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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 ... 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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Language:

English

Release Date:

6 September 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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Admiral Spruance (Judd Nelson) says he has 32 planes in the air and only six returned. The Enterprise had actually sent 57 planes (33 SBD Dauntlesses, 14 TBD Devastators and 10 F4F Wildcats) in their first strike against the Japanese fleet. See more »

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Boring story, lousy ending.
16 September 2019 | by moveng-1See all my reviews

What a waste of time. At no point did the movie manage to make me feel anything for the characters and what a terrible and totally disappointing ending, which I of course can't describe in any detail here without spoiling the story. Both my wife and I were very disappointed with this movie.


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