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A Glimpse of Hell (2001)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  18 March 2001 (USA)
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A Navy officer tries to set the record straight after the Navy blames a 1989 explosion aboard the USS Iowa on a homosexual affair between two sailors.

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USNavy Ensign (Lieutenant junior grade) Dan Meyer feared a non-flying officer's career prospects -like his- aren't brilliant but tries to excel at his assignment, in charge of gun turret 1 on the battle ship USS Iowa, which sees action in every major war. When the crew tell him the budget never goes to necessary repairs and improvements on the 50 years old ship, he takes his Navy-retired father Donald's advice to file a detailed report above the well-connected captain Fred Moosally's head. When master chief Skelley, the ship's liaison with HQ, asks Meyer to execute artillery experiments which can impress the brass he eagerly accepts against objections from the crewmen, especially Petty Officer Dale Mortensen; the first test successfully sets a record. Alas the second, in turret 2, goes terribly wrong: an explosion destroys the turret and kills 47 sailors, which seals the fate of 16 inch-guns till further notice. Meyer protests in vain when evidence is willfully destroyed 'to spare the... Written by KGF Vissers

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Tragedy. Cover-up. Truth.

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Rated PG-13 for disturbing images of explosion aftermath, thematic elements and some language | See all certifications »
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The battle ship in the movie is supposed to be the USS Iowa. The call number on the Iowa is BB-61. Throughout the movie, when the camera is panning the ship out at sea, it clearly shows "63" on the bow of the ship. That number is assigned for the USS Missouri (Mighty Mo). The crew members are all wearing hats that show BB-61 on them, so it is obvious that the ship used to portray the Iowa is not the real Iowa. See more »

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Much Like the CoverUp going on for the Columbia

Why does it take years after an event for the media to gain the courage to film an actual event with all its warts? The difficulty this guy had in even getting this mildly white-washed film made is witness to how sensitive we are in this country to even MILDLY criticizing our corrupt government.

The acting by James Caan is remarkable, as he has to portray a good ol boy captain, striving to be an admiral, was well as a self-important, lazy Navy officer, imposing no discipline on his troops, nor even overseeing properly the supplying of his ship (which might have saved a few of the 40+ lives). Yet, Caan also portrays his good side (which we all have), making him keep his lips tightly closed as he tries to walk the line between truth and completely throwing in with the whitewash of the Navy investigative committee. As if the higher-ups in government don't know that no group can truthfully investigate itself.

I find it puzzling that this was a Made for TV movie, instead of for the big screen. Having worked as a NASA contractor throughout its initial coverups and waiving of the O-rings preceding the Challenger debacle, I find the disingeniousness attempts by the NASA PMs presetly at work very similar to the nefarious activities by the Navy big wheels in this movie. Quite instructional for any idealist young patriot, and I mean that in the best sense.


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