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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  • Steven Spielberg and William A. Fraker in 1941 (1979)
  • John Belushi and Robert Stack in 1941 (1979)
  • Nancy Allen and Tim Matheson in 1941 (1979)

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Steven Spielberg


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

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12 June 2001 | shoopi-2
great film
I have seen this film ten years ago..and I still remember it as one of the best movies i have ever seen...a great Comedy ...with lots of laughs and action.... I enjoyed seeing it and wouldn't mind going to see it once more...

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Did You Know?


The scene where Captain Wild Bill Kelso (John Belushi) slips and tumbles off of the wing of his airplane, as he is about to take off, was a real accident. Belushi slipped as he was climbing into the plane. It was kept in the movie, because it fit his character.


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: ...


During external scenes of the Japanese submarine, when the girl is on the periscope, the hatch is directly aft of the periscope. During internal scenes, when the Japanese sailor is pulled into the submarine after spotting her, the hatch is 3-4 feet to the Port side of the submarine.

Crazy Credits

During the closing credits shooting explosions are seen.

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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Music by
Johnny Mandel
Musician: clarinet solo Abe Most


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Action | Comedy | War

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