Col. Mike Kirby picks two teams of crack Green Berets for a mission in South Vietnam. First off is to build and control a camp that is trying to be taken by the enemy the second mission is to kidnap a North Vietnamese General.
Construction workers in World War II in the Pacific are needed to build military sites, but the work is dangerous and they doubt the ability of the Navy to protect them. After a series of ... See full summary »
On patrol the morning of December 7th commanding a cruiser Captain Torrie receives word of the attack on Pearl Harbor. His orders are to find the Japanese force and attack it. The picture tells the story of three families during the outbreak of World War ll. Written by
John Wayne's character makes a comment to Burgess Meredith's character about his marrying three Hollywood actresses. In reality, the man upon whom Meredith's character was based, Rear Admiral Gene Markey, USNR did not marry the third actress, Myrna Loy, until January, 1946 - four months after World War II had ended. See more »
[the Cassiday is underway, trying to escape the attack on Pearl Harbor]
Captain Harding, sir, and the exec!
Commander Rafe Harding USN, Cassiday's CO:
[Standing on the bow of a pursuing motor whaleboat, frantically waving his hat up and down]
Cassiday! Stop! Let us aboard!
Lt. Tom Agar:
How the hell can we stop? It'll take twenty minutes at this speed!
LTJG 'Mac' McConnel:
[Making a decision not to stop]
Does anyone on this bridge see anything back there?
Bosun's Mate Chief Culpepper, USS Cassiday:
Well, if they do, Mr. McConnell, I'll guarantee you they won't see nothin' again.
Lt. Tom Agar:
Let 'er rip, Mac!
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I have been watching this movie since it came out in 1965. It is one of the movies that sent me off to the US Navy in 1967. I recently purchased a DVD copy on the net for a great price and I watched it again. Yes, it is all fiction; but still a great movie against the back drop of WWII and the US Navy in the Pacific. It has battleships, cruisers, destroyers, PT boats, and submarines. It has confused yet brave men and women. It has old fashion love scenes that "fade to black after the first kiss". It has a rape scene where you do not see the violence; but, it is so well acted it is still terrifying. In the last 40 years I have read dozens of factual books about the US Navy in the Pacific. I still enjoy this movie very much and recommend it.
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