Pearl Harbor

2001

Michael Bay
Director
Jerry Bruckheimer Films
Studio
Touchstone Pictures
Production Company

Story of the early days of America's involvement in World War Two, concentrating on the attack on Pearl Harbor and the Doolittle raid, framed by the obligatory romantic triangle.

Average war film that would actually be much better if it had either been made in 1943 or was completely fictional. As it stands, Bay's penchant for replacing historical figures with fictional ones, along with his overall disregard for historical accuracy in favor of lazy CGI spectacle, becomes merely an insult to all those who actually served. And while many of the battle scenes contain stirring imagery, it is completely undercut by a hamfisted overuse of slow motion (assumedly for extra pathos). For those who want to watch accurate and entertaining films, I would suggest Tora Tora Tora and Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo. It says something when movies made decades before have more convincing effects. At least the Arizona didn't morph into a robot and start swatting Zeros out of the sky. . .

-Dave W.


Pearl Harbor
25th May 2001
Cinema



183 mins
2.35:1

Pearl Harbour
1st June 2001
Cinema



183 mins
2.35:1

Pearl Harbor (2001/ Movie-Only Edition)
4th December 2001
DVD



183 mins
2.35:1

Pearl Harbor (Director's Cut)
2nd July 2002
DVD



184 mins
2.35:1

Pearl Harbor
19th December 2006
Blu-Ray



183 mins
2.35:1




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Ben Affleck
Rafe McCawley
Josh Hartnett
Danny Walker
Kate Beckinsale
Nurse Evelyn Johnson
William Lee Scott
Billy Thompson
Greg Zola
Anthony Fusco
Ewen Bremner
Red Winkle
Alec Baldwin
Lt. Colonel Jimmy Doolittle
Jaime King
Nurse Betty Bayer
Catherine Kellner
Nurse Barbara
Jennifer Garner
Nurse Sandra
Jon Voight
President Roosevelt
Cuba Gooding Jr.
Mess Attendant 2/c Doris "Dorie" Miller
Michael Shannon
Gooz Wood
Matthew Davis
Joe
Mako
Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto
John Fujioka
Nishikura
Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa
Commander Minoru Genda
Colm Feore
Admiral Husband E. Kimmel
Dan Aykroyd
Captain Jesse Thurman
Reiley McClendon
Young Danny
Jesse James
Young Rafe
William Fichtner
Cole Walker
Steve Rankin
Rafe's Father
Brian Haley
Captain Connor
David Hornsby
Flyer with Murmur
Scott Wilson
General George C. Marshall
Graham Beckel
Admiral Chester W. Nimitz
Howard Mungo
George, President's Aide
Randy Oglesby
Strategic Analyst
Ping Wu
Japanese Officer
Stan Cahill
Pentagon Lieutenant
Kevin Wensing
XO USS West Virginia
[Cdr. Roscoe H. Hillenkoetter]
Tom Everett
Secretary of the Navy Frank Knox
Tomas Arana
Vice Admiral Frank J. Fletcher
Beth Grant
Motherly Secretary
Sara Rue
Nurse Martha
Sung Kang
Listener
Raphael Sbarge
Kimmel's Aide
Marty Belafsky
Louie the Sailor
Yuji Okumoto
Japanese Shy Bomber
Josh Green
Radar Private Ellis
[George Elliot]
Ian Bohen
Radar Private #2
[Joseph L. Lockard]
Michael Milhoan
Army Commander
Peter Firth
Captain Mervyn S. Bennion,
USS West Virginia
Tom Sizemore
Sergeant Earl Sistern
Marco Gould
Pop-Up Sailor
Andrew Bryniarski
Joe the Boxer
Nicholas Downs
Terrified Sailor
Tim Choate
Navy Doctor
John Diehl
Senior Doctor
Joseph Patrick Kelly
Medic (as Joe Kelly)
Ron Harper
Minister
Ted McGinley
Army Corps Major
Madison Mason
Admiral Raymond A. Spruance
Kim Coates
Jack Richards
Andrew Baley
Hornet Radio Operator
Glenn Morshower
Rear Admiral William F. Halsey
Paul Francis
Doolittle's Co-Pilot
[Lt. Richard E. Cole]
Eric Christian Olsen
McCawley's Gunner
Scott Wiper
Gunner
Rod Biermann
Navigator
Noriaki Kamata
Japanese Soldier
Garret T. Sato
Japanese Soldier
Eiji Inoue
Japanese Soldier
Precious Chong
Nursing Supervisor
Jeff Wadlow
Next Guy in Line
Will Gill Jr.
Train Conductor
Seth Sakai
Japanese Tourist
Curtis Andersen
18 Year Old Typist
Blaine Pate
Orderly in Aftermath
John Pyper-Ferguson
Naval Officer in Hospital
Michael Shamus Wiles
Captain Marc A. Mitscher,
USS Hornet
Brett Pedigo
Next Guy in Line #2
Toru M. Tanaka
Samoan Bouncer
Sean Gunn
Traction Sailor
Josh Ackerman
Wounded Sailor #1
Matt Casper
Wounded Sailor #2
David Kaufman
Young Nervous Doctor
Lindsey Ginter
Captain Low (as L.L. Ginter)
Joshua Aaron Gulledge
Buster
Guy Torry
Teeny Mayfield
Leland Orser
Major Jackson
Peter James Smith
Mission Listener
Mark Noon
Medic
Pat Healy
News Reel Guy (voice)
Thomas Wilson Brown
Young Flier
Chad Morgan
Pearl Harbor Nurse
Thomas Wilson Brown
Young Flier
James Saito
Japanese Aide#1
Angel Sing
Japanese Aide#2
Tak Kubota
Japanese Aide#3
Robert Jayne
Sunburnt Sailor
Vic Chao
Japanese Doctor
Michael Gradilone
Screaming Sailor
Fred Koehler
Wounded Sailor#3
John Padget
Hospital Chaplain
Ben Easter
Baja Sailor#1
Cory Tucker
Baja Sailor#2
Abe Sylvia
Baja Sailor#4
Jason Liggett
Baja Sailor#5
Douglas Blakeslee
Doolittle Pilot
Adolf Hitler
Himself (archive footage)
Kinsey McLean
Soldier in Theater
Matt Moore
Gooz Dude
Matt Moore
Gooz Dude
Mark Panasuk
Baja Sailor#6
Bret Roberts
Baja Sailor#7
John Howry
Lieutenant in boat
Rufus Dorsey
Dobie's Friend
Rodney Bursiel
Sailor with Dog
Rob McCabe
Rescue Sailor
Brandon Lozano
Baby Danny
Seiki Moriguchi
Akagi Communication Officer
Brian D. Falk
Helmsman#1
Estevan Gonzalo
Bombing Sailor
Christopher Stroop
Helmsman#2
Sean Faris
Danny's Gunner
Vincent J. Inghilterra
Preacher
Nicholas Farrell
RAF Squadron Leader
Tony Curran
Ian
Viv Weatherall
Pilot#1
Benjamin Farry
Pilot#2
Daniel Mays
Pilot#3
Toshi Toda
Dentist
Jaymee Ong
Dental Assistant
Geoffrey Gould
Dental Patient
Anthony Grimley
British Air Commander Peter Tubbs

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