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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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How 'Midway' Fuses WWII History and Cinema Spectacle

On this IMDbrief, we break down how director Roland Emmerich and writer Wes Tooke blend historical accuracy with a little Hollywood magic in Midway.

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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:

$17,897,419

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$18,132,529
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Surround 7.1

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In the movie, at the beginning of the attack by Midways planes on the Japanese, it is depicted that about 12-16 twin engine B-24 bombers conducted a level bombing against Nagumos flagship, the Akagi.

In reality, Midway only had 4 B-24s deployed... they were bravely the first to attack at 0710. They had been converted to torpedo bombers and approached at a very low level, not high up to bomb as in the film. of the 4, 2 were shot down by intense AA fire, and the leader, severely damaged, conducted what may be the first kamikaze attack of the war (YES an American), attempting to hit Admiral Nagumos bridge to kill him and missed at the last minute by as little as 5 feet by Japanese accounts. There is much historical debate as to whether this scare might have affected Nagumos thinking in the next 15 minutes and resulted in the Japanese disaster. See more »

Goofs

A scene at the Pearl Harbor Officer's Club showed both officers and enlisted men enjoying an evening of drinking and dancing. Enlisted personnel are never permitted in Officer's Clubs. Second, in the many dogfight scenes between the US SBD Dauntless diver bombers and the Japanese Zero fighters, the action suggests that the big, slow Dauntless was just as nimble as the very agile Zero. The Zero had superior flight characteristics to the Dauntless, including much faster air speed and rates of climb. In reality, the Dauntless would have been shot to pieces within a few minutes of engaging a Zero in aerial combat, which is what happened to the majority of the Navy's dive bombers at Midway. See more »

Quotes

Edwin Layton: Pearl Harbor is the greatest intelligence failure in American history.
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Connections

Remake of Midway (1976) See more »

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User Reviews

 
Well done
5 November 2019 | by rgregsheppard-18084See all my reviews

A bit Hollywood but a good movie. Much better than the embarrassment of the movie Pearl Harbor.


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