|Directed by||Izuru Narushima|
|Screenplay by||Yasuo Hasegawa
|Based on||Midnight Eagle
by Tetsuo Takashima
|Music by||Takeshi Kobayashi|
|Edited by||William M. Anderson|
|Distributed by||Shochiku Company
Shochiku Eizo Company
|Running time||92 minutes|
Midnight Eagle (ミッドナイト・イーグル Middonaito Iiguru?) is a 2007 action film directed by Izuru Narushima and written by Yasuo Hasegawa and Kenzaburo Iida, based on the novel by Tetsuo Takashima. Midnight Eagle is the third film directed by Izuru Narushima.
The film opened in the United States on October 2, 2007 in Los Angeles. It was also shown October 20, 2007 at the Tokyo International Film Festival. The film opened in limited release in the United States in New York City on November 23, 2007, and opened in Los Angeles on December 7, 2007.
Executive producers were Keiji Kameyama, Kazutaka Akimoto, Yasuhide Uno, Riki Takano, and Kanjiro Sakura. Producers were Michihiko Umezawa, Masakazu Yoda, Teruo Noguchi, Tomiyasu Moriya, and Kei Fujiki. The film was shot with the full cooperation of the Japan Ground Self Defense Force, Japan Air Self-Defense Force, and Ministry of Defense. Mountaineer Hirofumi Konishi was the special advisor for the scenes set in the Northern Alps. Before shooting started, the crew of the film was given training in snow-covered mountains. Midnight Eagle is the first mountain film set in Japan since The Precipice in 1958.
A top secret American forces strategic bomber known as "Midnight Eagle" suddenly vanishes in the Japanese Hida Mountains.
- Takao Osawa as Yuji Nishizaki
- Yuko Takeuchi as Keiko Arisawa
- Hiroshi Tamaki as Shinichiro Ochiai
- A-Saku Yoshida as Major Akihiko Saeki
- Yoshihiko Hakamada as Toshimitsu Fuyuki
- Nao Ōmori as Major Kensuke Saito
- Ken Ishiguro as Tadao Miyata
- Tatsuya Fuji as Prime Minister Watarase
The film received mixed reviews by Western critics. As of November 24, 2007 on the review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, 20% of critics gave the film positive reviews, based on 5 reviews. On Metacritic, the film had an average score of 48 out of 100, based on 6 reviews.
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