Pearl HarborDirector: Michael Bay
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At the time of its release, this lavish period war drama from hyperkinetic director Michael Bay became the most expensive motion picture ever green-lighted by a studio. Ben Affleck stars as Rafe McCawley, a military pilot stationed under Jimmy Doolittle (Alec Baldwin) in New Jersey, along with his best friend from childhood, Danny Walker (Josh Hartnett). Rafe is chomping at the bit to get involved in World War II, but America has not entered the conflict, so he is forced to fight on loan to the Royal Air Force in Britain, leaving behind his beautiful girlfriend Evelyn (Kate Beckinsale). After Rafe goes overseas, both Danny and Evelyn are transferred to the naval base in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, where word arrives that Rafe has been killed in action. A grief-stricken Evelyn and Danny become romantically attached, a situation that becomes a lit powder keg when Rafe suddenly reappears, having survived his ordeal in the European war. The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor puts the romantic triangle on hold, as the best friends are ordered to undertake a top-secret and highly dangerous retaliatory mission to bomb Tokyo, once again under the command of Doolittle. Although the trio of leads are entirely fictional, Cuba Gooding Jr., Tom Sizemore, and Jon Voight (as FDR) co-star in the roles of real-life historical figures. Pearl Harbor is based on a script by Randall Wallace, writer of Braveheart (1995) and The Man in the Iron Mask (1998). Taking a page from the production history of James Cameron's Titanic (1997), many of the actors and filmmakers involved with Pearl Harbor deferred their usual salaries until the film "broke even" at the box office.
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- Touchstone / Disney
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Cast & Crew
|Ben Affleck||Rafe McCawley|
|Josh Hartnett||Danny Walker|
|Kate Beckinsale||Evelyn Johnson|
|Cuba Gooding||Doris "Dorie" Miller|
|Jon Voight||Franklin D. Roosevelt|
|Colm Feore||Admiral Kimmel|
|Alec Baldwin||Jimmy Doolittle|
|William Lee Scott||Billy|
|Scott Wilson||General Marshall|
|Peter Firth||Captain of the West Virginia|
|Dan Aykroyd||Captain Thurman|
|William Fichtner||Danny's Father|
|Frederick Koehler||Wounded Sailor #3|
|Ewen Bremner||1st Lt. Red Winkle|
|Jesse James||Young Rafe McCawley|
|Guy Torry||Seaman Teeny Mayfield|
|Bret Roberts||Baja Sailor No. 7|
|Bob Badami||Musical Direction/Supervision|
|Kenny Bates||Associate Producer|
|Jon Billington||Art Director|
|Peter Devlin||Sound/Sound Designer|
|William Hawkins||Set Decoration/Design|
|Bruce Hendricks||Executive Producer|
|K.C. Hodenfield||Associate Producer,Asst. Director|
|Lois G. Hoyos||Set Decoration/Design|
|Michael Kaplan||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Jennifer Klein||Associate Producer|
|Aric Lasher||Set Decoration/Design|
|Kathy Nelson||Musical Direction/Supervision|
|Chad Oman||Executive Producer|
|Nigel Phelps||Production Designer|
|Pat Sandston||Associate Producer|
|William Ladd Skinner||Art Director|
|Mary Soan||Asst. Director|
|Mike Stenson||Executive Producer|
|Stan Tropp||Set Decoration/Design|
|Ethan Van der Ryn||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Barry H. Waldman||Executive Producer|
|Randall Wallace||Executive Producer,Screenwriter|
|Dean Wolcott||Set Decoration/Design|
|Hans Zimmer||Score Composer|
1. Tennessee, 1923
2. The European War
3. Playing Chicken
4. Looking for Trouble
5. Medical Examination
6. A Nose for Champagne
7. Pickup Lines
8. Saying Goodbye
9. Flying Towards War
11. The Battle of Britain
12. A Fight for Respect
14. Time to Move On
16. Pearl Harbor At Sunset
17. Spine-Tingling Feeling
18. "I'm Alive"
19. Fight At the Hula House
20. December 7th
21. Hostility Imminent
22. First Strike
23. Airfield Attack
24. A Call to Arms
26. Hospital Chaos
29. Shooting Back
31. Declaration of War
33. Flying Out
34. Mission Briefing
35. Lightening the Load
36. Tip of the Sword
37. Launch Now!
38. The Enemy's Backyard
39. Empty Tanks
40. Pinned Down
44. End Credits
About Movie Showcase
Journey to the Screen: The Making of Pearl Harbor
Unsung Heroes of Pearl Harbor
Music Video: "There You'll Be" by Faith Hill
English 5.1 Uncompressed
English 5.1 Dolby Digital
French 5.1 Dolby Digital
English for the Hearing Impaired
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Best Action & Adventure Packed Movie On The Attack On Pearl Harbor On December 7th Ever.
I loved this movie very much
It was one of the best movies i've seen!!! This movie will make you laugh and make you cry.
This movie was very interseting. I loved it. I'm going to go watch it again. It's a must see for Josh Hartnett and Ben Affleck fans. For those of you who watch movies for the action in it, then this probably isn't for you. Ben Affleck plays ''Rafe'' who gets a girlfriend and then things get mixed up between him and his best friend Danny (played by Josh Hartnett). I don't want to give the story away. Go watch it to see what you think.
Pearl Harbor is the best movie EVER!!!!! It is a must see for all Ben Affleck and Josh Hartnett fans. Josh looked so good and it was so real. It really felt like you were there at Pearl Harbor and the affects are amazing. I loved this movie.
This movie really rocked i went to see it 5 times in the movies and cant wait for the DVD I already saved my money so it would be no prob...Pearl Harbor 4 EVER!!!
I LOVED this movie. I have a fascination with the culture of the 1940s. It was a different time and so seeing something like this was a great experience for me.
THIS IS BEST MOVIE THAT I EVER SEEN! AND ITS REAL LIFE EVENT AND FINALLY GOT THE IDEAS TO SEE HOW THEY DID IN 1940S. ITS ONE OF THE BEST MOVIES THAT I EVER SEEN SINCE GONE WITH THE GONE
very good movie
This is one of the few movies that I looked foward to watching. Just seeing the previews made me want to see this movie. Pearl Harbor ended up being one of my favorite movies. The plot of the movie before even seeing it had caught my attention. I was glad that I went to see this movie, it was not only an emotional movie, but it also had action. The characters in the movie were all played by great actors that really captured the personality of character. The main actors were Josh Harnett and Ben Affleck. I think the main reason I loved this movie so much, was the fact that the story was partly true and fictional. This is one movie I can't wait to come out on video. So if your looking for something to rent, and you see Pearl Harbor that would be my best choice.
Pearl Harbor is the best! I watched it evry day from the time it started to the time it wouldn't show it anymore!
This movie, while being fun and sweet, really does portray what it might have been like in the real day. I believe the love, war, and death really brought out the actors ability to play roles that would be very hard to play. They (Ben Affleck, Josh Hartnett, Kate Beckinsale, Alec Baldwin, James King, Cuba Gooding Jr., Tom Sizemore...) all did an excellent job. Michael Bay and Jerry Bruckhimer made another outstanding movie! SEE THIS MOVIE, and fall in love with it just like I did!
Dont listen to the critics, Peal Harbor is a good film. It dosent deserve to be treated with no stars. It is a tragedy that has happend and was created in the Big Screen. Ben Afflek & Josh Harneets Triangle love with the beautiful Kate Beckinsale might get a little annoying and steal your time (one hour)While the love triagle is there the Jappense are planing to attack Pearl Harbor, The film gets relly strong at the end wich raises pure quality drama. And the vissual effects are spectacular. A movie that has Passion, & Pride. The whole cast does good. But the real star here is Cuba Godding Jr, and Josh Harnett preformances wich steal the screen. Do yourself a favor and dont listen to the critics take my opinion Pearl Harbor is good.
There is not a word that exists that describes how much I enjoyed this film! I am not easily entertained by movies anymore they really have to strike something within me for me to like a movie and I loved this one! When I went to see it I hadn't seen any of the promotions and I saw maybe one or two previews and an interview with Ben Affleck. When I saw it I was amazed! This movie captured everything I love about movies. There was great character devlopment and that is the major flaws with movies today...they are all about blowing things up and not about defining the heros, this movie did just that, especially with the character of Danny Walker (Josh Hartnett). Hartnett gives an excellent performance of the farm boy who grew up with a tough father and considered his only family to be his best friend Rafe (Ben Affleck). I found this movie to be more than a love story it was a story of true friendship and how life gets in the way of that. Bruckheimer and Bay did an excellent job with the attack on Pearl as well. The attack was not all the movie was about it was something that happened to all these people in their quiet peaceful world one Sunday morning. The movie was not just an excuse to create a bigger and better explosion it told a story that the attack on Pearl Harbor was much greater than the physical damage and what brought America into the war. It made our generation realize that there was life going on on this island and that was interrupted and peoples' universes were severly altered because of this event. I think in history class they lose that aspect of the attack and this movie brings that out for everyone to remember. I now have a greater respect for those who fought in the war or had anything to do with it. And if that is something that the producers had wanted to do with this film they certainly accomplished their mission. This movie was very well done. It was exciting, fun, heartbreaking, patriotic, a true tale of heroism and loyalty! Don't listen to the critics I never liked a movie they liked and I always love the ones they hate. This movie has crept up and stole the favorite movie spot for me.
I just purchased the DVD and watched it yesterday with my husband and we were mesmerised by this film! When it was over, we could hardly believe how long it was. The action and continuity is captivating, the cast is amazing. I think this a film to be placed on the shelf with all the greatest epics to be enjoyed only when you have the complete time and attention to give only to this film. It is an inspiring story, a reminder of what America will do when ''the gloves come off.'' If you collect films, your library is incomplete without this picture! The extra features are great, very informative and sympathetic. I'm actually considering visiting Hawaii just to pay my respects at the memorials.
This is one of the greatests movies ever made!
This movie was one of the best movies that i have ever seen! I found it sad that Danny had to die in the end right when he was going to be a father. This movie also made me cry. I think that Josh Hartnett and Ben Affleck acted really well and i really enjoyed this movie just as well as i enjoyed titanic. Do not listen to the critics they should have given this movie perfect stars. It was the best!
My wife and I saw this movie about a dozen times and we never got tired of it. It had everything in this movie, that has been lost in others for years, style, grace, beauty, and class. It has love, action, a story, and so many stirring moments. The musical score was outstanding by Hans Zimmer. When I saw the trailer of this movie I was touched to a large lump in my throat of how great it was and seeing was better then I had expected. I hope it gets some awards.
This movie blends every element so well, it's astonishing! The plot is excellent and a balance between love story and actions simply take this movie to the top spot... If you think Titanic was good, wait till you watch this... Definitely a must watch, trust me, you wouldn't want to miss this!
it was awesome! so action packed, and the ending was actually surprising!!! i love this movie and hope to get it for Christmas!