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.
Ben Affleck, like other actors in the film, went to boot camp and took a pre-Ranger training course in preparation for this movie. He found the experience so painful and so horrible that he was willing to quit on the very first day, but for the fact that he was the star of the movie and knew word of quitting would get out. He reflected that the training was the hardest experience of his life, even compared to the prep of other action and military themed films he has made since.
I think World War II just started.
In the several scenes showing the large Japanese fleet formation prior to the attack, the ships are so close together as to constitute an extremely serious hazard underway. Actual ship-to-ship spacing in a large carrier task force is typically 800 to 1000 yards, in which case the entire task force could not be shown, even on the widest screen available, unless photographed from a much higher altitude than as portrayed.
Unusually, Pearl Harbor started without showing the opening Touchstone and Bruckheimer logos; they only showed up after the end credits.
Other alterations made in the Japanese versions include:
English, Japanese, French
$59,078,912 27 May 2001