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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.

Director:

Roland Emmerich

Writer:

Wes Tooke
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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

Dennis Quaid Honors the Real Life Heroes of 'Midway'

Midway features characters based on real people who fought in World War II. Dennis Quaid and his co-stars explain the honor of portraying those who gave everything for their country.

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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.

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The battle that turned the 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?

Trivia

It was Edwin Layton's idea to invite John Ford to shoot footage of the Midway battle, as he thought it would be good for morale. Layton went to Chester W. Nimitz and the Admiral agreed to give Ford and his cameraman the opportunity. The resulting footage would later be edited as the promotional documentary The Battle of Midway (1942). Ford, pleased with the result, gave Layton a big part in Big Jim McLain (1952). See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the attack, 12-16 twin engine B-26 bombers conduct a level bombing against Nagumo's flagship, the Akagi. In reality, Midway only had 4 B-26s deployed, and these had been crudely fitted with torpedoes, so they would have attacked at about the same altitude as the Navy Devastators seen before and after the scene. See more »

Quotes

Clarence Dickinson: What are Army planes doing on a carrier ?
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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 »


Soundtracks

All or Nothing at All
Performed by Ana Maria Lombo (as Annie Trousseau)
Written by Jack Lawrence and Arthur Altman
Courtesy of Round Hill Music and Universal Music Publishing Group
Arranged by Dan Reckard
Produced by Ana Maria Lombo
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More than you'd expect
9 November 2019 | by xhalonickSee all my reviews

Critics are trashing this film, I went into it skeptical. After, I'm not so sure why. They tell a simplified story of the events leading up to, and eventually the battle of midway. You get to see two sides of life, the Japanese and the American forces. The script is fine, acting is pretty good in my opinion as well (shout out to Dennis Quaid, he is a great salty kinda guy). CGI was not that bad, especially for fast paced scenes. Only complaint is it is a bit long, which I understand due to how much they wanted to include. But there were 2-3 times I thought it might end, but there were still a few minutes left. In the end, a solid war movie that, in my opinion, does a great job showing some brutality of war, in addition to brothership and slice of life of the time. A solid film to honor the brave men and women that died for a better future.


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Country:

China | Hong Kong | Canada | USA

Language:

English | Japanese | Mandarin

Release Date:

8 November 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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:

$125,647,353
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2.39 : 1
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