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

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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Capt. Charles Butler McVay
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Lieutenant Steven Scott
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Lipscombe
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Kinderman
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Hashimoto
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Tasker
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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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Mission of the Shark  »

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Trivia

This is the very mission that Quint (Robert Shaw) talked about being a member of in a famous scene from Jaws (1974). See more »

Goofs

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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Edited from Enola Gay: The Men, the Mission, the Atomic Bomb (1980) See more »

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New Book about the sinking!
22 September 2003 | by (Schenectady, NY) – See all my reviews

I saw this film when it was first aired... Since then I have been interested in the story of the tragedy. This book has recently been published about the sinking, "In Harm's Way: The Sinking of the USS Indianapolis and the Extraordinary Story of Its Survivors" by Doug Stanton. I recommend this book to anyone who would like to know the complete story with the most current information. This will probably be the last book with new interviews from survivors as source material.


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