PG | | Action, Comedy, War
Hysterical Californians prepare for a Japanese invasion in the days after Pearl Harbor.
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.
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.
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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.
During the closing credits shooting explosions are seen.
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.
English, Japanese, German, Spanish
$2,701,898 (USA) (16 December 1979)