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Brief Synopsis

The summer of 1942 brought Naval stalemate to the Pacific as the American and Japanese fleets stood at even numbers each waiting for the other to begin a renewed offensive. "Midway" tells the story of this historic June battle where a Japanese carrier force, in an attempt to occupy Midway island and lure the American fleet to destruction, was meet valiently by US forces operating off of three aircraft carriers and numerous escort ships. It was the first battle in which naval air power was extensivly used, and at its conclusion the Japanese Carrier force had been completly destroyed which lead the way for the US 1943 and 44 offensives which would eventually bring the Pacific War to a close.

Cast & Crew

Jack Smight Director
Charlton Heston Captain Matt Garth
Henry Fonda Admiral Chester W Nimitz
James Coburn Captain Vinton Maddox
Glenn Ford Rear Admiral Raymond A Spruance
Hal Holbrook Commander Joseph J Rochefort Jr
Toshiro Mifune Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto
Robert Mitchum Admiral William F Halsey
Cliff Robertson Commander Carl Jessop
Robert Wagner Lieutenant Commander Ernest L Blake
Robert Webber Rear Admiral Frank J "Jack" Fletcher
Ed Nelson Admiral Harry Pearson
James Shigeta Vice Admiral Chuichi Nagumo

Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  PG Premiere Info: 
Release Date:  1976 Production Date: 
Color/B&W:  Color (Eastmancolor) Distributions Co:  not available
Sound:  Production Co:  .....Production Company, Universal Clearances .....Production Company, Universal Pictures .....Studio, Cic Productions .....Foreign Theatrical Distributor, Universal Pictures .....Domestic Theatrical Distributor, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment .....Domestic Video Distributor
Duration(mins):  Country:  United States (USA)

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    Gilbert Gutierrez 2012-05-28

    Thou there are some inaccuracies in the film Midway , i would still highly recommend it as it is an enjoyable movie to watch. The Cast of actors is a fine... MORE>

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    David 2011-11-04

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