Tora! Tora! Tora!

TitleTora! Tora! Tora!
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1970
AuthorsFleischer, Richard, Toshio Masuda, and Kinji Fukasaku
Running Time144
Date Released09/1970
Distributor20th Century Fox
CountryUnited States
Publication Languageenglish, japanese

Tora! Tora! Tora! presents the American and Japanese perspectives on the days leading up to the bombing of Pearl Harbor, which precipitated the entry of the United States into World War II. Negotiations between the U.S. and Japan over trade embargoes break down, prompting Japanese military officers to plan a pre-emptive strike. American military officials intercept Japanese communications, but they neither know where the Japanese will attack nor believe it will happen.


Martin Balsam

Joseph Cotten

Sō Yamamura

Tatsuya Mihashi

E. G. Marshall

James Whitmore

Jason Robards


Produced by Elmo Williams and Richard Fleischer

Screenplay by Larry Forrester, Hideo Oguni, Ryuzo Kikushima, and Akira Kurosawa (uncredited)

Music by Jerry Goldsmith

Cinematography by Charles F. Wheeler, Shinsaku Himeda, Masamichi Satoh, and Osamu Furuya

Edited by James E. Newcom, Pembroke J. Herring, and Inoue Chikaya


Action, Adventure, Drama, War

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