Pearl Harbor

Pearl Harbor

DVD - 2001
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Two childhood best friends, Rafe and Danny, grow up wanting to fly planes. When Rafe gets the chance to join the Royal Air Force during World War II, he takes it, leaving his new love, Evelyn, a dedicated Navy nurse, and Danny, also a pilot, behind. Danny and Evelyn are transferred separately to the idyllic paradise of Hawaii, where they eventually meet through a connection to Rafe, who has been declared missing. But just as the love triangle begins to get complicated, Dec. 7, 1941 arrives, changing all of their lives forever.
Publisher: [United States] : Buena Vista Home Entertainment, [2001]
Edition: 60th anniversary commemorative ed. widescreen version.
ISBN: 9780788831218
Branch Call Number: DVD Fic Pear
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (183 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.


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Jul 16, 2018

"I miss you more then Michael Bay missed the mark when he made Pearl Harbor. I miss you more than that movie missed the point and that's an awful lot girl."-"Pearl Harbor" (from "Team America")
Poor Michael Bay can't get a break. After making some dumb as rocks blow stuff up good movies in the 90s ("The Rock," "Bad Boys"), he tried to get taken seriously. "Pearl Harbor" was going to be his "Titanic" and his "Saving Private Ryan." Everyone loves World War II movies, right? I mean, it's not his fault that his two leads (Ben Affleck, Josh Hartnett) are upstaged by bombs. Predictably, the movie is best during the explosions. What is most surprising about the film is the final act, which is a retaliatory mission against Japan after Pearl Harbor. Did I mention how long this movie is? Man, it's long. Co-starring Kate Beckinsale, Cuba Gooding Jr., Alec Baldwin, Michael Shannon (yay), and Jon Voight as FDR. A film that will live on in infamy.

A little sappy, and the acting is a tad wooden in places, but I enjoyed it all the same.

Apr 21, 2018

An interesting and perhaps convoluted situation. Epic Pearl Harbor scenes. A different but valid way to look at WWII.

Jan 25, 2018

Good action, with an interesting love story. Kinda long though.

Apr 23, 2017

Just a terrible movie.
Terrible acting
Terrible script; "I think WW2 just started"
Terrible plot; Boy meets girl, boy loses girl & (wait for it) boy gets girl back

Aug 27, 2014

Lots of action and almost no discernable historical fact.

Saphira1995 Jun 01, 2013


jasonandsharon Sep 29, 2012

i dont know who told u this movie sucked because it is the best movie i have ever seen!!! everything about it is great-the love story the 2 best friends to how everything comes full circle in the end-All with us kicking the japs in the end!! Good good movie

Mocha6ft3 May 03, 2012

As i write this i hold my breath. I was told by many people, including people i didn't know, that this movie sucked. Even most of the reviews i read were negative about this movie. But i decided to buy it after seeing it for $3.99. I figured this movie wouldn't be just about the sneak attack on Pearl Harbor. But i wasn't expecting a love story with two long time friends into the same woman. I don't mind a little romance in a action film if it's done right or interesting. But i wasn't feeling the characters in this love triangle. I kind of wish my friend was there, but she heard about the bad reviews. She would have plenty to say during the dull moments. For me, there were a lot of dull moments and i couldn't wait for the action to begin. Once the Japanese started heading for America, i hit pause, got my munchies, and turned up my HOMETHEATER!! Once those planes appeared it was "Sound Freak" approved after that. The explosions from the bombs had my floors and walls shaking from my two subwoofers. There are two scenes that i loved. When the Japanese plane releashes one of it's bombs, the camera follows behind it all the way to it's target! BOOOOMMMM!!!! Excellent visuals of that ship being blown apart. That was off the hook! I also like one scene where the planes are flying low and you get a pilots view of them flying around the large ships. That was visually impressive!!! For the next hour or so, the sounds and visuals had me completely. Even the sound of bullets being fired from the planes or machine guns was done very nice. I give this romantic/action movie 2 and half stars. Excellent visuals effects, excellent explosions, and a weepy love story but i watched it. Pepperidge Farm's variety pack cookies and milk.

Nov 10, 2011

AMAZING!!! Little slow in the beginning but will suck you in! You will not take your eyes off the movie! The very end us guaranteed to make a tear or two fall! Very good in all aspects.

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Jan 25, 2018

Admiral Yamamoto: I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant.

goldendoodle Apr 18, 2011

Rafe: Danny, you can't die. You can't die. You know why? 'Cause you're gonna be a father. You're gonna be a daddy. I wasn't supposed to tell you. You're gonna be a father.
Danny: No, you are.

goldendoodle Apr 17, 2011

Lt. Red Winkle: Can a guy purpose?

goldendoodle Apr 17, 2011

Major Jackson: Most officers would have thrown you in the brig.
Evelyn: Most nurses would've gone on to somebody else instead of keeping their fingers plugged in your artery.

goldendoodle Apr 17, 2011

Danny: You're a rotten drunk... always have been.
Rafe: Well, you're a lousy friend... that's a new development

goldendoodle Apr 17, 2011

I gotta GURL-friend...That's great.


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