1941 (1979)

PG   |    |  Action, Comedy, War


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Hysterical Californians prepare for a Japanese invasion in the days after Pearl Harbor.


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Director:

Steven Spielberg

Writers:

Robert Zemeckis (screenplay), Bob Gale (screenplay), Robert Zemeckis (story), Bob Gale (story), John Milius (story)

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31 January 2002 | w1corsau
A hysterical cult classic
With all the stars in this movie, it's bound to be full of laughs. In one of the greatest comedies ever made (in my mind), a group of American Army soldiers, a lunatic pilot (Belusi), and local citizens take on each other and a submarine full of incompetent Japanese sailors with victory in their eyes. With an unbelievable collection of actors, and probably a film that Spielberg would like to forget he made, 1941 ranks up there with Caddyshack and other classic comedies.

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Did You Know?

Trivia

In the Director's Cut, Steven Spielberg cut John Landis' cameo as Mizerany, due to their falling out after their joint producer collaboration on Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983), which resulted in the tragic deaths of Vic Morrow and two child extras. In the later Blu-ray release, Landis' cameo is reinstated.


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Title Card: On December 7, 1941, the Naval Air Arm of the Imperial Japanese Fleet, in a surprise attack, struck the United States Naval Base at Pearl Harbor and hurtled an unsuspecting America into World War II.
Title Card: American citizens were stunned, shocked and ...
Title Card: ...
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Goofs

When Sgt. Tree introduces himself to Ward Douglas he identifies his unit as the 10th Armored Division. This unit was not activated until July 1942, seven months after the events depicted in the film.


Crazy Credits

At the end of the closing credits: For Charlise Bryant.


Alternate Versions

The Blu-ray edition released by Universal in 2015 has a few oddities compared to previous home video versions (likely restoration errors). At about 55 minutes in the long version, 40 in the theatrical version (start of chapter 7), a subtitle for "Hollywood Boulevard, 7:35 p.m." is seen far to the right of center instead of centered like all the others; and in the visual cast credits, Dub Taylor's name is shown in blue instead of white after the flash effect.


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I'll Be Home for Christmas
(uncredited)
Written by
Kim Gannon, Walter Kent and Buck Ram
Performed by Bing Crosby

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Genres

Action | Comedy | War

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