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USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage (2016)

During World War II, an American navy ship is sunk by a Japanese submarine leaving 300 crewmen stranded in shark infested waters.

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Bama
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The harrowing true story of the crew of the USS Indianapolis, who were stranded in the Philippine Sea for five days after delivering the atomic weapons that would eventually end WWII. As they awaited rescue, they endured extreme thirst, hunger, and relentless shark attacks. Written by Anonymous

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Based on a true story of survival.

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Action | History | War

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Rated R for war-related images and brief language | See all certifications »

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14 October 2016 (USA)  »

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June 2015. Filming on the Battleship USS Alabama in Mobile Bay, AL. See more »

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The movie attempts to portray the USS Indianapolis (CA-35), a Portland class heavy cruiser, however, the ship used and shown in the movie is the USS Alabama, (BB-60), a South Dakota class battleship. No attempt is made to make the Alabama look anything like Indianapolis, which is a completely different type of ship. See more »

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Admiral Parnell: President Truman has chosen you and your crew to lead a highly classified mission.
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13 November 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The single scene in the movie Jaws where Robert Shaw scares the crap out of Richard Dreyfus as he describes the sinking of the USS Indianapolis and the terrifying shark aftermath, has more truth, terror, realism and great acting than the entire movie USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage. This film's amazing true story was hijacked along the way to make room for fictional back lines of power, love and racial tensions that all fall flat. Anachronisms abound--FNG is from the Vietnam war, the neon sign is not of the period, and Wayne Gretzky wouldn't make his "miss 100 shots you don't take" quote for another 50 years. It's like the scriptwriter used Google to write the script but forgot to use Google to fact check it. I wanted to like this movie, to pass along a great history lesson to my son watching with me, but from the first wobbly special effect to when we gave up and went to bed as the wrong shark species showed up, USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage never failed to disappoint. At least we know how it ends and at least there's Google to get it right and Jaws to tell it better.


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