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Plot: Hysteria grips California in the wake of the bombing of Pearl Harbor. An assorted group of defenders attempt to make the coast defensible against an imagined Japanese invasion, in this big budget, big cast comedy. Members of a Japanese submarine crew scout out the madness, along with a Captain in… Runtime: 118 min Release Date: 14 Dec 1979
Those who can't find humor in "1941" need to loosen up. This is one of the few movies I have ever purchased for my own personal collection. The Ferris wheel scene alone is an all-time classic. This is the type of picture that is fun to watch after a hard day at work. Open up a beer and enjoy.
best comedy i've seen in a long time (by lumpynose)
I'll keep this short; read msa0510's review for a more in-depth review. The best part in this movie is Slim Pickens. Just thinking about his scenes makes me start laughing again.It was nice having the "Making of 1941" on the dvd and seeing the remarks by Spielberg; I knew this movie had been panned by the critics but I hadn't known that it was popular in Europe. I can't understand why we Americans don't find it funny; it's hysterically funny to me.It's a perfect 10 in my book; so few comedies these days are so over-the-top funny as this movie is.
I love this movie! CLASSIC! (by Lafady)
I love this movie! It's fantastic!! I don't get why it has bad ratings? Makes no sense it's fabulous! I love everything about it, characters, music, plot,special effects, everything! It's a classic! Give it a chance
It's gonna be a long war.... (by Mister-6)
You can't have lofty aspirations all the time.Even the director of such powerful films as "Jaws", "Close Encounters of the Third Kind", "ET" and "Schindler's List" has to take a break from all the serious issues in his films and play dumb at least once. Just look at "1941".With a plotline straight out of The Three Stooges and special effects befitting a WWII epic, "1941" abandons all pretense by parodying the opening of "Jaws" right off the bat and hitting every slapstick point from there on in. Spielberg knew that <more>
even if this turned out be a flop, it would be a good-natured one.Just look at this cast! Not only are Aykroyd and Belushi at the helm, but there's talent like Matheson, Allen, Oates, Williams, Beatty, Gary Roy Scheider's wife from the "Jaws" films , Candy, Flaherty, Stack in his first comedic turn before "Airplane!" , Lee, Pickens, Deezen a comic genius if ever there was one , Sperber and a whole herd of other I probably missed. All of them in the midst of the hugest battlefield of comic carnage ever seen.And no wonder. "1941" was co-written by Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale, Spielberg protogees who went on to further success with the "Back to the Future" films, "Who Framed Roger Rabbit", "Used Cars", all with climaxes as wild as the entire running time of "1941" and the vastly under-appreciated "Death Becomes Her". Even John Milius director/co-writer of "Conan the Barbarian" lends his pen hand. In the end, you'll be dazzled, breathless, stunned and amazed, but by no means bored. And, with any luck, amused."1941" - it was a very good year.Nine stars. And don't worry: it's all for the good of the war effort.
It Happened Right After The Toga Party And Yet Didn't At The Same Time! (by anchoreddown)
Seriously one of the most underrated comedies of it's time.Steven Spielberg and Robert Zemeckis call to action every screwball in Hollywood to launch an all out attack on the Japaniese sub. Some of the more notable comedians in the film are Dan Akroid, John Belushi, John Candy, Ned Beatty and Tim Matheson. Strickly for entertainment. Slap yourself silly like you did for Monty Python And The Holy Grail, cause this is another two-in-the-morning-movie to watch where you just dying to start laughing all over again. Whatever you do, try not to smile when you see that sub leave the California <more>
Come on guys, the only reason this movie got busted is that you American have no self-humor. It's like "Last Action Hero" or the underrated TV-show "Action" poking fun at yourself.Maybe it was a mistake for Mr Spielberg, as it did not fit his audience, similar like "Last Action Hero" and Mr. Schwarzenegger. As some already suggested using the ZAZ trio Zucker, Abrahams, Zucker this may have got a big hit.But comedy is a very funny thing, some works, some not remember Police Squad vs. Naked Gun . At least we have no poo and fart jokes in this one.Go, get <more>
A last hurrah of movie comedy rather than the final nail in its coffin (by ianlouisiana)
Whilst I suspect Stanley Kramer would like to have made "Schindler's List" I hope against hope he would at least have retained the original title ,he already made "1941",but he called it "It's a mad,mad,mad,mad world".There are those perverse moviegoers who consider it his best and most human work and I am not about to argue with them.Similarly with Mr Spielberg;he too makes "worthy" films,films about Middle America,socially - conscious films,good heavens he might even be the new Stanley Kramer - now there's a thought.But,apart from <more>
Elliot's mommy in "E.T" I have never believed in or loved any of his characters,his humans lacked the stuff of humanity. In "1941",however,every gloriously loopy, lovable,eccentric and downright demented aspect of the human psyche is given full rein.There are "hommages" to more movies than you can shake a stick at,including some of his own,the military,be it Japanese,German or U.S. is guyed affectionately.To suggest,as some have,that the movie is racist is absolute nonsense.Mr Spielberg takes the p*ss out of everybody . On its release,many watched it po - faced,disappointed that it was "only" a comedy,as if comedy was beneath a man of his stature.To make comedy that is funny is no laughing matter. In "1941" you can see echoes of Chaplin,Keaton,Mr Laurel and Mr Hardy, The Marx Brothers and the more physical humour of The Three Stooges,in fact all the great movie comics that so influenced early Cinema;Mr Spielberg cannot be faulted on his Movie History. It's failure at the Box - Office brought to an end the era of big budget retro - comedies that had been very popular in the 1970s.Now the word "comedy" is synonymous with foul - mouthed rant and we can look back on 1979 as an age of relative innocence and "1941" as the last misunderstood hurrah of the genuinely funny movie rather than the last nail in its coffin.
A childhood favourite and a movie i still love now (by matwsussx)
Delighted to get a region 1 version DVD of this film as its been unavailable in the UK on any format. I first saw this about 1989 on a late Sunday night and loved it. Seen it several times since and am delighted to see this movie but featuring added scenes not included on the theatrical cut. There are about 5-6 different plot threads which dovetail nicely as the movie progresses but essentially i think it comes down to three main stories. Los Angeles, 1941 and in the wake of Pearl Harbour Americans are coming to terms with the paranoia and fear of a possible Japanese invasion. There's <more>
Army Captain Tim Matheson desperate to get Nancy Allen up in an airplane where she will be sexually responsive to his advances. Then you have civilian Ned Beatty discovering the Army want to put an AA gun in his yard. In the mean time, Beatty's daughter is being wooed by two men, civilian dancer Bobby DiCicco and aggressive soldier Treat Williams who fight for her against the backdrop of a fabulously arranged swingdance sequence. All this whilst a Japanese submarine is submerging off the Californian coast. Throw in a dozen other wonderful characters and performances and you've got a terrific ensemble cast. The additional scenes flesh out some plots and characters not really explained in the theatrical release. Its loud, noisy and beautiful to look at. You'll either love it or hate it. I love it and was delighted to find that when screening this for my girlfriend she liked it as well. An underrated Spielberg classic.
This is a classic funny film. John Belushi, Dan Akroyd, Slim Pickens and Toshiro Mifune YES! in a comedy! are great in this spoof of most WWII movies. Look for a young John Candy as well. This is a funny look at the invasion jitters that set in on the US west coast right after the Pearl Harbor raid. A Japanese submarine cruising up and down the coast causes all sorts of hilarious panic. This is one NOT to be missed! I LOVE IT!