Midway (1976)

The glory, the suspense, the spectacular drama of the men who won the most decisive naval battle in our history!

  • Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
  • Release Date: 1976-06-18
  • User Rating: 6.6/10 from 278 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 12min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: The Mirisch Company
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Jack Smight
star 6.6/10
From 278 Ratings


This war drama depicts the U.S. and Japanese forces in the naval Battle of Midway, which became a turning point for Americans during World War II.

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  • Charlton Heston

    as Capt. Matthew Garth
  • Henry Fonda

    as Adm. Chester W. Nimitz
  • James Coburn

    as Capt. Vinton Maddox
  • Glenn Ford

    as Rear Admiral Raymond A. Spruance
  • Hal Holbrook

    as Cmdr. Joseph Rochefort
  • Robert Mitchum

    as Vice Adm. William F. 'Bull' Halsey Jr.
  • Toshirō Mifune

    as Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto
  • Cliff Robertson

    as Cmdr. Jessop
  • Robert Wagner

    as Lt.Cmdr. Blake
  • Robert Webber

    as Admiral Jack Fletcher
  • James Shigeta

    as Vice Admiral Chuichi Nagumo
  • Pat Morita

    as Rear Admiral Ryunosuke Kusaka
  • John Fujioka

    as Rear Admiral Tamon Yamaguchi
  • Ed Nelson

    as Admiral Harry Pearson
  • Christopher George

    as Lieutenant Commander C. Wade McClusky
  • Erik Estrada

    as Pilot "Chili Bean" Ramos
  • Tom Selleck

    as Aide to Capt. Cyril Simard
  • Robert Ito

    as Cmdr. Minoru Genda
  • Christina Kokubo

    as Haruko Sakura
  • Susan Sullivan

    as Ann (TV Version)
  • Larry Pennell

    as Captain Cyril Simard
  • Monte Markham

    as Commander Max Leslie
  • Biff McGuire

    as Captain Miles Browning
  • Kevin Dobson

    as Ensign George Gay
  • Glenn Corbett

    as Lieutenant Commander John Waldron
  • Gregory Walcott

    as Captain Elliott Buckmaster
  • Edward Albert

    as Lieutenant Tom Garth
  • Dale Ishimoto

    as Vice Admiral Moshiro Hosogaya
  • Dabney Coleman

    as Captain Murray Arnold
  • Clyde Kusatsu

    as Cmdr. Watanabe
  • Phillip R. Allen

    as Lt. Cmdr. John S. 'Jimmy' Thach
  • Sab Shimono

    as Lt. Tomonaga
  • Conrad Yama

    as Adm. Nobutake Kondo
  • Yuki Shimoda

    as Officer Aboard Carrier Hiryu
  • Seth Sakai

    as Capt. Kameto Kuroshima
  • Kurt Grayson

    as Maj. Floyd 'Red' Parks
  • Alfie Wise

    as Chief Radioman Horace F. Dobbs
  • John Bennett Perry

    as ARM1c Walter G. Chochalousek
  • Steve Kanaly

    as Lt. Cmdr. Lance E. "Lem" Massey
  • Kip Niven

    as Lt. Howard P. Ady, PBY Pilot
  • Dennis Rucker

    as Ens. Manson
  • Michael Richardson

    as Lt. Woll - Aide to Adm. Nimitz
  • James Ingersoll

    as Pilot, PBY 'Strawberry 12'
  • Larry Csonka

    as Cmdr. Delaney (uncredited)
  • Mitchell Ryan

    as RAdm. Aubrey W. Fitch (uncredited)
  • Lloyd Kino

    as Capt. Aoki (uncredited)
Sound John Williams Original Music Composer
Editing Robert Swink Editor
Camera Harry Stradling Jr. Director of Photography
Editing Frank J. Urioste Editor
Writing Donald S. Sanford Screenplay
Production Walter Mirisch Producer
Directing Jack Smight Director
Crew Bill Saito Stunts
Crew Charlie Picerni Stunts
Crew Victor Paul Stunts
Art Walter H. Tyler Art Direction
Crew Erik Cord Stunts
Crew Steven Burnett Stunts
Crew Gary Combs Stunts
Art John M. Dwyer Set Decoration
Crew James Winburn Stunts