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Midway (2019)

PG-13 | | Action, Drama, History | 8 November 2019 (USA)
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The story of the Battle of Midway, told by the leaders and the sailors who fought it.

Director:

Roland Emmerich

Writer:

Wes Tooke
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Midway features characters based on real people who fought in World War II. Dennis Quaid and his co-stars explain the honor of portraying those who gave everything for their country.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ed Skrein ... Dick Best
Patrick Wilson ... Edwin Layton
Woody Harrelson ... Chester W. Nimitz
Luke Evans ... Wade McClusky
Mandy Moore ... Ann Best
Luke Kleintank ... Clarence Dickinson
Dennis Quaid ... William 'Bull' Halsey
Aaron Eckhart ... Jimmy Doolittle
Keean Johnson ... James Murray
Nick Jonas ... Bruno Gaido
Etsushi Toyokawa ... Isoroku Yamamoto
Tadanobu Asano ... Tamon Yamaguchi
Darren Criss ... Eugene Lindsey
Brandon Sklenar ... George 'Tex' Gay
Jake Manley ... Willie West
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Storyline

MIDWAY centers on the Battle of Midway, a clash between the American fleet and the Imperial Japanese Navy which marked a pivotal turning point in the Pacific Theater during WWII. The film, based on the real-life events of this heroic feat, tells the story of the leaders and soldiers who used their instincts, fortitude and bravery to overcome the odds.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

One battle turned the tide of war. See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama | History | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sequences of war violence and related images, language and smoking | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Official Facebook | Official Site

Country:

USA | China | Hong Kong | Canada

Language:

English | Japanese | Mandarin

Release Date:

8 November 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Midway See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,897,419, 10 November 2019

Gross USA:

$56,846,802

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$125,631,625
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Best's lung problems were caused by an element of his rebreather to overheat, which created caustic soda to be generated. The rebreather contains a filter that removes carbon dioxide from expelled breath, making it possible to "re-breathe" expelled oxygen. This is supplemented by another tank containing oxygen to make up the difference. Best had contracted tuberculosis in his youth but it had remained dormant, contained in nodules that were sealed over in response to the initial infection. The caustic fumes penetrated these nodules, releasing the tuberculosis. He was later treated for it and cured. While his lungs had sustained some permanent damage, he was returned to health. See more »

Goofs

The SBD Dauntless did not have dual .30 caliber machine gun mounts for the rear gunners until after the Coral Sea battle. The SBD-2s were 'upgunned' with the dual .30s just prior to the Battle of Midway. The film shows dual-.30s earlier than Midway. See more »

Quotes

President Franklin D. Roosevelt: It is a day which will live in infamy.
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Crazy Credits

In the opening credits, the LIONSGATE logo is monochrome and grainy ; as if to mimic film of its day. See more »


Soundtracks

Getting Some Fun Out of Life
Performed by Ana Maria Lombo (as Annie Trousseau)
Written by Joseph A. Burke and Edgar Leslie
Courtesy of Round Hill Music, BMG Rights Management (US) LLC, Warner Chappell Music Publishing
Arranged by Dan Reckard
Produced by Ana Maria Lombo
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User Reviews

 
Unbelievable
27 November 2019 | by sme3See all my reviews

Abundant, not-quite-realistic computer-generated images make Midway look more like a video game than a depiction of real-life events. The overuse of subpar effects is the most dominant - but hardly the only - problem dogging this film. Epic war stories are difficult to tell without focusing on a few characters. This film unsuccessfully juggles too many plot threads and too many characters to keep an emotional anchor to the simulated events unfolding. Woody Harrelson is outstanding, but other cast members cannot overcome the limitations of the material and the challenges of acting on computer-generated sets.


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