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Dauntless: The Battle of Midway (2019)

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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 ... See full summary »


Mike Phillips (as Michael Phillips Jr)


Adam Klein (screenplay by), Mike Phillips (story by) | 5 more credits »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Jade Willey Jade Willey ... Norman Vandivier
John Enick ... Lee Keaney
Judd Nelson ... R.A. Spruance
C. Thomas Howell ... Captain Browning
Byrne Offutt ... Captain Murray
Paul Kennedy Jr. ... Jackson (as Paul Kennedy Jr)
Chris Roark ... Ensign Ramsay
Drew Garrett ... Wade McClusky Jr
Jack Malykin ... Gallaher
Miles Tagtmeyer ... Allison
Daniel Mckinley Rhodes Daniel Mckinley Rhodes ... Reynolds
Demetris Hartman ... Ware
Nate Slaughter ... Steward
Adam Peltier ... Bennett
James Austin Kerr ... Banks


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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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 »


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 »


References Idiot's Delight (1939) See more »

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hauntless and worthless
6 September 2019 | by ops-52535See all my reviews

Making a good warmovie shouldnt be that hard to make, but the managment of this film really felt the hardships of making one. i shall admit that i fell asleep each time the film focuses on the two pilots drifting the ocean due to lifejackets, trying to keep up moral, and waiting to get help, and getting abrupt awake by airplane rumbling in the next sequence. my question is, why midway, and where are midway, is it in the mid-del or in between. i know the pacific war history and know very well what happened in midway, but does the director and producers???

the acting are terrible at all levels and what saves the glory and a two star from me were some of the flight cgi's that at moments nearly sucked the air out of me, but it all crashes down to negative -g as soon as the actors opens their mouth, and here the green or blue or whatever screen in the studio are nearly visible. it is alike watching kirk douglas with his dollar grin bombing japs in a good ol 1942 war movie, its just so primitive and dumb and nevertheless , so the grumpy old man goes for dumbless the dazzle on fraudway, and its not a recommend unless you enjoy some flightsimulator video game stuff

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6 September 2019 (USA) See more »

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