Outraged at the attack on Pearl Harbor, President Franklin Roosevelt ordered
his military leaders to find a way to hit back at an enemy whose homeland was
beyond the reach of U.S. warplanes. The result was a daring plan to load B-25
bombers on an aircraft carrier, sail within range of Japan, bomb its cities, and
then fly on to the safety of China.
Only one man was considered up to the task of leading the mission Lieutenant
Colonel James H. Doolittle. Narrated by Gary Sinise (Apollo 13, CSI: NY, Forrest
Gump), The Doolittle Raid tells the story of one of the most audacious acts of
aerial warfare. Through historical footage, maps, expert commentary, and
interviews with four crewmen who took part, it recounts a mission that not only
raised the spirits of a nation but also changed the outcome of World War II.
Run Time: 180 minutes