1941 (1979)

Paranoia meets pandemonium.

  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release Date: 1979-12-13
  • User Rating: 5.8/10 from 337 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 58min
  • Language: Deutsch
  • Production Company: Columbia Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
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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.

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  • Dan Aykroyd

    as Sgt. Frank Tree
  • Ned Beatty

    as Ward Douglas
  • John Belushi

    as Capt. Wild Bill Kelso
  • Lorraine Gary

    as Joan Douglas
  • Murray Hamilton

    as Claude Crumn
  • Christopher Lee

    as Capt. Wolfgang von Kleinschmidt
  • Tim Matheson

    as Capt. Loomis Birkhead
  • Robert Stack

    as Maj. Gen. Joseph W. Stilwell
  • Treat Williams

    as Cpl. Chuck 'Stretch' Sitarski
  • John Candy

    as Pvt. Foley
  • Toshirō Mifune

    as Cmdr. Akiro Mitamura
  • Warren Oates

    as Col. 'Madman' Maddox
  • Nancy Allen

    as Donna Stratton
  • Lucille Benson

    as Gas Mama (Eloise)
  • Jordan Brian

    as Macey Douglas
  • Elisha Cook Jr.

    as The Patron (Dexter)
  • Eddie Deezen

    as Herbie Kazlminsky
  • Bobby Di Cicco

    as Wally Stephens
  • Dianne Kay

    as Betty Douglas
  • Perry Lang

    as Dennis DeSoto
  • Patti LuPone

    as Lydia Hedberg
  • J. Patrick McNamara

    as Pvt. DuBois
  • Frank McRae

    as Pvt. Ogden Johnson Jones
  • Steven Mond

    as Gus Douglas
  • Slim Pickens

    as Hollis P. Wood
  • Wendie Jo Sperber

    as Maxine Dexheimer
  • David L. Lander

    as Joe
  • Michael McKean

    as Willy
  • Dick Miller

    as Officer Miller
  • Lionel Stander

    as Angelo Scioli
  • Dub Taylor

    as Mr. Malcomb
  • Iggie Wolfington

    as Meyer Mishkin
  • Joe Flaherty

    as Raoul Lipschitz
  • Susan Backlinie

    as Polar Bear Woman
  • Kerry Sherman

    as USO Girl
  • Mickey Rourke

    as Reese
  • James Caan

    as Sailor in Fight
  • Audrey Landers

    as USO Girl
  • Christian Zika

    as Stevie Douglas
  • Donovan Scott

    as Kid Sailor
Sound John Williams Music
Writing Robert Zemeckis Screenplay
Writing Robert Zemeckis Story
Production John Milius Executive Producer
Writing John Milius Story
Directing Steven Spielberg Director
Editing Michael Kahn Editor
Writing Bob Gale Screenplay
Writing Bob Gale Story
Camera William A. Fraker Director of Photography
Production Buzz Feitshans Producer
Production Sally Dennison Casting
Art William F. O'Brien Art Direction