|December 7, 1941::
"A date which will live in infamy." From
BRUCKHEIMER and director MICHAEL
BAY comes Touchstone Pictures'/Jerry Bruckheimer
Films' 'Pearl Harbor', an epic saga of love and war.
Rafe McCawley and Danny Walker are two daring young
pilots in the U.S. Army Air Corps who have grown up like
brothers and first learned to fly in crop-dusting
planes. Rafe has fallen in love with Evelyn Stewart, a
beautiful and courageous nurse serving in the U.S. Navy.
But they are soon separated by war when Rafe volunteers
for the Eagle Squadron, a group of Americans fighting
alongside the English during the Battle of Britain. With
the solemn promise that he will return, Rafe heads off
for the deadly skies above the English Channel, while
both Evelyn and Danny are transferred to the paradise of
Hawaii's Pearl Harbor. Their Eden is shattered however,
when word reaches them in the Pacific that Rafe has been
killed in combat. Grief-stricken, they hold fast to each
other for support, and ultimately fall in love.
Then Rafe returns. His arrival breaks all three of
their hearts; but before they have a chance to find
resolution, the attack upon Pearl Harbor by the combined
air and naval forces of Imperial Japan fractures their
private worlds as it alters history. America's response
to the staggering emotional defeat at Pearl Harbor is to
create one the most daring and unexpected military
events in history: the bombing of Tokyo through a
suicide mission led by aviation legend Jimmy Doolittle.
When Colonel Doolittle picks Rafe and Danny to be his
key leaders on the heroic raid, their lives and their
love for Evelyn are once more at the center of this tale
of passion and spectacular personal courage.
The film stars BEN AFFLECK,
KATE BECKINSALE, CUBA
GOODING JR., JOSH HARTNET
SIZEMORE. - ET