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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.

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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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:

Filmnegah [Iran] | Official Facebook | See more »

Country:

China | USA

Language:

English

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:

$35,140,773

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$53,752,771
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Midway airport in Chicago, IL is named after the battle of Midway. See more »

Goofs

The SBD Dauntless did not have dual .30 caliber machine gun mounts for the rear gunners until after the Coral Sea battle. The SBD-2s were 'upgunned' with the dual .30s just prior to the Battle of Midway. The film shows dual-.30s earlier than Midway. See more »

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Edwin Layton: Pearl Harbor is the greatest intelligence failure in American history.
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Excellent Movie and Historically Accurate
9 November 2019 | by atomsmasher3See all my reviews

This is an excellent historical portrayal of the Battle of Midway, and some of the events that led up to it. There is a lot of intensity throughout the film, and it shows how some of the decisions on both sides were truly a gamble in that time. There were no satellites, gps systems, or sophisticated radar systems. The only missing pieces to this movie, as noted by others, is the lack of US fighter planes. Maybe it is intended to focus mainly on the Dauntless pilots. I took my wife and kids to see this movie, as it seems much of the history of this country is being forgotten. I am so glad I did. The kids had no idea that any of this happened. As for the critics that wrote negative reviews and trashed this movie, I think attributes to a lot of what is wrong with this country today. People who decided not to see this movie, on Veterans Day weekend, based on the critics reviews, are truly missing an excellent movie. This movie is historically accurate, with no lame love story, or fictional substories.


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