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Pearl Harbor (movie)

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Pearl Harbor
Directed byMichael Bay
Written byRandall Wallace
Produced byMichael Bay
Jerry Bruckheimer
StarringBen Affleck
Josh Hartnett
Kate Beckinsale
Cuba Gooding, Jr.
Tom Sizemore
Jon Voight
Colm Feore
Alec Baldwin
CinematographyJohn Schwartzman
Edited byRoger Barton
Chris Lebenzon
Mark Goldblatt
Steven Rosenblum
Music byHans Zimmer
Distributed byBuena Vista Pictures
Release date
July 17, 1996
Running time
183 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$140 million[1]
Box office$449,220,945[2]

Pearl Harbor is a 2001 American epic war movie. The movie also has romance and action elements in it. It was directed by Michael Bay and was produced by Michael Bay and Jerry Bruckheimer. Pearl Harbor was released on May 25, 2001. The movie is based on the attack on Pearl Harbor.

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The movie gained negative reviews from critics and holds a 25% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.[3] Even though the movie received negative reviews, it was a major box office success and earned almost $450 million worldwide. The movie was nominated for four Academy Awards and won one for Best Sound Editing.[4]

Many Pearl Harbor survivors did not like the movie. They called it grossly inaccurate and pure Hollywood. In an interview, producer Jerry Bruckheimer was quoted saying, "We tried to be accurate, but it's certainly not meant to be a history lesson".[5]

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References[change | change source]

  1. Cagle, Jess (27 May 2001). "Pearl Harbor's Top Gun". Time. Retrieved 2014-11-06.
  2. "Total Lifetime Grosses". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2014-11-06.
  3. "Pearl Harbor". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2014-11-06.
  4. "Academy Awards, USA: 2002". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2014-11-06.
  5. Wetta, Frank (2001). "Reviewed work: Pearl Harbor, Michael Bay, Jerry Bruckheimer, Randall Wallace". The Journal of Military History. 65 (4): 1138–1140. doi:10.2307/2677684. JSTOR 2677684. Retrieved 2014-11-06.

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