PG-13 | | Action, Drama, History
A tale of war and romance mixed in with history. The story follows two lifelong friends and a beautiful nurse who are caught up in the horror of an infamous Sunday morning in 1941.
Michael Bay quit the movie project four times, over various budgetary disputes.
Man, I am one good-lookin' son-of-a-bitch... Don't you ever die.
At the end of the film we are told that the raid on Tokyo forced upon the Japanese the need to withdraw from their conquests. In reality the raid led the Japanese to try to expand their conquests to provide better protection to the home islands. This led directly to their defeat at the Battle of Midway, and the subsequent reconquest of the Pacific. The Japanese never willingly gave up their conquests, hence the hard fighting the allies had to endure.
Unusually, Pearl Harbor started without showing the opening Touchstone and Bruckheimer logos; they only showed up after the end credits.
English, Japanese, French
$75,177,654 (USA) (27 May 2001)
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