True story of the sinking of the U.S.S. Indianapolis, its crew's struggle to survive the sharks and exposure, and the captain's scape-goat court-martial.
Did You Know?
This is the very mission that Quint (Robert Shaw) talked about being a member of in a famous scene from Jaws (1974). See more
After the Indianapolis delivers the atomic bomb to Tinian, there is a shot of a B-29 with "Enola Gay" painted on its nose. This was the airplane that dropped the bomb on Hiroshima. In reality, the name was not painted on this aircraft until the day before the mission. See more
Captain. You are a man who believes in fate?
Capt. Charles Butler McVay
No. I'm a man who was trying to except it.
It is not easy being a survivor.