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A Japanese-American co-production, director Richard Fleischer (SOYLENT GREEN) and two Japanese directors put together this ultrarealistic account of the bombing of Pearl Harbor as presented from the perspectives of both nations, as diplomatic tensions rise between the two countries. While the Japanese military plans its attack on American military installations, the American forces nearly stumble into a much greater calamity due to a series of errors and mistakes. As the two sides plunge closer to war, the tension escalates until the final, spectacular air raid, the most realistic ever filmed. This ITA award winner has a fabulous cast, including Martin Balsam, Joseph Cotten, Jason Robards, James Whitmore, and E.G. Marshall.
1970 - Academy Awards - Best Special Visual Effects Winner
James Whitmore - American actor, GIVE 'EM HELL, HARRY!
Tatsuya Mihashi - Japanese Actor
Jason Robards - Oscar Winning American Film and Stage Actor, ALL THE PRESIDE
Jason Robards Jr. - Oscar Winning American Film and Stage Actor, ALL THE PRESIDE
E.G. Marshall - TV and Film Star, played the President in SUPERMAN 2
Everett G. Marshall - TV and Film Star, played the President in SUPERMAN 2
Richard Day - Art Director
Eijirô Tono - Japanese Actor, YOJIMBO (1961)
Jerry Goldsmith - Film composer
Jerrald K. Goldsmith - Film composer
Jerrald Goldsmith - Film composer
Michael Hennagin - Film composer
Jack Martin Smith - Art Director
Pembroke Herring - American Editor
Pembroke J. Herring - American Editor
Pem Herring - American Editor
Sô Yamamura - Japanese Actor/Director
Ryuzo Kikushima - Japanese Screenwriter
Joseph Cotten - American actor
Inoue Chikaya - Editor\"Tora! Tora!"
Taizoh Kawashima - Japanese Art Director
Osami Furuya - Director Of Photography\"Tora! Tora! Tora!"
Sinsaku Himeda - Director Of Photography\"Tora! Tora! Tora!"
Charles F. Wheeler - American Diretor of Photography
Chuck Wheeler - American Diretor of Photography
Richard Fleischer - American Director/Son Of Max
Toshio Masuda - Director/"Tora! Tora!"
Elmo Williams - Editor/Director/Producer; Producer, ERNEST GOES TO CAMP
Martin Balsam - American actor
Hideo Oguni - Japanese Screenwriter - RAN, THE HIDDEN FORTRESS
James E. Newcom
Masamichi Satoh - Director Of Photography\"Tora! Tora! Tora!"
"...The film glories in its Panavision sweep, from its full-length shots of battleships at sea to its artfully composed formations of Japanese fighter planes..." - 06/08/2001 Entertainment Weekly, p.54
"[The] film now seems strikingly modern and mature." - 05/23/2006 New York Times, p.E5
3 stars out of 5 -- "[A] scrupulously authentic recreation of the build-up to Pearl Harbor..." - 02/01/2007 Total Film, p.124
3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he work of seasoned pulp directors Richard Fleischer and future BATTLES WITHOUT HONOR AND HUMANITY man Kinji Fukasaku keeps things taut." - 02/01/2007 Uncut, p.106