Spectacular is certainly the word for this utterly wild comedy epic directed by Steven Spielberg and nominated for three Academy Awards®. Lavish effects sequences highlight this hilarious, all-star extravaganza set in Los Angeles just days after the attack on Pearl Harbor, when fear of a Japanese invasion threw the city into a state of Pandemonium. Screwball characters run wild on Hollywood Boulevard as manic servicemen, zealous store owners, teary-eyed girls and bickering Nazis are thrown together in this fast-rising comic soufflé that even features a parody of Spielberg's own Jaws opening.

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1941 (1979)

PG

Action/Drama/Comedy · 1h 58m · 12/14/1979

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A Comedy Spectacular

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Spectacular is certainly the word for this utterly wild comedy epic directed by Steven Spielberg and nominated for three Academy Awards®. Lavish effects sequences highlight this hilarious, all-star extravaganza set in Los Angeles just days after the attack on Pearl Harbor, when fear of a Japanese invasion threw the city into a state of Pandemonium. Screwball characters run wild on Hollywood Boulevard as manic servicemen, zealous store owners, teary-eyed girls and bickering Nazis are thrown together in this fast-rising comic soufflé that even features a parody of Spielberg's own Jaws opening.

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Status

Released

Languages

English, German, Japanese, Spanish

Country

United States

Production Companies

Universal Pictures, Columbia Pictures, A-Team

Budget

$35,000,000

Revenue

$92,455,742
Cast
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Dan Aykroyd

Sgt. Frank Tree
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Ned Beatty

Ward Douglas
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John Belushi

Capt. Wild Bill Kelso
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Lorraine Gary

Joan Douglas
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Murray Hamilton

Claude Crumn
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Christopher Lee

Capt. Wolfgang von Kleinschmidt
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Tim Matheson

Capt. Loomis Birkhead
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Toshirô Mifune

Cmdr. Akiro Mitamura (as Toshiro Mifune)
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Warren Oates

Col. 'Madman' Maddox
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Robert Stack

Maj. Gen. Joseph W. Stilwell
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Treat Williams

Cpl. Chuck 'Stretch' Sitarski
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Nancy Allen

Donna Stratton
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Lucille Benson

Gas Mama (Eloise) (as Lucille Bensen)
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Jordan Brian

Macey Douglas
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John Candy

Pvt. Foley
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Elisha Cook Jr.

The Patron (Dexter) (as Elisha Cook)
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Eddie Deezen

Herbie Kazlminsky
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Bobby Di Cicco

Wally Stephens
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Dianne Kay

Betty Douglas
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Perry Lang

Dennis DeSoto
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Patti LuPone

Lydia Hedberg
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J. Patrick McNamara

Pvt. DuBois
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Frank McRae

Pvt. Ogden Johnson Jones
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Steven Mond

Gus Douglas
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Slim Pickens

Hollis P. Wood
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Wendie Jo Sperber

Maxine Dexheimer
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Lionel Stander

Angelo Scioli
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Dub Taylor

Mr. Malcomb
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Iggie Wolfington

Meyer Mishkin (as Ignatius Wolfington)
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Christian Zika

Stevie Douglas
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Joe Flaherty

Raoul Lipschitz (as Joseph P. Flaherty)
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David L. Lander

Joe (as David Lander)
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Michael McKean

Willy
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Susan Backlinie

Polar Bear Woman
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E. Hampton Beagle

Phone Man
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Deborah Benson

USO Girl
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Don Calfa

Telephone Operator
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Dave Cameron

Reporter
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Vito Carenzo

Vito - Shore Patrol
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Mark Carlton

Stilwell Aide
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Gary Carlos Cervantes

Zoot Suiter (as Gary Cervantes)
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Paul Cloud

Stilwell Aide
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Luis Contreras

Zoot Suiter
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Carol Culver

Anderson Sister
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Lucinda Dooling

Lucinda
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Gray Frederickson

Lt. Bressler
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Brian Frishman

USO Goon
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Samuel Fuller

Interceptor Commander (as Sam Fuller)
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Marjorie Gaines

Anderson Sister
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Dian Gallup

Twin
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Denise Gallup

Twin
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Trish Garland

Anderson Sister
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Barbara Gannen

Interceptor Assistant
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Brad Gorman

USO Nerd
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Jerry Hardin

Map Man
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Diane Hardin

Interceptor Assistant (as Diane Hill)
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Robert Houston

Maddox's Soldier (as Bob Houston)
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Audrey Landers

USO Girl
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John Landis

Mizerany
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Mark Marias

Dept. Store Kid
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John McKee

Reporter (as John R. McKee)
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Ronnie McMillan

Winowski
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Dan McNally

Reporter
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Dick Miller

Officer Miller (as Richard Miller)
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Akio Mitamura

Ashimoto
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Antoinette Molinari

Mrs. Scioli
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Walter Olkewicz

Hinshaw
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Mickey Rourke

Reese
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Whitney Rydbeck

Daffy
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Donovan Scott

Kid Sailor
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Kerry Sherman

USO Girl
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Hiroshi Shimizu

Ito
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Geno Silva

Martinez
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Rita Taggart

Reporter
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Maureen Teefy

USO Girl
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Andy Tennant

Babyface
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Jack Thibeau

Stilwell Aide
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Galen Thompson

Stilwell Aide
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Frank Verroca

USO Nerd
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John Voldstad

USO Nerd
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Carol Ann Williams

USO Girl
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Jenny Williams

USO Girl
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James Caan

Sailor in Fight (uncredited)
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Denise Cheshire

Swimming Girl (at U-boat periscope) (uncredited)
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Sydney Lassick

Salesman (uncredited)
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Mo Lauren

Girl in Dance Club (uncredited)
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Penny Marshall

Miss Fitzroy (uncredited)
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Steve Moriarty

Sailor in Dancehall Fight (uncredited)
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Hank Robinson

Officer at Meeting (uncredited)
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Debbie Rothstein

USO Girl - Jitterbugger (uncredited)
Crew
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Steven Spielberg

Director
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Robert Zemeckis

Writer
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Bob Gale

Writer
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John Milius

Writer
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Buzz Feitshans

Producer
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William A. Fraker

Cinematograpy
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Michael Kahn

Editor
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John Williams

Music
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Fred J. Brown

Sound
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Dean Edward Mitzner

Art
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William F. O'Brien

Art
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Disc Releases
Disc Title Front Cover

1941

(Blu-ray, Keep Case (HD Slim, Low))

5/5/2015

Disc Title Front Cover

1941

(Blu-ray, Digipack)

10/14/2014

Disc Title Front Cover

The John Belushi Collection: Animal House/1941/The Blues Brothers

(DVD)

2/29/2000

Disc Title Front Cover

1941

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

3/23/1999

$8.86 -$1.13 (11%)

Disc Title Front Cover

1941

(DVD)

2/27/2009

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