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

Oh! Oh!

- Hollywood!

- Hollywood!

Get your mind off that dame and back on

the job or we'll never get outta here.

This war's been goin' on

for the last ten years.

You had Japs

in Manchuria in 1931...

...the Eye-ties

in Ethiopia in 1935...

...the Krauts been blitzkrieging your favorite

European tourist attractions the last 3 years.

Last year in Africa, it took General

O'Connor and his British tanks two months...

...to grab Libya and it took

Rommel 12 days to get it back.


Look at this creamation!

You're supposed to be drying

dishes, not killing people.

Give me that turkey leg.

I'll shove it up your ass.

What's the matter with you?

Look at all this good food over here.

- Pop, Wally made me cook!

- Wally, my ass! Looka here! Perfectly good eggs!

What the hell's the matter with you,

throwing away food like that?

Put it back over the stove,

warm it up for them fellows out there.

Let's mutilate this food before

they can serve it to anyone else.

They are so disgusting.

If you don't quit hanging

around with that playboy...

...you gonna end up with a record

you can't play on the jukebox.

- But, Pops-

- Pops? I ain't your Pops!

But, Pops, I've been practicin'

all week. I'm takin' dancing lessons.

- I seen you dance.

You can't dance worth a spit.

Give me that thing.


When are you gonna remember which side

of the tracks you come from, boy?

- We need more coffee.

- Coming right up.

- Clean that place up right there!

What's your problem, kid?

You got ants in your pants?

I was just practicing

some dance steps.

- Dance steps?

- Mm-hmm.

You got somethin' to be

dancin' about, bub?

- I don't know. Maybe I do.

- Maybe you do?

There's a war on, pal. I want to know

why you're not in uniform.

I want to know what you're

doin' dancin' around tables.

I want to know why

you're not in the Army.

- 'Cause I don't take orders from anybody.

- A tough guy, huh?

Are you okay? I'm really sorry.

- I'm terribly sorry.

- You got egg on my uniform.

- I'm very sorry.

- I hate eggs.

- Eggs are good for you.

- I can't stand eggs. I hate eggs.

- Look out, Wally.

- Watch it! He's got a leg.

- That ain't the way you do it!

Can it, Sitarski!

Save it for the Japs!

For cryin' out loud, Sarge.

Look at this bozo.

Anybody who wears a shirt

like that is askin' for it.

He's an American, Sitarski.

If it's one thing we don't want, it's

seeing Americans fighting Americans.

I won't stand for that.

Not here, not anywhere.

We've had our chow.

Move out.

- You okay, kid?

- You're not gonna tip him, are ya, Sarge?

- That's okay. I don't need your tip.

- I think you do.

Get rid of that shirt.

It's in bad taste.

Come on! Clean them floors up

like I told ya!

Floors haven't been washed

in 10 years. It'll take me all night.

I don't give a damn

if it takes 20 years.

He can't work tonight.

Tonight's his big night.

- Tonight's the night of the Jitterbug contest.

- Jitterbug? Hell!

That reminds me. Kill them

cockroaches in that flour sack.

- Pop, he can't work. He's gotta dance!

Pop! Pop!

You can't do this to me!

I'll do anything! I gotta get

that money! I gotta get that suit!

Only way you'll get a suit

is steal one.

- Now scram! Get out!

- Ow! Oh!

Easy come, easy go.

Oh, no, you think

that's gonna stop me?

Nothing's gonna stop me from being

with Betty Douglas tonight.

- Um, Miss Fitzroy?

- Yes, Betty?

Does this mean we won't be allowed

to dance with civilians tonight?

- That is correct.

In fact, civilians will no longer

be permitted in this facility.

The world is changing, girls,

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Robert Zemeckis

Robert Lee Zemeckis is an American film director, film producer, and screenwriter who is frequently credited as an innovator in visual effects. more…

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