Tora! Tora! Tora!

Film, Drama

Time Out says

A prototype disaster movie, reconstructing the attack on Pearl Harbor, which cost somewhere in the region of 25 million dollars, making it one of the most expensive American films to date. A distinguished cast gets a bit lost in the welter of special effects; and with the sequences giving the Japanese viewpoint directed by Japanese film-makers (Toshio Masuda and Kinji Fukasaku), there's something of a soft shoe shuffle to avoid treading on national sensibilities. But the climax, in particular, manages to be more than just a shoot-out, with Fleischer's intelligent direction generating a real feeling of chaos and apocalypse.

By: DP


Release details

144 mins

Cast and crew

Richard Fleischer
Larry Forrester, Hideo Oguni, Ryuzo Kikushima
Martin Balsam
Soh Yamamura
Jason Robards
Joseph Cotten
Tatsuya Mihashi
EG Marshall
James Whitmore
Neville Brand
George Macready
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