It is during the Cold War and all Americans have a view of Russians as one thing: bad people. A group of American boys discovers a Russian sailor washed up on the coast of Florida and decide to befriend him, assuming that he is friendly and will bring them no danger and thus go against the ideas of their parents, as well as the government. Written by
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In this film, the boys have a small boat they use to get around in. On the boats hull you can see it has the mark "PT 109" painted on. In World War II, then future President of the United States Lieutenant, first grade (LTJG) John F. Kennedy was the pilot of Navy motor torpedo boat PT 109. (LTJG) John F. Kennedy would later be recognized as a war hero for actions performed while on board the (MTB) PT 109. See more
At the beginning as the boys are riding their bikes, Joaquin Phoenix is seen wearing olive drab(green) jungle boots. When the scene cuts to the bridge where the PT-109 is stored, Phoenix jumps down and enters the water to board the boat wearing solid black boots. See more
Say if, I mean, what if a Russian washed up on the beach here. What would you do?
By Steve Krikorian & Glen Burtnick
Performed by What If
Courtesy of RCA Records, a label of BMG Music See more