Fact-based story about 300 predominantly black sailors who were killed on July 17, 1944 while loading munitions on a ship in San Francisco. Three weeks later, 50 survivors were ... See full summary »

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Fact-based story about 300 predominantly black sailors who were killed on July 17, 1944 while loading munitions on a ship in San Francisco. Three weeks later, 50 survivors were court-martialed for refusing to load another shipment. The men cited the Navy's lack of care for their safety. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Rated PG-13 for a sexual situation | See all certifications »
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This film is dedicated to the men of Port Chicago who are still waiting for justice. See more »

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Important story receives a mediocre presentation
20 April 1999 | by (Springfield, IL) – See all my reviews

This important story about black seaman given dangerous duty loading bombs aboard ships is most definitely one that should be told. Although the script and acting are certainly adequate, the story would be better told as an hour-long documentary rather than a two-hour, commercial filled made-for-tv movie. I'm glad I was exposed to the story.


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