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MIDWAY (1976)

Wthe Battle of Midway, a clash between the American fleet and the Imperial Japanese Navy which marked a pivotal turning point in the Pacific Theater during WWII.
The film, based on the real-life events of this heroic feat, tells the story of the leaders and soldiers who used their instincts, fortitude and bravery to overcome the odds. The film starts with the Doolittle Raid (April 1942), and then goes on briefly to mention the Battle of the Coral Sea(May 1942). It then describes the planning for the Battle of Midway (June 1942), depicting the creation of a complicated battle plan. Unknown to the Japanese, American signals intelligence has broken the Japanese Naval encryption codes and suspects that the ambush will take place at Midway Island. They are of course correct, but are asleep at the wheel that fatal early Sunday mornning when the Japanese fleet launched a decisive and fatal blow to Midway: June 7, 1942.
Director: Jack Smight. Cast: Charlton Heston, Henry Fonda, James Coburn, Glenn Ford, Hal Holbrook, ToshirĂ´ Mifune, Robert Mitchum, Cliff Robertson, Robert Wagner, Edward Albert, Robert Webber, Ed Nelson, James Shigeta, Christina Kokubo, Monte Markham, Biff McGuire, Christopher George, Kevin Dobson and Gregory Walcott.