Big budget screwball comedy about panicking Southern Californians following the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Box office and critical disappointment, but occasionally hilarious!
Tetchy exchange between Russian agent Borzov (Charles Bronson) and American-based double-agent Barbara (Lee Remick), who've just met and checked into a Montana motel, in Don Siegel's Telefon, 1977.
Dan Aykroyd as Sergeant Tree with his crew (Treat Williams as Sitarski, also John Candy) in a coastal cafe, then meeting gonzo pilot Wild Bill Kelso (John Belushi), observed by veteran Elisha Cook Jr., in Steven Spielberg's 1941, 1979.
Opening his famously expensive and box-office un-friendly follow up to Jaws and Close Encounters Of The Third Kind, director Steven Spielberg decides to have fun with a reference to the former, using the same swimmer (Denise Cheshire), in 1941, 1979, starring John Belushi.
Panic sweeps Hollywood when a Japanese invasion is suspected in Steven Spielberg's gigantic farce 1941 (1979).
Feature trailer for 1941.
During the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Californians await the worst.
1941 -- Hysterical Californians prepare for a Japanese invasion in the days after Pearl Harbor.
1941 -- Steven Spielberg directs this riotous farce depicting the hysteria of a cross section of Los Angeles citizens following the bombing of Pear Harbor. The film is loosely based on a true event in which a Japanese submarine surfaced off the California coast, setting off a brief wave of panic.
The trailer for 1941.
Late 1941, a young woman goes for a midnight swim, alone and naked (in a nod to the opening of the film Jaws) to find a Japanese submarine surfacing under her. She holds on to the periscope as it rises. The submarine crew realizes they have arrived where they intended to be, Hollywood, and the vessel submerges once again while the girl swims to safety. The Japanese submarine crew, led by Commander Mitamuru are joined by a hard-line German naval captain, and have crossed the Pacific Ocean to destroy something 'honorable.'
Back on land, dishwasher Wally Stephens makes plans to enter a dance contest with Betty Douglas, against her father's wishes. Tank crew Sgt. Frank Tree, Private Foley, and Corporal Sitarski are also at Wally's restaurant. Meanwhile, Captain Wild Bill Kelso lands his Curtiss P-40 fighter to refuel but accidentally blows up the gasoline station.
Just days after the attack on Pearl Harbor, in Los Angeles, Major General Joseph Stilwell attempts to bring order, but Colonel Mad Man Maddox, the General's new secretary Donna Stratten and the General's assistant Captain Loomis Birkhead all have other ideas.
At the Douglas family home on the coast, Wally is confronted by Mr. Douglas and his wife Joan, still angry that he previously destroyed their car. Soon after, the tank crew arrive to deliver a large gun; Corporal Sitarski spots Betty.
The Japanese submarine becomes lost trying to find Los Angeles when the ship's compass is broken. A landing party captures a local timber merchant, Hollis Wood; on board the sub, they see he has a small Cracker Jack compass that he swallows. Wood escapes, while in Los Angeles, Major General Stilwell goes to see the feature film Dumbo. Captain Birkhead and Donna Stratten decide to go the local airfield where Colonel Madman Maddox has both aircraft and a belief the Japanese are about to attack.
At the USO dance, Sitarski and Betty are inside as Wally sneaks in with a sto
The teaser trailer for 1941. Hysterical Californians prepare for a Japanese invasion in the days after Pearl Harbor.
Steven Spielberg directs this riotous farce depicting the hysteria of a cross section of Los Angeles citizens following the bombing of Pear Harbor. The film is loosely based on a true event in which a Japanese submarine surfaced off the California coast, setting off a brief wave of panic.
It's December of 1941, and the people of California are in varying states of unease, ranging from a sincere desire to defend the country to virtual blind panic in the wake of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Thus begin several story threads that comprise the "plot" of this strange period comedy, a sort of satirical disaster movie, from Steven Spielberg. The stories and story threads culminate so that by New Year's Eve, all of the zany characters are going to cross paths, directly or once-removed, in a comedy of errors and destruction. An all-star cast including John Belushi, Dan Akroyd, John Candy, Robert Stack and Ned Beatty headline this hit!
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Charles Bronson ("Death Wish") is a Russian secret agent on the hunt for a demented Soviet defector who plans on using a group of hypnotized American spies to wreak havoc on the U.S.
Charles Bronson is a Russian secret agent on the hunt for a demented Soviet defector who plans on using a group of hypnotized American spies to wreak havoc on the U.S.
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