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Charlton Heston
Director: Jack Smight Cast: Charlton Heston
Charlton Heston
, Henry Fonda
Henry Fonda
, James Coburn
James Coburn
Jack Smight


Charlton Heston
Director: Jack Smight Cast: Charlton Heston
Charlton Heston
, Henry Fonda
Henry Fonda
, James Coburn
James Coburn
Jack Smight


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An expensive war epic, Midway emulates The Longest Day and Tora! Tora! Tora! 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.

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Product Details

Release Date: 06/04/2013
UPC: 0025192112041
Original Release: 1976
Rating: PG
Source: Universal Studios
Time: 2:12:00
Sales rank: 12,813

Special Features

The making of Midway; The score of Midway; Sensurround: the sounds of Midway; They Were There: hosted by Charlton Heston; Scenes shot for the TV version; Photograph montage; Theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

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

Technical Credits
Jack Smight Director
John M. Dwyer Set Decoration/Design
Richard Hashimoto Asst. Director
Robert Martin Sound/Sound Designer
Jack McMasters Special Effects
Walter Mirisch Producer
Leonard Peterson Sound/Sound Designer
Donald S. Sanford Screenwriter
Harry Stradling Cinematographer
Robert Swink Editor
Walter Tyler Art Director
Frank J. Urioste Editor
John Williams [composer] Score Composer

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