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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601 ( 222)
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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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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 scenes of the sailors trying to get off the Arizona by climbing across a rope hand over hand are echos of a similar experience described in a book titled "All the Gallant Men". (2016) An Arizona sailor, Donald Stratton wrote the book, authored by Ken Gire. In the book, Stratton describes how a sailor, Joe George on the ship Vestal, which was moored alongside the Arizona, threw a line to the Arizona so the men could escape to the Vestal. During the rescue, the captain of the Vestal ordered George to cut all lines to the Arizona so the Vestal could move away. George refused, knowing it would mean death for the men trying to cross over. Despite threats of court martial from the captain, George maintained the line until Stratton and several of his shipmates made it to the safety of the Vestal. See more »

Goofs

The steel pot helmets worn by the gun crews on the ships were not issued until later in the war. Rather, the helmets were the same 'soup bowl' style that are seen on the soldiers on the island. See more »

Quotes

William 'Bull' Halsey: That's the bravest damn thing I think I've ever seen.
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Crazy Credits

The end credits are played over black and white footage of the ballroom singer (played by Ana Maria Lombo who is also known as Annie Trousseau) in the Honolulu officer's club seen earlier in the film performing the entire song "All or Nothing At All". See more »

Connections

Referenced in Nostalgia Critic: Did Joker Imagine Batman? (2019) 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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User Reviews

 
Awesome movie
9 November 2019 | by loversofmoviesSee all my reviews

Far better than what I thought it would be. Tense War movie. I really enjoyed this movie which is based on true life events. Please don't think this movie is anything like the pearl harbour movie because it isn't.


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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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