Battle of Midway

Battle of Midway

Jack Smight (1976)

131min
PG Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Charlton Heston and Henry Fonda star in this blockbuster drama about the events leading up to the decisive battle fought between the navies of the US and Japan during the Second World War. The techniques of the star-studded cast are blown away somewhat by the big guns of audio technology, though the din of the original ear-blasting Sensurround has been diminished to clarify the narrative. Star performers of the calibre of Glenn Ford, Robert Mitchum and James Coburn line up to do their bit for Uncle Sam, but can't prevent the movie overstaying its welcome.

Summary

Fact-based Second World War drama about the Japanese assault on a strategically important Pacific island - an attack that marked a turning point in the conflict as American forces finally asserted themselves against their Japanese foes. Starring Charlton Heston, Henry Fonda, James Coburn, Robert Mitchum, Glenn Ford, Hal Holbrook and Toshiro Mifune.

Cast & Crew

Capt Matthew Garth Charlton Heston
Admiral Chester W Nimitz Henry Fonda
Capt Vinton Maddox James Coburn
Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto Toshiro Mifune
Admiral William F Halsey Robert Mitchum
Rear Admiral Raymond A Spruance Glenn Ford
Cdr Joseph Rochefort Hal Holbrook
Lt Cdr Ernest L Blake Robert Wagner
Cdr Carl Jessop Cliff Robertson
Director Jack Smight
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Cinema International Corp. UKGuidance: Some swearing.Available on: video and DVD
Drama