Midway Poster

Release Date: 1976

DVD Release Date: August 5th, 1998

PG|2 hr 12 min

Plot Summary
In this dramatization of the Battle of Midway during World War II, U.S. Navy Adm. Chester Nimitz (Henry Fonda) leads an outnumbered unit in the Pacific to break Japanese encryption codes. They soon discover that Adm. Yamamoto (ToshirĂ´ Mifune) plans an ambush of the U.S. base on the island of Midway. Capt. Matt Garth (Charlton Heston) helps devise the Navy's strategy, while his pilot son, Tom (Edward Albert), falls in love with a Japanese-American woman who is headed for an internment camp.

Cast: Charlton Heston, Henry Fonda, James Coburn, Glenn Ford, Hal Holbrook, Robert Mitchum, Cliff Robertson, Toshiro Mifune

Director: Jack Smight

Genres: War

Production Co: Universal Pictures, The Mirisch Corporation [us]

Keywords: Tense, Quest, Gripping, Underdog, 1940s