Pearl Harbor

Pearl Harbor

DVD - 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. widescreen version.
ISBN: 9780788831218
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (183 min.) :,sd., col. ;,12 cm.


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May 22, 2019

Our family used part of this movie for a history lesson. (8th, 6th, 3rd, and 2nd grades) Beginning at 1:22:00, the movie features the voice over of a Japanese soldier writing a letter home before he embarks on the attack of Pearl Harbor. The next 10-20 minutes cover the attack, interwoven with the lazy Sunday enjoyed by many soldiers as a day off, the tips America received that an attack was imminent (submarines, intercepted messages, cancelled peace talks, etc.) and Roosevelt's response to the news. Some of the violence is graphic for elementary aged children and objectionable curse words are distinctly said by key characters (famous actors). Those concerns aside, this portion of the movie captures well the surprise and shock of the attack - and helped the students visualize themselves in the situation, leading to good discussion afterwards. (We did not finish the movie.)

Apr 06, 2019

A romantic love story, cliched movie but very well filmed in a surreal point of view at times. It tells a fictionalized love story of the attack bombing of Pearl Harbor. Although not historically accurate (in parts), the story, film and music tell a good story. It IS NOT a documentary but a love story with war thrown in. A big hit in 20001 when it came out. Good acting, pretty and handsome cast all around with some comedy, light heartedness thrown in.

If you have not seen it, watch it.

Dec 07, 2018

The action is well done, as is the cinematography. The characters, story, delivery, acting, and story style are so cliched and stale, it is the stuff of nightmares. A long, boring, unengaging slog with the stupid love triangle cliche that I positively hate, only watch this if you want mindless stupid filler going on in the background. Doesn't respect these men's sacrifice for their country.

Jul 16, 2018

"I miss you more then Michael Bay missed the mark when he made Pearl Harbor. I miss you more than that movie missed the point and that's an awful lot girl."-"Pearl Harbor" (from "Team America")
Poor Michael Bay can't get a break. After making some dumb as rocks blow stuff up good movies in the 90s ("The Rock," "Bad Boys"), he tried to get taken seriously. "Pearl Harbor" was going to be his "Titanic" and his "Saving Private Ryan." Everyone loves World War II movies, right? I mean, it's not his fault that his two leads (Ben Affleck, Josh Hartnett) are upstaged by bombs. Predictably, the movie is best during the explosions. What is most surprising about the film is the final act, which is a retaliatory mission against Japan after Pearl Harbor. Did I mention how long this movie is? Man, it's long. Co-starring Kate Beckinsale, Cuba Gooding Jr., Alec Baldwin, Michael Shannon (yay), and Jon Voight as FDR. A film that will live on in infamy.

A little sappy, and the acting is a tad wooden in places, but I enjoyed it all the same.

Apr 21, 2018

An interesting and perhaps convoluted situation. Epic Pearl Harbor scenes. A different but valid way to look at WWII.

Jan 25, 2018

Good action, with an interesting love story. Kinda long though.

Apr 23, 2017

Just a terrible movie.
Terrible acting
Terrible script; "I think WW2 just started"
Terrible plot; Boy meets girl, boy loses girl & (wait for it) boy gets girl back

Aug 27, 2014

Lots of action and almost no discernable historical fact.

Saphira1995 Jun 01, 2013


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Jan 25, 2018

Admiral Yamamoto: I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant.

goldendoodle Apr 18, 2011

Rafe: Danny, you can't die. You can't die. You know why? 'Cause you're gonna be a father. You're gonna be a daddy. I wasn't supposed to tell you. You're gonna be a father.
Danny: No, you are.

goldendoodle Apr 17, 2011

Lt. Red Winkle: Can a guy purpose?

goldendoodle Apr 17, 2011

Major Jackson: Most officers would have thrown you in the brig.
Evelyn: Most nurses would've gone on to somebody else instead of keeping their fingers plugged in your artery.

goldendoodle Apr 17, 2011

Danny: You're a rotten drunk... always have been.
Rafe: Well, you're a lousy friend... that's a new development

goldendoodle Apr 17, 2011

I gotta GURL-friend...That's great.

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