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.
Henry Fonda lamented that when they dyed his hair so that he would resemble Admiral Nimitz, it never returned to its former glory once filming was completed.
RAdm. Frank J. 'Jack' Fletcher:
I'd give my retirement pay to know what Nagumo is up to now.
Captain Garth: Same thing we are, Admiral- Sweating it out.
As Tom Garth Used The Fire Extinguisher The Safety Pin That Would keep The Handle From Being Pressed Was Still In Place.
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)