Synopsis: Hysteria grips California in the wake of the bombing of Pearl Harbor. An assorted group of defenders attempt to make the coast defensible against an imagined Japanese invasion, in this big budget, big cast comedy. Members of a Japanese submarine crew scout out the madness, along with a Captain in Germany's Kreigsmarine (Navy).
Genre: Action, Comedy, War
Director(s): Steven Spielberg
Production: MCA Universal Home Video
  Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 3 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
118 min

and we have to change with it.

These men in uniform

are after one thing-

I don't want to hear any more talk

about your precious morality.

Morale. Now that

is what is important.

You are gonna have

to smile at men...

who you would never give

a second glance to in peacetime.

Yes, Miss Fitzroy.

Make polite conversation with men

whose minds are in the gutter.

Yes, Miss Fitzroy.

You are gonna have to dance and dance

close with men you might find repulsive.


Oh, heaven, heaven.

Some of them are really cute!

- I want you!

Eight o'clock!

I can't take it!

- Seven-thirty!

- I love you!


I love you!

That's all Reed Jack, one of our

better boogie-woogie suits.

- And very expensive.

- Excuse me. What do you mean by that?

It's just that I couldn't help noticing

what you were wearing when you came in.

My good man, are you accusing me of not

having enough dough to pay for this?

- Shh!

- I might as well leave this store.

No. Come back. Try on the hat.

It goes with the suit.

You know what I mean?

It's not gonna work. It ain't

gonna work. It's not gonna work.


in the news, it's been reported...

...that two squadrons of Japanese planes

flew over San Francisco last night.

They bombed Pearl Harbor.

Now they're going to come here.

They bombed Pearl Harbor!

Now they're going to come here!

Thank you, but no, thank you.

I have changed my mind.

- I do not want it!

- What do you mean you changed your mind?

- I'm sorry, sir. I am taking it off.

- But you wanted a suit.

I learned one thing today:

I will never shop east of Beverly Hills.

- Merry Christmas!

- Merry Christmas.

It ain't gonna work.

Why do I always have troubles

on Christmas-

- It's not gonna work.

- Why can't I have a-

What? Oh, my God.

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Robert Zemeckis

Robert Lee Zemeckis is an American filmmaker and screenwriter. Zemeckis is credited as one of the greatest "visual storytellers" in filmmaking and is a pioneer of visual effects. more…

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