December 7, 2941, Pearl Harbor Day, is a day that will live on in infamy to paraphrase the then-President of the United States, Franklin Delano Roosevelt. The Japanese attacks on Pearl Harbor on that December morning destroyed the American fleet at Pearl Harbor and catapulted America into the Second World War. Tomorrow marks the 70th anniversary of that fateful morning all those years ago. In commemoration of Pearl Harbor Day, it seemed fitting to look back on the 2001 movie about the event and re-experience it by taking a look at some of the Pearl Harbor movie quotes and trailer as well as to look through some stunning movie wallpapers for your computer’s desktop. These are my picks for the best wallpapers and quotes from the movie.
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Pearl Harbor brief movie summary
The Pearl Harbor movie was released on May 25, 2001. It told the story of two childhood friends, Rafe and Danny, two First Lieutenants in the United States Army Air Corps, as well as the love interest for both men, Evelyn.
Rafe signs up to fight with the Allied causes against the Axis powers in Europe and is shot down and presumed dead, leaving behind a grief-stricken Evelyn, who was in love with him as well as his childhood best friend, Danny. In working through their grief, Evelyn and Danny become involved. The two are on the Island of Hawaii when Rafe returns from occupied France. They reunited the day before Pearl Harbor Day on December 6, 1941. It is against this backdrop that the characters are pulled into the fight. On the morning of December 7, 1941, the three are present when the Japanese attack Pearl Harbor, throwing them into action in their respective jobs. The two men as fighter pilots and Evelyn as a nurse. Read more about the Pearl Harbor movie on IMBd.
Pearl Harbor movie quotes and wallpapers
Below are some Pearl Harbor movie quotes to commemorate Pearl Harbor Day. Click through the slide show to see Pearl Harbor movie wallpapers. Put them on your computer’s desktop to commemorate Pearl Harbor Day. There will be links to websites that have more wallpapers for you to put on your desktop. And in honor of the real event, there will be some photos taken from the base at Pearl Harbor as well. They are a somber reminder of that sad day 70 years ago.
Click on the video box to see the Pearl Harbor movie trailer.
Pearl Harbor movie quotes from IMDb
Admiral Yamamoto: I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant.
Admiral Kimmel: [reading signal] “U.S. Navy believes attack on Pearl Harbor imminent.” Well… they’re only an hour late.
Evelyn: Do you ever wonder if this war’s going to catch up with us?
Danny: I think World War II just started.
Rafe: Returning from the dead wasn’t all that I expected… but that’s life.
Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle: You know what top secret is?”
Rafe: Yes, sir. It’s the kind of mission where you get medals, but they send ’em to your relatives.
Rafe: Danny, you can’t die. You can’t die. You know why? ‘Cause you’re gonna be a father. You’re gonna be a daddy. I wasn’t supposed to tell you. You’re gonna be a father.
Danny: No, you are.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt: Yesterday, December 7, 1941, a date which will live in infamy, the United States Of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by Naval and Air Forces of the Empire of Japan. It is obvious that planning the attack began many weeks ago, during the intervening time the Japanese Government has deliberately sought to deceive the United States by false statements and expressions of hope for continued peace. The attack yesterday on the Hawaiian Islands has caused severe damage to American military forces, I regret to tell you that over three thousand American lives have been lost. No matter how long it may take us to over come this pre-meditated invasion, the American people in their righteous might will win through to absolute victory. Because of this unprovoked, dastardly attack by Japan, I ask that the congress declare a state of War.
(Evelyn is fixing up a cut on Doris Miller’s head)
Evelyn: [referring to the cut] Where’d you get this?
Dorie Miller: Boxin’.
Evelyn: You win?
Dorie Miller: Yes, Ma’am.
Evelyn: And what do you get for winning?
Dorie Miller: Respect.
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*What do you think about when you think of Pearl Harbor Day? The Pearl Harbor movie wallpapers and trailer only mark a small portion of the films made about the event. What movies can you think of that commemorate that fateful day? What are some of your most profound Pearl Harbor quotes? Leave your comments below.