Not all heroes are made on the battlefield. An enthralling period drama based on true events, In Harm’s Way tells a tale of heroism and sacrifice set in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Directed by two-time Cannes Palme d’Or-winning filmmaker Bille August (The House of the Spirits, The Best Intentions), the film stars Emile Hirsch (Into the Wild,The Autopsy of Jane Doe) and Crystal Yifei Liu (Disney’s upcoming live-action remake of Mulan). Following its premiere at the Shanghai International Film Festival, In Harm’s Way opens November 2nd, 2018 in select theaters and On Demand everywhere from Shout! Studios.
After the attack on Pearl Harbor damaged Americans’ morale, FDR decided bomb Tokyo in retaliation, to raise the public’s hopes. Bomber planes led by Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle successfully bombed Tokyo, but after completing their mission, ran out of fuel and were forced to bail out in occupied China.
One young pilot, Jack Turner (Emile Hirsch) is hidden from brutal Japanese forces by local villagers, including a widow named Ying (Crystal Liu). With time running out, they take their one chance to make their break for safety.