TORA! TORA! TORA! (Theatrical Release USA 1970)

 Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.5|5.0 Starsìììì

Tora! Tora! Tora! works with the acting talents of Jason Robards, Martin Balsam, and James Whitmore as well as persons who were actually involved in the incident to produce its feeling of authenticity. The movie also uses a good technique of presenting both the United States and the Japanese view of this event. It further enhances this approach to the story by allowing Japanese scenes to rely on the Japanese language with good subtitles for the American audience and American scenes with the English language with good subtitles for the Japanese audience. WOW! The action scenes are exceptionally memorable and help the finished product to move into the re-watchable category.

Film Poster Courtesy of Wikipedia


Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor. 

Additional Thanks 

Thank you to Directors Richard Fleischer Kinji-Fukasaku, Toshio Masuda, and Akira Kurosawa for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producer Darryl F. Zanuck for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Admiral Husband E. Kimmel (Martin Balsam), Admiral Isorokmoto (Sô Yamamura), Jason Robards, Henry L. Stimson (Joseph Cotton), Commander Minoru Genda (Tatsuya Mihashi), Admiral Chuici Nagumo (Eijirô Tôno), Colonel Rufus S. Bratton (E.G. Marshall), Lieutenant Commander Fuchida (Takahiro Tamura), Admiral Halsey (James Whitmore), and Lieutenant Commander Alvin D. Kramer (Wesley Addy). 

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Yes. Excellent movie for war movie fans, this film completely wins the gold medal for a great movie that involves its audience throughout its scenes.

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