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Midway Details

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An expensive war epic, Midway emulates and in attempting to re-create a famous World War II battle from both the American and Japanese viewpoints. The 1942 battle of Midway was the turning point of the War in the Pacific; the Japanese invasion fleet was destroyed, and America's string of humiliating defeats was finally broken. Though the battle itself was sufficiently dramatic to fill two films, Midway also has plotline involving the mixed-race relationship between Ensign Garth (Edward Albert), son of Navy Captain Matt Garth (Charlton Heston), and Haruko Sakura (Christina Kokubo), a Hawaiian girl of Japanese descent. The real-life personages depicted herein include American Admirals Nimitz (Henry Fonda), Halsey (Robert Mitchum) and Spruance (Glenn Ford), and Japanese Admiral Yamamoto (Toshiro Mifune, his voice once again dubbed by Paul Frees, whom Mifune personally selected for the job). For its original road show release, Midway was offered in the "Sensurround" process, which electronically shook and vibrated the audience's chairs during the battle sequences. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:June 18, 1976

Cast

Charlton Heston
as Capt. Matt Garth
Henry Fonda
as Adm. Chester W. Nimitz
James Coburn
as Capt. Vinton Maddox
Glenn Ford
as Rear Adm. Raymond A. Spruance
Hal Holbrook
as Cmdr. Joseph Rochefort
Toshiro Mifune
as Adm. Isoroku Yamamoto
Robert Mitchum
as Adm. William F. Halsey
Robert Wagner
as Lt. Cmdr. Ernest L. Blake
Christina Kokubo
as Haruko Sakura
Monte Markham
as Cmdr. Max Leslie
Kevin Dobson
as Ensign George Gay
Glenn Corbett
as Lt. Cmdr. John Waldron
Gregory Walcott
as Capt. Elliott Buckmaster
Dabney Coleman
as Capt. Murray Arnold
Larry Csonka
as Cmdr. Delaney
Erik Estrada
John Fujioka
James Ingersoll
Dale Ishimoto
as Vice Adm. Moshiro Hosogaya
Robert Ito
Steve Kanaly
Lloyd Kino
Clyde Kusatsu
Kip Niven
Bennett Ohta
Dennis Rucker
as Ens. Mansen
Tom Selleck
Sab Shimono
Conrad Yama
as Adm. Nobutake Kondo
Kurt Grayson
Cliff Robertson
as Cmdr. Carl Jessop
Robert Webber
as Rear Adm. Frank J. "Jack" Fletcher
Ed Nelson
as Adm. Harry Pearson
James Shigeta
as Vice Adm. Chuichi Nagumo
Biff McGuire
as Capt. Miles Browning
Christopher George
as Lt. Cmdr. C. Wade McClusky
Edward Albert
as Lt. Tom Garth
Yuki Shimoda
Seth Sakai
Alfie Wise
Beeson Carroll
Noriyuki "Pat" Morita
Ed Nelson
as Adm. Harry Pearson
Dennis Rucker
as Ens. Mansen
Larry Csonka
as Cmdr. Delaney
Edward Albert
as Lt. Tom Garth
James Shigeta
as Vice Adm. Chuichi Nagumo
Biff McGuire
as Capt. Miles Browning
Conrad Yama
as Adm. Nobutake Kondo
Robert Webber
as Rear Adm. Frank J. "Jack" Fletcher
Christopher George
as Lt. Cmdr. C. Wade McClusky
Dabney Coleman
as Capt. Murray Arnold
Cliff Robertson
as Cmdr. Carl Jessop
Dale Ishimoto
as Vice Adm. Moshiro Hosogaya

Crew

Jack Smight
Director
Walter Mirisch
Producer
Harry Stradling, Jr.
Cinematographer
John Williams
Composer (Music Score)
Robert Swink
Editor
Walter Tyler
Art Director
John M. Dwyer
Set Designer
Jack McMasters
Special Effects
Richard Hashimoto
First Assistant Director
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