Midnight Eagle

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Midnight Eagle
Directed by Izuru Narushima
Screenplay by Yasuo Hasegawa
Kenzaburo Iida
Based on Midnight Eagle
by Tetsuo Takashima
Starring Tatsuya Fuji
Yoshihiko Hakamada
Ken Ishiguro
Nao Ōmori
Takao Osawa
Yuko Takeuchi
Hiroshi Tamaki
A-Saku Yoshida
Music by Takeshi Kobayashi
Cinematography Hideo Yamamoto
Edited by William M. Anderson
Distributed by Shochiku Company
Shochiku Eizo Company
Universal Pictures
Strand Releasing
Release date
  • October 2, 2007 (2007-10-02) (United States)
Running time
92 minutes
Country Japan
Language Japanese

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.[1]

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.[2] 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.[3]


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.[4] The film was shot with the full cooperation of the Japan Ground Self Defense Force, Japan Air Self-Defense Force, and Ministry of Defense.[5] Mountaineer Hirofumi Konishi was the special advisor for the scenes set in the Northern Alps.[5] Before shooting started, the crew of the film was given training in snow-covered mountains.[5] Midnight Eagle is the first mountain film set in Japan since The Precipice in 1958.[5]


A top secret American forces strategic bomber known as "Midnight Eagle" suddenly vanishes in the Japanese Hida Mountains.


Critical reception[edit]

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.[3] On Metacritic, the film had an average score of 48 out of 100, based on 6 reviews.[6]


  1. ^ Midnight Eagle. Retrieved 2007-11-24 Archived November 12, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ "Middonaito Îguru (2007) - Release dates". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2007-11-24. 
  3. ^ a b "Midnight Eagle - Rotten Tomatoes". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2007-11-24. 
  4. ^ [1] Archived November 11, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ a b c d [2] Archived November 11, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ "Midnight Eagle (2007): Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 2007-11-24. 

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