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Dauntless: The Battle of Midway (2019)

By June 1942, the Japanese Navy has swept across the Pacific. In an effort to change the course of the war, a United States carrier group is positioned off the coast of Midway, tasked with ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Joe Barrino Joe Barrino ... Seaman
Aidan Bristow ... Pags
Jerry Buteyn Jerry Buteyn ... Dockmaster
Louie Chapman ... Smokey
Jamison Coe Jamison Coe ... Vass
Wyatt Derman ... Wilcox
John Enick ... Keaney
Mendel Fogelman Mendel Fogelman ... Doc
Drew Garrett ... McClusky
Alejandro Gehry Alejandro Gehry ... Lembo
Nicholas Golowko Nicholas Golowko ... Lawson
Demetris Hartman ... Ware
C. Thomas Howell ... Commander Miles Browning
Will Jorgenson ... Kopel
Paul Kennedy Jr. ... Jackson
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By June 1942, the Japanese Navy has swept across the Pacific. In an effort to change the course of the war, a United States carrier group is positioned off the coast of Midway, tasked with springing a trap on the enemy. During this pivotal battle, the two-man crew of a U.S. Navy dive bomber is forced to ditch in the sea. Set adrift, the men look towards their comrades for rescue; namely, the ragtag crew of a PBY Catalina, who are sent to search for survivors. Amid the vast openness of the Pacific, with days passing and the chance of rescue fading, the men are forced to face their own mortality.

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When the battle ends, the fight for survival begins

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6 September 2019 (USA) See more »

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Dauntless See more »

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The movie was originally cast and filmed under the title Adrift. When the 2018 film Adrift came out the producers changed the name to Dauntless. After the film was sold off for distribution the title was changed again to Dauntless: The Battle of Midway. See more »

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The Actual Events as they Actually Happened
6 September 2019 | by AlanAtTheMoviesSee all my reviews

It's challenging to portray all the harrowing details of one of America's greatest military victories within the time frame of a movie, so some of the major historical story lines are abbreviated. However, as far as I can tell, the main characters of this movie speak the actual words as history has recorded them. I can't express how refreshing it is to view a movie that respects history and doesn't bend it to the whim of our current culture.

I was on the edge of my seat during the battle scenes, and when Admiral Spruance called for the flight deck to be lit at night so the pilots could find the ship, in direct contradiction to Navy doctrine - yet, exactly as it happened - I nearly became emotional.

You'll no doubt notice the budget for this movie was somewhat limited, but the CGI is great and the movie includes some strong acting performances. I hope this is the beginning of a long line of historically accurate productions from Bayou Productions.


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