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Pearl Harbor (2001)

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Coming Out at 25 May 2001 in theaters

Action, Drama, History

Pearl Harbor is romantic war drama film directed by Michael Bay, produced by Bay and Jerry Bruckheimer and written by Randall Wallace. It stars Ben Affleck, Kate Beckinsale, Josh Hartnett, Cuba Gooding Jr., Tom Sizemore, Jon Voight, Colm Feore, and Alec Baldwin. The film presented a heavily fictionalized version of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, focusing on a love story set amidst the lead up to the attack, its aftermath, and the Doolittle Raid.

The film was a box office success, earning $59 million in its opening weekend and, in the end, nearly $450 million worldwide, but received generally negative reviews from critics, who criticized the story, screenplay and dialogue, pacing, performances and historical inaccuracies. It was nominated for four Academy Awards, winning in the category of Best Sound Editing. However, it was also nominated for six Golden Raspberry Awards, including Worst Picture. This marked the first occurrence of a Worst Picture-nominated film winning an Academy Award.

In 1923 Tennessee, two best friends, Rafe McCawley and Danny Walker, play together in the back of an old biplane, pretending to be soldiers fighting the German Empire in World War I.

In January 1941, with World War II raging, Danny and Rafe are both first lieutenants under the command of Major Jimmy Doolittle. Doolittle informs Rafe that he has been accepted into the Eagle Squadron (an RAF outfit for American pilots during the Battle of Britain). A nurse named Evelyn meets Rafe, who passes his medical exam despite his dyslexia. That night, Rafe and Evelyn enjoy an evening of dancing at a nightclub and later a jaunt in the New York harbor in a borrowed police boat. Rafe shocks Evelyn by saying that he has joined the Eagle Squadron and is leaving the next day. During a mission to intercept a Luftwaffe bombing raid, Rafe is shot down over the English Channel and is presumed killed in action. Evelyn mourns his death and turns to Danny, which spurs a new romance between the two.

Director: Michael Bay

Writer: Randall Wallace

Stars: Ben Affleck, Josh Hartnett, Kate Beckinsale, William Lee Scott, Greg Zola, Ewen Bremner, Alec Baldwin

Cast:

Ben AffleckRafe McCawley
Josh HartnettDanny Walker
Kate BeckinsaleEvelyn Johnson
William Lee ScottBilly
Greg ZolaLt. Anthony Fusco
Ewen BremnerRed
Alec BaldwinDoolittle
Jaime KingBetty
Catherine KellnerBarbara
Jennifer GarnerSandra
Jon VoightPresident Roosevelt
Cuba Gooding Jr.Doris ‘Dorie’ Miller
Michael ShannonLt. Gooz Wood
Matthew DavisJoe
MakoAdm. Isoroku Yamamoto
John FujiokaNishikura
Cary-Hiroyuki TagawaGenda
Colm FeoreAdmiral Kimmel
Dan AykroydCaptain Thurman
Reiley McClendonYoung Danny
Jesse JamesYoung Rafe
William FichtnerDanny’s Father
Steve RankinRafe’s Father
Brian HaleyTraining Captain
David HornsbyFlyer with Murmur
Scott WilsonGen. George C. Marshall
Graham BeckelAdm. Chester W. Nimitz
Howard MungoGeorge
Randy OglesbyStrategic Analyst
Ping WuJapanese Officer
Stan CahillPentagon Lieutenant
Kevin WensingExecutive Officer – USS West Virginia
Tom EverettSecretary of the Navy Frank Knox
Tomas AranaVice Admiral
Beth GrantMotherly Secretary
Sara RueMartha
Sung KangListener
Raphael SbargeKimmel’s Aide
Marty BelafskyLouie, Sailor
Yuji OkumotoJapanese Shy Bomber
Josh GreenPvt. Ellis, Radar Operator
Ian BohenRadar Operator #2
Michael MilhoanArmy Commander
Peter FirthCapt. Mervyn Bennion – USS West Virginia
Tom SizemoreEarl
Marco GouldPop-Up Sailor
Andrew BryniarskiJoe The Boxer
Nicholas DownsTerrified Sailor
Tim ChoateNavy Doctor
John DiehlSenior Doctor
Joseph Patrick KellyMedic
Ron HarperMinister
Ted McGinleyArmy Major
Madison MasonAdm. Raymond A. Spruance
Kim CoatesJack Richards
Andrew BaleyHornet Radio Op
Glenn MorshowerRAdm. William F. ‘Bull’ Halsey Jr.
Paul FrancisDoolittle Co-Pilot
Scott WiperGunner
Eric Christian OlsenGunner
Rod BiermannNavigator
Noriaki KamataJapanese Soldier
Garret SatoJapanese Soldier
Eiji InoueJapanese Soldier
Precious ChongNursing Supervisor
Jeff WadlowNext Guy in Line #1
Will Gill Jr.Train Conductor
Seth SakaiJapanese Tourist
Curtis Andersen18-Year-Old Typist
Blaine PateOrderly in Aftermath
John Pyper-FergusonNaval Officer in Hospital
Michael Shamus WilesCaptain Marc Andrew Mitscher
Brett PedigoNext Guy in Line #2
Toru Tanaka Jr.Samoan Bouncer
Sean GunnTraction Sailor
Josh AckermanWounded Sailor #1
Matt CasperWounded Sailor #2
David KaufmanYoung Nervous Doctor
Lindsey GinterCaptain Low
Joshua Aaron GulledgeBuster
Guy TorryTeeny Mayfield
Leland OrserMajor Jackson
Peter James SmithMission listener
Mark NoonMedic
Pat HealyNewsreel Guy
Thomas Wilson BrownYoung Flier
Chad MorganPearl Harbor Nurse
James SaitoJapanese Aide #1
Angel SingJapanese Aide #2
Tak KubotaJapanese Aide #3
Robert JayneSunburnt Sailor
Vic ChaoJapanese Doctor
Michael GradiloneScreaming Sailor
Frederick KoehlerWounded Sailor #3
John PadgetHospital Chaplain
Ben EasterBaja Sailor #1
Cory TuckerBaja Sailor #2
Abe SylviaBaja Sailor #4
Jason LiggettBaja Sailor #5
Mark PanasukBaja Sailor #6
Bret RobertsBaja Sailor #7
John HowryLieutenant in Boat
Rufus DorseyDorie’s Friend
Patrice MartinezFrench Fisherman
Rodney BursielSailor with Dog
Rob McCabeRescue Sailor
Brandon LozanoBaby Danny
Seiki MoriguchiAkagi Communication Officer
Brian D. FalkHelmsman #1
Estevan GonzaloBombing Sailor
Christopher StroopHelmsman #2
Sean FarisDanny’s Gunner
Vincent J. InghilterraPreacher
Nicholas FarrellRAF Squadron Leader
Tony CurranIan
Will BowdenBritish Pilot (Supporting)
Benjamin FarryPilot #2
Daniel MaysPilot #3
Toshi TodaDentist
Jaymee OngDental Assistant
Ken GothArmy 2nd Lieutenant
Hank HarrisYoung Harbor Patrolman
Christopher AllisonUSS Arizona Sailor
Ford AustinDoolittle Pilot
Greg BaineYoung Sailor
Christine BergeronSwing Dancer
Douglas BlakesleeDoolittle Pilot
J Michael BriggsInjured Marine
Wally BurrNewsreel Voice
Matt CableDoolittle Pilot
Jake CamboiaMP
Camille CaridaNurse
Andrew ChenJapanese Pilot
Winston ChurchillSelf (archive footage)
Devin CoreyAmerican Pilot
Mark CorreyWounded Soldier
Nya DaigoHawaiian Bar Girl
David de VosMedical Orderly
Tanya DempseyNurse
Jeremy DenzlingerSailor
Jeremy GilbreathToothbrush Sailor
Geoffrey GouldDental Patient
William Joseph HillDoolittle Raider
Adolf HitlerSelf (archive footage)
Patrick A. HortonWhite House Cabinet Member
Manu IntiraymiOfficer in Water Shouting “P-40’s”
Frieda JaneNurse
Saburo KurusuSelf – in Washington with Nomura (archive footage)
Cherisse LamoureuxNurse
Sherwin LauJapanese Sailor
Elizabeth LeaffNurse
Scott LevySergeant
Beau LottermanNaval Inteligence Officer
Francis MaikaiHawaiian Bartender
Tate McGheeMedal Ceremony Soldier
Cameron McHargMourning Marine
Augie McLambSailor
Kinsey McLeanSoldier in Theater
Bryan MetoyerSailor (uncredited)
Jill MeyersNurse
Matt MooreGooz Dude
Kayre MorrisonNurse #6
Kathleen MullanStearn Nurse
Sean A. MulvihillDiner Patron
Robert C. NelsonArmy Officer
Kichisaburo NomuraSelf – in Washington with Kurusu (archive footage)
Lin OedingJapanese Sailor
Pete RomanoSoldier in the Water
Lisa RossNurse
David RountreeNavy Pilot
Bryan RyanSailor
Heather RyonNurse
Matthew SaxeDoolittle Gunner
Barbara ScolaroJosephine Doolittle
Bobby SilvaSailor
Ross StasikExtra
Max ThayerBit Part
Jack TrumanTrain Conductor
Clyde TullArmy Officer
Sam UptonSailor
Larry WeggerTaxi Driver
Mark WeilerNaval Messenger
Chip WoodSailor
Samas WuJapanese Officer #2 (archive footage)
Jeff YaworskiSailor
Melissa Anne YoungNurse

Sources: imdb & wikipedia

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