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Release Date: May 25th, 2001

DVD Release Date: December 4th, 2001

PG-13|3 hr 3 min

Plot Summary
This sweeping drama, based on real historical events, follows American boyhood friends Rafe McCawley (Ben Affleck) and Danny Walker (Josh Hartnett) as they enter World War II as pilots. Rafe is so eager to take part in the war that he departs to fight in Europe alongside England's Royal Air Force. On the home front, his girlfriend, Evelyn (Kate Beckinsale), finds comfort in the arms of Danny. The three of them reunite in Hawaii just before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

Cast: Ben Affleck, Josh Hartnett, Kate Beckinsale, Cuba Gooding Jr., Tom Sizemore, Jon Voight, Colm Feore, Mako

Director: Michael Bay

Genres: War, Drama

Production Co: Touchstone Pictures, Jerry Bruckheimer Films

Distributors: Touchstone Pictures, Buena Vista Home Video (BVHV), Buena Vista Pictures

Ratings & Reviews

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  • The film has no soul. An epic about this day of infamy should shake you to the core. But the real infamy about Pearl Harbor is that when you exit, you don't feel a thing. show more

  • Littered with low points -- lame comedy, dubious history, fumbling drama and a love story so inept as to make a pacifist long for war.

  • A script with the most underdeveloped characters and spectacularly realized visuals since "Titanic."

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