• 1979
  • PG
  • 118 min
  • USA
  • comedy

Hysterical Californians prepare for a Japanese invasion in the days after Pearl Harbor.

Director: Steven Spielberg

Writers: Robert Zemeckis, Bob Gale

Stars: Dan Aykroyd, Ned Beatty, John Belushi, Lorraine Gary, Murray Hamilton

Steven Spielberg's attempt at screwball comedy collapses under a glut of ideas, confusing an unwieldy scope for a commensurate amount of guffaws.

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  • Steven Spielberg
    Steven Spielberg
    Steven Allan Spielberg (born December 18, 1946) is an American film director, screenwriter, producer, and studio entrepreneur. In a career of more than four decades, Spielberg's films have covered many themes and genres. Spielberg's early science-fiction and adventure films were seen as archetypes of modern Hollywood blockbuster filmmaking. In later years, his films began addressing issues...

Main Cast


Tagline: Paranoia meets pandemonium.

Motion Picture Rating: PG

Genres: comedy

Keywords: submarine, california, world war ii, war ship, pearl harbor, panic, satire, los angeles, california, 1940s, anarchic comedy

Categories: world war two, submarine, california, panic, year 1941, satire, pilot, periscope, december 7 1941


Producer: Buzz Feitshans

Editor: Michael Kahn

Casting: Sally Dennison

Director of photography: William A. Fraker

Executive producer: John Milius

Details and Technical Specs

Runtime: 118 min

Country: USA

Language: English, German, Japanese

Aspect Ratio: 2.39 : 1

Color: Color (Metrocolor)