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Midway (2019)

PG-13 | | Action, Drama, History | 8 November 2019 (USA)
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The story of the Battle of Midway, told by the leaders and the sailors who fought it.

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Roland Emmerich

Writer:

Wes Tooke
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ed Skrein ... Dick Best
Patrick Wilson ... Edwin Layton
Woody Harrelson ... Chester W. Nimitz
Luke Evans ... Wade McClusky
Mandy Moore ... Ann Best
Luke Kleintank ... Clarence Dickinson
Dennis Quaid ... William 'Bull' Halsey
Aaron Eckhart ... Jimmy Doolittle
Keean Johnson ... James Murray
Nick Jonas ... Bruno Gaido
Etsushi Toyokawa ... Isoroku Yamamoto
Tadanobu Asano ... Tamon Yamaguchi
Darren Criss ... Eugene Lindsey
Brandon Sklenar ... George 'Tex' Gay
Jake Manley ... Willie West
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Storyline

MIDWAY centers on the Battle of Midway, a clash between the American fleet and the Imperial Japanese Navy which marked a pivotal turning point in the Pacific Theater during WWII. The film, based on the real-life events of this heroic feat, tells the story of the leaders and soldiers who used their instincts, fortitude and bravery to overcome the odds.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

One battle turned the tide of war. See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama | History | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sequences of war violence and related images, language and smoking | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Official Facebook | Official Site

Country:

USA | China | Hong Kong | Canada

Language:

English | Japanese | Mandarin

Release Date:

8 November 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Midway See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,897,419, 10 November 2019

Gross USA:

$56,846,802

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$125,414,592
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Technical Specs

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

During the depiction of the Midway Island air group's failed attack on the Japanese fleet, the film briefly shows a close-up view of the pilot of the leading Dauntless bomber struggling as he is shot down. This appears to be U.S. Marine Major Lofton R. Henderson, commanding officer of Marine Scout Bombing Squadron 241 (VMSB-241). Killed at Midway, his name would become synonymous with the following Guadalcanal Campaign as the namesake of the lynchpin Henderson Field. See more »

Goofs

When Doolittle lands in China, after completing his raid on Tokyo, he and his men are rescued by what appears to be Chinese communist guerrilla soldiers. In fact, they were rescued by soldiers and villagers affiliated with Nationalist China. This was suppressed by the Chinese government until recently. See more »

Quotes

Edwin Layton: Pearl Harbor is the greatest intelligence failure in American history.
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Soundtracks

All or Nothing at All
Performed by Ana Maria Lombo (as Annie Trousseau)
Written by Jack Lawrence and Arthur Altman
Courtesy of Round Hill Music and Universal Music Publishing Group
Arranged by Dan Reckard
Produced by Ana Maria Lombo
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User Reviews

 
Good movie with a few glaring errors.
8 November 2019 | by mhorg2018See all my reviews

First, the cast was great, especially Woody Harrelson as Chester Nimitz. The Battle scenes and the movie itself, were far superior to the 76 version, and they left out the lame love story. The two biggest errors were: Wade McCluskey loses his bomb due to an electrical arming error in his dauntless (he was also a dauntless pilot, but they did Hollywood it up a bit), and they never once showed an American fighter, which is a glaring omission. The F4F Wildcat was the fleet fighter at the time. Both it and the horrible Brewster Buffalo (flying from Midway) should have been present. The torpedo hitting a Japanese ship and failing was totally true, in fact, one broke up and floated, enabling Japanese sailors to use it to be rescued. This was thanks to the penny pinching of the US government before the war. Some authors I'll suggest are, Prange, Lord and Symonds if anyone wants to know more.


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