Pearl Harbor

Oscar Winner

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  180 min.
Release Date: May 25, 2001

Current rating: Rating: 4.12
based on 1280 votes and 79 reviews
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Cast: Tom Sizemore, Kate Beckinsale, Alec Baldwin, Ben Affleck, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Jon Voight, William Lee Scott, Dan Aykroyd, Josh Hartnett, Matthew Davis, Ewen Bremner, Jamie King, Colm Feore, Jennifer Garner, Catherine Kellner, Guy Torry, Greg Zola, Michael Shannon, Eric Christian Olsen

Synopsis

World War II has taken the world by storm, and Europe is feeling its efforts. Back in the United States, however, peace and traquility prevail as the people refuse to get involved. On December 7, 1941, all this would change.

Rafe McCawley (Affleck) and Danny Walker (Hartnett) grew up together and learned to fly in the dangerous aviation practice of cropdusting. The two join the U.S. Army Air Corps where Rafe falls in love with a beautiful and courageous nurse, Evelyn Johnson (Beckinsale), before volunteering to fight alongside the English pilots in the Battle of Britain. He leaves behind Evelyn and Danny who are soon stationed together at Pearl Harbor. Taking advantage of the heavenly spot, new friendships and loves are formed, unaware of the overwhelming forces moving toward them which would shatter their world and alter history.

Director: Michael Bay
Studio: Buena Vista Pictures
Producer(s): Michael Bay, Jerry Bruckheimer
Screenplay: Randall Wallace
Official Site: studio.go.com/movies/pearlharbor/

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  • 5 stars "greatest war movie"