Tora! Tora! Tora!


Tora! Tora! Tora! Review

Very interesting but rambling WWII drama about the invasion of Pearl Harbor. What makes Tora!! so interesting is that it is a joint U.S.-Japanese production, and the story is told from both sides of the fence. The Japanese obsession with fighting an honorable fight is made plain, as is the comedy of errors that led up to the U.S. inability to detect the attack until the bombs were dropping. The film is a very damning portrayal of the U.S. Navy and government altogether, and really gives you a respect for the Japanese, showing just how much worse Pearl Harbor could have been. A must-see for any war buff. Based on the book The Broken Seal.

Bombs away.

Facts and Figures

Run time: 144 mins

In Theaters: Wednesday 23rd September 1970

Box Office Worldwide: $29.5M

Budget: $25.5M

Distributed by: 20th Century Fox Film Corporat

Production compaines: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

Reviews 3.5 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 59%
Fresh: 16 Rotten: 11

IMDB: 7.5 / 10

Cast & Crew


Starring: as Admiral Husband E. Kimmel, Sô Yamamura as Vice-Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto, as Henry L. Stimson, U.S. Secretary of War, as Commander Minoru Genda, E.G. Marshall as Lt. Colonel Rufus S. Bratton, as Vice Admiral William F. 'Bull' Halsey Jr., as Lt. Commander Mitsuo Fuchida, as Lt. General Walter C. Short, as Lt. Commander Alwin D. Kramer, Frank Aletter as Lt. Commander Francis J. Thomas - USS Nevada, Koreya Senda as Prime Minister Prince Fumimaro Konoye, as Secretary of the Navy Frank Knox, Junya Usami as Admiral Zengo Yoshida, as Captain John B. Earle, as Foreign Minister Yosuke Matsuoka, Susumu Fujita as Rear Admiral Tamon Yamaguchi, as Admiral Harold R. Stark, Bontarô Miake as Admiral Koshiro Oikawa (as Bontaro Miyake), as Lieutenant Harold Kaminsky, as Colonel Edward F. French, Keith Andes as General George C. Marshall, Eijirô Tôno as Vice Admiral Chuichi Nagumo (as Eijiro Tono), Shôgo Shimada as Japanese Ambassador Kichisaburo Nomura