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      Task Force

      1949 1h 56m War List
      Reviews 60% Audience Score 100+ Ratings Adm. Jonathan Scott (Gary Cooper) has spent his entire naval career touting the value of aircraft carriers. His experiences as a pilot reinforce his belief that aviation is a key component of any successful military, though his superiors largely ignore him. When an encounter with a high-ranking diplomat turns ugly, Scott is demoted to pushing papers in a dead-end administrative job. Everything changes when the Japanese attack Pearl Harbor and Scott is offered the chance to prove he's right. Read More Read Less

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      Nell Dodson Russell Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder A gripping film of navy and navy air force operations in World War II, made, unbelievably realistic in spots by clever insertion of action shots of actual combat in the Pacific. Jan 14, 2022 Full Review Robert Ellis California Eagle If you like "epic" stories, this will cost you 85 cents. Oct 30, 2019 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Though not one of Gary Cooper's or director Daves' best pictures, this is a passably engaging chronicle of theAmerican aircraft carriers from the 1920s to WWII. Rated: B- Apr 1, 2012 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews The film flies by at a fast pace, as it offers a sweeping history lesson of Naval aviation. Rated: C+ May 18, 2007 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Steve D Nowhere near Cooper's best. Slow and aimless. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/07/24 Full Review Russ Post-war audiences probably enjoyed this mix of predictable Hollywood fluff and stock footage. The writers snuck in an inside joke - Cooper's Navy buddies give him a copy of "A Farewell to Arms" while he's in the hospital; Cooper had the lead in a movie version years earlier. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 12/23/23 Full Review Audience Member Big, expensive, and sometimes boring. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member good historic actioner Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member Weak script, and historically not very accurate. The battle scenes, mostly taken from actual WW2 battle footage, were certainly worth watching though. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/20/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis Adm. Jonathan Scott (Gary Cooper) has spent his entire naval career touting the value of aircraft carriers. His experiences as a pilot reinforce his belief that aviation is a key component of any successful military, though his superiors largely ignore him. When an encounter with a high-ranking diplomat turns ugly, Scott is demoted to pushing papers in a dead-end administrative job. Everything changes when the Japanese attack Pearl Harbor and Scott is offered the chance to prove he's right.
      Director
      Delmer Daves
      Production Co
      Warner Brothers/Seven Arts
      Genre
      War
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (DVD)
      Jun 2, 2009
      Runtime
      1h 56m