Pearl Harbor

Pearl Harbor

Video Cassette - 2001
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Two childhood best friends, Rafe and Danny, grow up wanting to fly planes. When Rafe gets the chance to join the Royal Air Force during World War II, he takes it, leaving his new love, Evelyn, a dedicated Navy nurse, and Danny, also a pilot, behind. Danny and Evelyn are transferred separately to the idyllic paradise of Hawaii, where they eventually meet through a connection to Rafe, who has been declared missing. But just as the love triangle begins to get complicated, Dec. 7, 1941 arrives, changing all of their lives forever.
Publisher: [United States] : Buena Vista Home Entertainment, [2001]
Edition: 60th anniversary commemorative ed..
ISBN: 9780788833007
0788833006
Characteristics: 2 videocassettes (183 min.) :,sd., col.

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Janice21383
Nov 16, 2017

Michael Bay explosions plus lame love triangle that takes up three-quarters of the film plus borderline offensive inaccuracies and caricatures plus flag waving equals $? Clearly, Bay wants to salute classic wartime films, but either he has no understanding of what makes them good, or he can't help playing to his base. Believe me, From Here to Eternity this is not.

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Violet_Cheetah_28
Dec 30, 2015

This movie made me fall in love with the characters. I absolutely love this movie!!!! I just watched for the first time last week and it has now become my favorite movie of all time!!!!!!!

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akirakato
Sep 16, 2014

This is a 2001 American epic war film with romance and action elements directed by Michael Bay.
It focuses on a dramatic reimagining of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor as well as the Doolittle Raid.
Many Pearl Harbor survivors dismissed the film as grossly inaccurate and pure Hollywood.
For example, one scene shows a sailor with a pack of Marlboro Light cigarettes in his pocket which were not introduced until 1972.
In the "Making of Pearl Harbor," the producer Jerry Bruckheimer says, "We tried to be accurate, but it's certainly not meant to be a history lesson."
Although the romance is a mere fiction and not so romantic, the dramatic reimaging of the Japanese attack appears superb.
In any case, it is a gripping and fascinating account of the historical drama.

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justinhoward1974
Feb 07, 2014

I really like this movie, it's one of my favorites and will be for a very long time, im a history buff and this movie definitely helps me understand what happened, and it's actors are great too.

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2101kol
Aug 20, 2013

This is an example of a film that deserves better critical notice. I can understand that the screenplay was not the best ever written as evidenced by some laughable dialogue. But the Attack on Pearl Harbor is very engaging.

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romo0002
Jan 30, 2013

Good movie, I liked it very much.

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ladyhawk
Mar 12, 2008

Action packed, wartime romance that I fell in love with upon my return from Hawaii, a place that I fell in love with. Special effects and scenery are amazing!

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ladyhawk
Mar 29, 2008

Returning from the dead wasn't all that I expected... but that's life.

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