madness" after the battle, 2106 returned to the United States to be used as a trainer aircraft, where it crashed into Lake Michigan in 1943. The aircraft was recovered in 1994 and, after restoration, now resides in the National Naval Aviation Museum in Florida. See more »

Goofs

John Ford was indeed wounded in the arm during the battle while filming for The Battle of Midway. However he was in a much more precarious position, standing on top of the power plant on Sand Island, one of the most obvious targets for the Japanese Navy. He survived multiple attacks. 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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Remake of Midway (1976) See more »

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Getting Some Fun Out of Life
Performed by Ana Maria Lombo (as Annie Trousseau)
Written by Joseph A. Burke and Edgar Leslie
Courtesy of Round Hill Music, BMG Rights Management (US) LLC, Warner Chappell Music Publishing
Arranged by Dan Reckard
Produced by Ana Maria Lombo
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ABSOLUTELY SEE IT
12 November 2019 | by mcstergSee all my reviews

I've read several of the critical reviews of "Midway"; they seem to reveal more about the cattiness of the reviewer than any understanding of the movie, or its message. I am part of the growing legion of American moviegoers who have pretty much given up on Hollywierd having any clue how to convince me to actually care enough about any of their offerings to part with the price of admission. I can wait a few months till they show up free on Youtube to confirm my suspicions that I haven't wasted my money. I made the rare exception this weekend to see "Midway", because I'm a history buff, and the previews I'd seen showed promise that the story would be properly told. That said, I went in with the full expectation that it might fail my already low expectations. Happy to say that it far exceeded my best hopes. Roland Emmerich has put together a gripping storyline that manages to get in all the important elements of an epic story in 128 minutes. For the story of the American victory at Midway is an epic tale that every American should become familiar with. Few Americans today can fathom what dire straits the US found itself in in 1942: Our battleships lay in twisted ruins on the bottom of Pearl Harbor; we had four aircraft carriers facing a Japanese navy with twelve, equipped with aircraft which were far superior to anything that was then available to American fliers; those aircraft were piloted by experienced men who had honed their craft in four years of war in China. We helplessly watched as thousands of American soldiers, sailors and Marines in the Pacific Islands and the Philippines were made captive, beyond the reach of our aid. All the Japanese had to do was to concentrate on Midway, overwhelm our inferior naval and air forces, and Hawaii and the West Coast would be wholly at their mercy. The essayist Matthew Arnold once said, "Have something to say, and say it as clearly as you can. That is all anyone needs to know about style." Emmerich follows his advice. No actors involved in "Midway" will be nominated for an Oscar. Which is another way of saying that there are no star turns which detract from telling the story. I will say that the actors are very believable in their roles; as the son of a Marine who fought in the Pacific, I found their portrayals pretty convincing. I'm firmly of the opinion that CGI effects are overused to distract from thin or non-existent plotlines. I credit Emmerich for using them to reinforce an already strong narrative. To those critics who found them overpowering, I inquire: How in hell do you think the shock of modern warfare registered on the men who actually faced it at Pearl Harbor and Midway? They called it "shell shock" for a damned good reason.


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