PG | | Action, Drama, History
A dramatization of the battle that was widely heralded as a turning point of the Pacific Theatre of World War II.
Several action scenes, including the one where a Zero slams into the Yorktown's bridge, were taken from Away All Boats (1956).
No matter what happens, Joe, I want you to know you've sure as hell earned your salary this month.
Commander Rochefort: Thank you, sir.
Ed Nelson is listed in the credits as Admiral Harry Pearson but he has only one star which would have made him a Commodore which was a wartime rank and was in effect during the Second World War.
A television version exists, with additional cast and plot. It runs four hours with commercials. The main plot points are a Charlton Heston-Susan Sullivan romance and the Coral Sea battle (reffered to in the other version) is played out like the Midway battle. At the end of the TV version, Sullivan and Christine Kukobo are both shown waiting dockside.
$4,356,666 (USA) (20 June 1976)
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