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).
Adm. Isoroku Yamamoto:
Leave that to me, I am the only one who must apologize to His Majesty.
The final climatic battle takes place on the open sea, but since shots from "Tora! Tora! Tora!" were used in this sequence, land based shore facilities can be seen in the background.
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)