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
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
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.