In the 1940s, the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor destroyed Americans' morale. The president of the United States, Franklin D. Roosevelt, decided to risk it all to bomb Tokyo, raising the ...
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A workaholic father who attempts to visit his daughter during a layover in LA, only to discover that she's disappeared, is forced to team up with her awkward ex-boyfriend to find her over the course of one transformative night.
In the 1940s, the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor destroyed Americans' morale. The president of the United States, Franklin D. Roosevelt, decided to risk it all to bomb Tokyo, raising the public's hopes. Bombardment air crafts led by U.S lieutenant colonel Jimmy Doolittle took off from a massive aircraft carrier. However, after completing their missions, the bombardment air craft pilots had to bail out at the coastal areas near Zhejiang due to a shortage of fuel. A young pilot, Jack Turner, was saved by a young local widow named Ying, who risked her life as she hid the injured American pilot in her house. Despite not being able to communicate verbally, they fell for each other and a tear-jerking love story went on between the two.
Early in the movie, Nunu, the daughter, describes Emile Hirsch's character as a giant. Yifei Liu, her character's mother, and Emile Hirsch are the same height. See more »
The Chinese airfields were not warned in advance of the arrival of the Doolittle raiders and many turned off their lights and sounded air raid sirens because they did think they were Japanese bombers. They did not turn off the lights because the earlier arrival was unexpected; the entire arrival of US bombers was unexpected.
Admiral Halsey was supposed to send a signal to the Chinese airfields but did not do so for fear of signaling presence of his carrier force which launched the raiders. See more »
The story is simple and complete. The director's focus is not on China and the United States fighting the Japanese, but on ordinary people during the war. In the film, there are no scenes that are bloody to make people physically uncomfortable. Instead, they use seemingly plain shots to show the cruelty of the war and the humanity of ordinary people in the war years. These heroes who cannot be named in the history book! During the movie, I cried many times. The point is that the director didn't deliberately play up the emotion or sadness, but naturally shed tears along with the plot.
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