1941

1941

"Paranoia meets pandemonium."
  • PG
  • 1979
  • 1 hr 58 min
  • 5.8  (31,381)
  • 34

1941 is a Spielberg comedy that deals with events in California after the December 7th attacks on Pearl Harbor. The film opens with a Japanese Submarine trying to find where Hollywood is. Upon discovering a woman swimming in the vicinity, the crew realizes that they are in America and quickly surface, though the woman escapes. A few hours later at a cafe, a tank crew is enjoying a meal while the dishwasher Wally is washing dishes. The commanding officer of the tank crew takes a disliking to Wally's character. Wally returns the reply with a fist and a fight breaks causing Wally to be fired from his job. Later on in the day Wally learns that he can't take his girlfriend Betty Douglas to the USO dance that night as Wally is not a member of the USO. Then, her father, who like the commander of the tank can't stand Wally shows up and Wally is forced to hide in the attic above the garage. When he falls through the ceiling, he is taken by Ward and thrown into the back of a garbage truck. Wally, undeterred arrives at the Dance, where he finds Betty trying to be persuaded into going into a dance with another man. Wally, thinking fast, borrows another man's uniform and he and Betty dance and win the contest, much to the chagrin of everyone else. Meanwhile, a U.S. airplane is mistaken for a Japanese one and is shot down just as a Japanese submarine is seen off the coast. Wally, with his girl by his side and his best friend right behind him, steals an army uniform and then a tank and prepares to take the Japanese submarine head on. Meanwhile, Ward, who has made the discovery that the army has put an anti-aircraft battery in his front yard, also begins firing on the submarine. Wally ends up driving the tank into the ocean and Ward ends up destroying his house. Days later, General Stilwell proclaims "It is going to be a long war."

1941
1941
1941

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1941 is a Spielberg comedy that deals with events in California after the December 7th attacks on Pearl Harbor. The film opens with a Japanese Submarine trying to find where Hollywood is. Upon discovering a woman swimming in the vicinity, the crew realizes that they are in America and quickly surface, though the woman escapes.

A few hours later at a cafe, a tank crew is enjoying a meal while the dishwasher Wally is washing dishes. The commanding officer of the tank crew takes a disliking to Wally's character. Wally returns the reply with a fist and a fight breaks causing Wally to be fired from his job.

Later on in the day Wally learns that he can't take his girlfriend Betty Douglas to the USO dance that night as Wally is not a member of the USO. Then, her father, who like the commander of the tank can't stand Wally shows up and Wally is forced to hide in the attic above the garage. When he falls through the ceiling, he is taken by Ward and thrown into the back of a garbage truck.

Wally, undeterred arrives at the Dance, where he finds Betty trying to be persuaded into going into a dance with another man. Wally, thinking fast, borrows another man's uniform and he and Betty dance and win the contest, much to the chagrin of everyone else.

Meanwhile, a U.S. airplane is mistaken for a Japanese one and is shot down just as a Japanese submarine is seen off the coast. Wally, with his girl by his side and his best friend right behind him, steals an army uniform and then a tank and prepares to take the Japanese submarine head on. Meanwhile, Ward, who has made the discovery that the army has put an anti-aircraft battery in his front yard, also begins firing on the submarine. Wally ends up driving the tank into the ocean and Ward ends up destroying his house.

Days later, General Stilwell proclaims "It is going to be a long war."

1941 is a 1979 action movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 58 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.8 and a MetaScore of 34.

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  • Release Date
    1979
  • MPAA Rating
    PG
  • Runtime
    1 hr 58 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    5.8  (31,381)
  • Metascore
    34