Several cast members from the new remake of the 1976 film Midway crashed the Navy ball in Hawaii on Saturday night, showing appreciation for the branch that did most of the heavy lifting during one of the most iconic battles of World War II.
Dennis Quaid, Patrick Wilson and Ed Skrein made a surprise appearance over the weekend at the Hilton Hawaiian, where the Navy ball was being held.
The party-crashing was covered by Reel News Hawaii, who posted a series of photos to Twitter. While in Hawaii, 65-year-old Dennis Quaid proposed to his 26-year-old college student girlfriend.
This will be his fourth time tying the knot.
Midway is a modern retelling of certain points of the War in the Pacific, from the humiliating attack at Pearl Harbor, the subsequent counterattack (courtesy of the Doolittle Raiders, a flight of US Army B-25s that took off from aircraft carriers to strike Tokyo) and the titular Battle of Midway, which is considered to be the “turning point” in the Pacific that led to an eventual US victory over the Japanese.
By the end of the Battle of Midway, four Japanese carriers were at the bottom of the ocean, and the naval advantage long held by the Japanese was lost.
The original film covering the events came out in the 1970s, and starred big name actors such as Charlton Heston, Henry Fonda, James Coburn, Glenn Ford, Ed Nelson, Hal Holbrook, Toshiro Mifune and Robert Mitchum. The modern re-telling will feature will star Ed Skrein, Patrick Wilson, Luke Evans, Aaron Eckhart, Nick Jonas, Mandy Moore, Dennis Quaid, Darren Criss and Woody Harrelson.
The film will hit theatres on November 8, 2019.
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