"Midway" is a 2019 Canadian-American war film directed by Roland Emmerich.
The starring cast includes Ed Skrein as Lieutenant Richard "Dick" Best, Patrick Wilson as Lieutenant Commander Edwin T. Layton, Luke Evans as Lieutenant Commander Wade McClusky, Aaron Eckhart as Lieutenant Colonel Jimmy Doolittle, Nick Jonas as Aviation Machinist's Mate Bruno Gaido, Darren Criss as Lieutenant Commander Eugene Lindsey, Luke Kleintank as Lieutenant Clarence Earle Dickinson, Woody Harrelson as Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, Dennis Quaid as Vice Admiral William "Bull" Halsey, Keean Johnson as Chief Aviation Radioman James Murray and others.

Here are "Midway" movie trailer, plot summary, full cast and characters, release date, streaming services and everything we know so far.


Is there a trailer for Midway movie?

Lionsgate Movies on Thursday, September 12, 2019 released the trailer for "Midway" you can watch here:
Midway (2019 Movie) New Trailer - Ed Skrein, Mandy Moore, Nick Jonas, Woody Harrelson.

Plot summary

What is Midway movie plot?

Here is a short review of "Midway" movie plot summary.

In December 1937 in Tokyo, American naval attachรฉ intelligence officer Lieutenant Commander Edwin T. Layton (Patrick Wilson) and his counterpart are discussing the US and Japanese positions in the Pacific Ocean during a state function. Layton is warned by Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto (Etsushi Toyokawa) that if the Japanese oil supply is threatened by the US, the Japanese will take immediate action.
On December 7, 1941, the Japanese use their carrier fleet to strike at Pearl Harbor. The attack leads the US to enter World War II. Naval aviator Lieutenant Dick Best (Ed Skrein) and the Air Group (CAG) of the carrier fail to find the Japanese carrier fleet. In the months following the Pearl Harbor attack, the Americans launch raids against the Marshall Islands and the Japanese mainland and engage a Japanese fleet at the Battle of the Coral Sea. Yamamoto proposes his most audacious plan yet - the invasion of Midway Island using the four available carriers of the Kido Butai.
Joseph Rochefort (Brennan Brown) and his cryptology team begin intercepting messages concerning a location the Japanese identify as "AF". Layton speaks with Admiral Chester Nimitz, who informs him that Washington believes "AF" to be a target in the South Pacific. Layton disagrees, believing the intended target to be Midway Atoll. After meeting with Rochefort, Nimitz instructs the team to find a way to definitively prove that "AF" is Midway. After Layton instructs Midway to telegraph in the clear (unencrypted) that they are suffering a water shortage, cryptologists working for Rochefort intercept Japanese communications concerning water shortages on "AF", confirming that "AF" is indeed Midway.


Who plays who in the Midway movie cast?

Here is the full cast and characters of "Midway" movie. Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.

Ed Skrein  as Lieutenant Richard "Dick" Best
Patrick Wilson  as Lieutenant Commander Edwin T. Layton
Luke Evans  as Lieutenant Commander Wade McClusky
Aaron Eckhart  as Lieutenant Colonel Jimmy Doolittle
Nick Jonas  as Aviation Machinist's Mate Bruno Gaido
Darren Criss  as Lieutenant Commander Eugene Lindsey
Luke Kleintank  as Lieutenant Clarence Earle Dickinson
Woody Harrelson  as Admiral Chester W. Nimitz
Dennis Quaid  as Vice Admiral William "Bull" Halsey
Keean Johnson  as Chief Aviation Radioman James Murray
Etsushi Toyokawa  as Isoroku Yamamoto
Jake Weber  as Rear Admiral Raymond A. Spruance
Tadanobu Asano  as Tamon Yamaguchi
Brennan Brown  as Commander Joseph Rochefort
Alexander Ludwig  as Lieutenant Roy Pearce
David Hewlett  as Admiral Husband E. Kimmel
Jun Kunimura  as Chuichi Nagumo
Mark Rolston  as Admiral Ernest King
Brandon Sklenar  as George 'Tex' Gay
Jake Manley  as Ensign Willie West
Mandy Moore  as Ann Best
Eric Davis  as Captain Miles Browning
James Carpinello  as Lieutenant Commander William Brockman
Russell Dennis Lewis  as Ensign Frank Woodrow O'Flaherty
Jacob Blair  as 2nd Lieutenant Hank Potter
Geoffrey Blake  as Commander John Ford
Nobuya Shimamoto  as Kaku Tomeo
Kenny Leu  as Zhu Xuesan
Rachael Perrell Fosket  as Dagne Layton
Peter Shinkoda  as Genda Minoru
Tim Beckmann  as Captain Rawlings
Sarah Halford  as Marie Pearce
Cameron Brodeur  as Sully Brown
Hiromoto Ida  as Prime Minister Tojo
Hiroaki Shintani  as Emperor Hirohito
Mikael Conde  as Bill Miller
Madison Roukema  as Barbara Best
Christie Brooke  as Millicent McClusky
Dustin Geiger  as Paul Crosley
Jason Lee Hoy  as Pat Rooney
Ellen Dubin  as Admiral King Secretary
Jason New  as Marine Captain (Midway)
Dean Schaller  as Jack MacKenzie Jr.
Kayo Yasuhara  as Geisha
Rudolph Wallstrom  as Petty Officer (Pacific HQ) (as Rudolph Wallstrum)
Matthew MacCaull  as Staff Officer (Nimitz)
Philip Fu-Kang Wang  as Chinese Major (as Phil Wang)
Johan Strombergsson-Denora  as Radioman #1 (Enterprise SC) (as Johan Denora)
Nico DeCastris  as Radioman #2 (Enterprise SC) (as Nico De Castris)
Alexandre Dubois  as Radar Officer (Enterprise)
Tyler Elliot Burke  as Radar Officer (Enterprise)
Raphael Grosz-Harvey  as Lt. JG (Hospital)
Trevor Danielson  as Talker
Agostino Michael Cimino  as Buzz Davis (Sonar Tech Nautilus) (as Agostino 'Michael' Cimino)
Takeshi Kurokawa  as Imperial Guardsman
Ryuta Kato  as Japanese Junior Officer (Yamat)
Garret Sato  as Japanese Officer (Prison)
Neil Girvan  as Navy Yard Inspector
Ellis Arch  as Lofton Henderson
Robert Crooks  as McClusky's Radioman
Sean Colby  as Gay's Radioman
Kasey Ryne Mazak  as Signal Officer (Akagi) (as Kasey Mazak)
Ryo Hayashida  as Deck Officer (Akagi)
Michael Chapman  as Helmsman (Nautilus)
Masahiro Tanikawa Masa Tani  as Damage Control Officer (as Masahiro Tankiawa 'Masa Tani')
Ryohei Arima  as Japanese Lieutenant (Kaga)
Hiro Kanagawa  as Makigumo Captain (as Hironobu Kanagawa)
Ken Takikawa  as Makigumo Lieutenant
Leonardo Boudreau  as Passing Sailor
Tony Nowicki  as SBD Pilot (Enterprise) (as Tony Christopher)
Yuta Takenaka  as Staff Officer (Yamato)
Tatsuya Shirato  as Flag Officer (Yamato)
Tyler Hall  as William 'Slim' Townsend
Kyle Bougeno  as Smoking Sailor
David Dacosta  as Breathless Ensign (Enterprise)
Kazuki Gonzalez-Adachi  as Hiryu Helmsman
Reyn Halford  as Torpedo Room Chief
Toyoaki Ito Leung  as Japanese Boy (10 YO)
Halta Nonen  as Japanese Boy #2 (6 YO)
Adrian Spencer  as Chief Medic (Enterprise)
James Gerald Hicks  as Edwin Kroeger (as James Hicks)
Sebastian Pigott  as Petty Officer #2
Simon Pelletier-Gilbert  as Yorktown Spotter
Philippe Verville  as Doolittle's Bombardier
Shigeru Yabuta  as Japanese Duck Netting Officer
Seunghwan Min  as Zero Pilots Squadron Leader
Christopher Tapia  as Hiryu Pointer
Sangwon Jun  as Hiryu Talker
Motoo Taira  as Akagi Spotter
Ana Maria Lombo  as Ballroom Singer (as Annie Trousseau)

Release date

When is Midway movie release date?

"Midway" movie release date was scheduled to be on November 7, 2019 (Germany, Denmark, Hungary), on November 8, 2019 (United States, United Kingdom), on November 15, 2019 (Turkey) and on September 11, 2020 (Japan) distributing by Lionsgate Home Entertainment, Lionsgate UK, A Really Happy Film, ACME, Another World Entertainment, Ascot Elite Entertainment Group, BGFilm, Blitz Film & Video Distribution, Blitz Serbija, CGV Mars Dagitim, CJ CGV Viet Nam, Central Partnership, Cinemanse, Constantin-Film, Diamond Films, Digi-Optic Films, Distribution Workshop, Dutch FilmWorks (DFW), Eagle Pictures, Elevation Pictures, Film One Entertainment, Forum Film Slovakia, Golden Village Pictures, Huaxia Film Distribution, Italian International Film, Kinepolis Film Distribution (KFD), Kino Films, Lenta, Lucisano Media Group, Meloman, Metropolitan Filmexport, Mis. Label, Mongkol Major, Monolith Films, Myndform, NOS Audiovisuais, Noble Entertainment, Noori Pictures, Odeon, PT. Prima Cinema Multimedia, PVR Pictures, Pioneer Films, Pro Video Film & Distribution Kft., Roadshow Film Distributors (NZ) Ltd., Roadshow Films, Selim Ramia & Sons, Square Box Pictures, Sun Distribution, TGV Pictures, Times Media Films, Ukrainian Film Distribution (UFD), United International Pictures (UIP), United King Films, Universum Film (UFA), Venus Films, Vertical Entertainment, Vox Cinemas, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Germany, AGC International, HBO Max, Metropolitan Film & Video, Panorama Distributions, Roadshow Entertainment and UFA Video.


What are Midway filming details?

The duration of the film is 138 minutes. With a budget of $100 million, the film grossed over $126.7 million.

"Midway" movie is rated "PG-13", according to the MPAA film rating system.


What are critics and audiences saying about Midway movie?

"Midway" movie got average rating from critics. IMDB rating is 6.7/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 41/100. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "A" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.

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