Pearl Harbor - Pearl Harbor (2001)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Ben Affleck Rafe McCawley
Dan Aykroyd
Alec Baldwin Jimmy Doolittle
Kate Beckinsale Evelyn Johnson
Ewen Bremner Lt. Red Winkle
Colm Feore Admiral Kimmel
Cuba Gooding JR
Cuba Gooding Jr. Petty Officer Doris 'Dorie' Miller
Cuba Gooding, Jr. Doris "Dorie" Miller
Josh Hartnett Danny Walker
William Lee Scott Billy
Tom Sizemore Earl
Jon Voight Franklin D. Roosevelt
Greg Zola Lt. Anthony Fusco
Movie Details
Genre Drama; Action; War; Romance
Director Michael Bay
Producer Michael Bay; Jerry Bruckheimer
Writer Randall Wallace
Studio Buena Vista
Language English
Audience Rating PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Running Time 182 mins
Country USA
Color Color
IMDb Rating 5.4
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. — Karl Williams
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 332
Collection Status In Collection
Links All Movie Guide
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Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 2
Screen Ratio 2.35 Wide Screen
Layers Single side, Dual layer
UPC 786936164282
Release Date 5/6/2003
Subtitles Deutsch; Englisch; Französisch; Italienisch; Spanisch
Packaging Amaray schwarz
Audio Tracks Deutsch: Dolby Digital 5.1
Englisch: Dolby Digital 5.1
Nr of Disks/Tapes 2
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen Dolby DTS Surround Sound