Affleck stars as Rafe McCawley in the Michael Bay-directed war epic. As World War II breaks out, Rafe and his childhood friend Danny Walker (Josh Hartnett) enlist in the U.S. Army Air Corps, and Rafe volunteers to fight with the Royal Air Force. Rafe promises his lover, nurse Evelyn Johnson (Kate Beckinsale), that he will return, but is shot down over the English Channel. In Pearl Harbor, Evelyn and Danny comfort each other when Rafe is reported killed in action, and begin a relationship. Rafe returns on the night of Dec. 6, 1941, having survived the crash, and confronts Danny. The next morning, they are forced to reconcile as they defend against the attack on Pearl Harbor. Co-starring Cuba Gooding Jr., Alec Baldwin, William C. Scott, Jennifer Garner, and Jon Voight.
It’s about what a terrible cost it is for people to have to go to war and what a terrible thing it is.