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Mission of the Shark: The Saga of the U.S.S. Indianapolis (1991)

TV Movie  |   |  Action, Drama, History  |  29 September 1991 (USA)
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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.

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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.

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In the scene where a seaplane lands at sea to rescue the crew, the plane used is a Grumman Albatross. However, this aircraft was not put into service until 1949. The real life aircraft that rescued the crew, was a Catalina PBY. See more »

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Referenced in USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage See more »

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Enough story for a mini series
9 July 1999 | by (Auburn, Me) – See all my reviews

Way too much of a story to be told in a two hour movie. Enough material was there to have made this into a mini series. Nonetheless it still comes off very well. Many people actually thought that the tale that Robert Shaws Quint character in "Jaws" tells is fictitious. This made for TV film sets that straight. A great injustice was committed all around regarding the entire USS Indianapolis incident and the court martial of its captain was only one of them. Another made for TV movie regarding Naval injustice is 1973's "Pueblo" which starred Hal Holbrook.


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