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Pearl Harbor (2001)

PG-13 | | Action, Drama, History | 25 May 2001 (USA)
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Pearl Harbor follows the story of two best friends, Rafe and Danny, and their love lives as they go off to join the war.

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Pearl Harbor is a classic tale of romance set during a war that complicates everything. It all starts when childhood friends Rafe and Danny become Army Air Corps pilots and meet Evelyn, a Navy nurse. Rafe falls head over heels and next thing you know Evelyn and Rafe are hooking up. Then Rafe volunteers to go fight in Britain and Evelyn and Danny get transferred to Pearl Harbor. While Rafe is off fighting everything gets completely whack and next thing you know everybody is in the middle of an air raid we now know as "Pearl Harbor." Written by shoppingurl3

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Rated PG-13 for sustained intense war sequences, images of wounded, brief sensuality and some language | See all certifications »

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25 May 2001 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$140,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$75,177,654 (USA) (25 May 2001)

Gross:

$198,539,855 (USA) (30 November 2001)
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Trivia

The dogfight scenes with Rafe and Danny was based on real-life test pilot George Welch (who first flew the North American F86 prototype); he was the first to score an enemy kill downing a Mitsubishi Zero. See more »

Goofs

Dorrie Miller is shown as as Petty Officer Second Class. At the time of the Pearl Harbor attack he was a Third Class Petty Officer. See more »

Quotes

Gooz: Oh, that ain't no Navy issued uniform, there.
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Crazy Credits

Unusually, Pearl Harbor started without showing the opening Touchstone and Bruckheimer logos; they only showed up after the end credits. See more »

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Spoofed in Valiant (2005) See more »

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There You'll Be
Written by Diane Warren
Produced by Trevor Horn and Byron Gallimore
Performed by Faith Hill
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records
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So bad I ended up cheering for the Japs!!
19 August 2006 | by (doncaster) – See all my reviews

A really, really bad movie..The acting was awful the action was OK in places but historically inaccurate beyond belief... Plot inaccuracy: Ben Afflecs character has dyslexia so severe he can't read an eye chart- fair enough - he then writes a letter every day to his sweetheart! What must of those letters been like? Written in crayon? Plot inaccuracy- Kate Bekinsale sticks her fingers in a guys jugular to stop the bleeding--but seconds later in the corridor she is looking all lovely and clean!! The bit when Ben Afflec is with the RAF fighting the Battle of Britain in 1941?? Ummmm...The Battle of Britain ended in September 1940! The British actors playing his comrades really look like they want to be sick or cry when they read out some of the lines... I think in the far future Pearl Harbor will go down as a classic really bad cult classic but I think it maybe for the 100th anniversary of the actual attack!!!


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