It's been six days since the attack on Pearl Harbor. Panic grips California, supposedly the next target of the Japanese forces. Everywhere in California, people are suffering from war nerves. Chaos erupts all over the state. An Army Air Corps Captain, a civilian with a deranged sense of Nationalism, civilian defenders, and a Motor Pool crew all end up chasing a Japanese sub planning to attack LA.

  1. Steven Spielberg


  2. John Milius


  3. Robert Zemeckis


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Status Released

Release Information

  • December 13, 1979
    PG, Premiere
  • December 14, 1979
    PG, Theatrical
  • March 23, 1999
    NR, Physical
  • January 7, 2003
    PG, Physical
  • May 5, 2015
    PG, Physical

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 53m

Budget $35,000,000.00

Revenue $31,755,742.00

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