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Director Bay has also done "The Rock" and "Armageddon" so he knows his way around big-budget, action-packed event movies. The problem, besides his usual difficulties with characterization and sublety, is that we have to wade through the trite romantic triangle between U.S. Army Air aviator Hartnett, flyboy Affleck, and Navy nurse Beckinsale before we get to the well-done spectacle of the bombing on December 7, 1941, as well as the subsequent U.S. raid on Tokyo led by James Doolittle (Baldwin). It's probably quicker, and more enjoyable, to skip to the attack sequence between a rented double feature of "From Here to Eternity" and "Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo."

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Available on Running time 183 minutes. Originally from United States.

Cast and Crew

Romantic Triangles, World War II, Airborne, Boom!, Military: Navy, Doctors & Nurses, Hawaii, Top Grossing Films of 2001
Randall Wallace
Ben Affleck, Josh Hartnett, Kate Beckinsale, Alec Baldwin, Cuba Gooding, Dan Aykroyd, Mako, Tom Sizemore, Jon Voight, William Lee Scott, Colm Feore, Michael Shannon, Peter Firth, Jennifer Garner, Catherine Kellner, Jaime (James) King, Scott Wilson, William Fichtner, Ewen Bremner, Leland Orser, Graham Beckel, Tomas Arana, Guy Torry, Brian Haley, Tony Curran, Kim Coates, Glenn Morshower, John Fujioka, Tim Choate, John Diehl, Ted McGinley, Raphael Sbarge
John Schwartzman
Michael Bay
Hans Zimmer
Peter J. Devlin, Bob Badami, Kathy Nelson, Chris Lebenzon, Steven Rosenblum, Mark Goldblatt, Roger Barton, Jon Billington, William Ladd Skinner, Michael Kaplan, Nigel Phelps
Jerry Bruckheimer, Michael Bay, Touchstone Pictures

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Pearl Harbor
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I think this movie is really good! It really helped me understand more of what really happened at Pearl Harbor. It's always so hard for me to pay attention in history class so I never really knew what happened. I know this movie is kind of different than the actual event but I like it. Josh Harnett and Ben Affleck are very hot! They definately make it better. This movie is very long though. I'd have to put aside a good amount of time just to watch it. Also, this movie is really sad. I definately cried a good amount of tears. The only thing I didn't like was how the girl thought her boyfriend died so she went out with his best friend. Then there is a rival to see who gets the girl. I think she should have waited to see if he came back or not.