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American Warships (2012)
"American Battleship" (original title)

TV-14  |  Video  |   |  Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller  |  15 May 2012 (USA)
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When a US plane is taken down over seas by an unknown assailant, the army is sure it was North Korea and a new war is about to break out. Even worse, the true attacker is an alien armed force and only one old battleship can stop them.

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Captain James Winston
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General Hugh McKraken
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Lt. Caroline Bradley
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Dr. Julia Flynn
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Dr. Erica Billman
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When a US plane is taken down over seas by an unknown assailant, the army is sure it was North Korea and a new war is about to break out. Even worse, the true attacker is an alien armed force and only one old battleship can stop them.

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When Modern Weapons Fail...It's Time To Bring In The Big Guns


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The "retired" USS Iowa represented at the end is actually USS North Carolina (Nickname: "The Showboat") BB55 on display in Wilmington, North Carolina. It was the first "modern" battleship of the Washington Conference design laid down in 1937 and commissioned in 1941. When it was launched. BB55 was a 39,000 ton 739 foot ship and was soon dwarfed by the the bigger battleships that followed. Iowa BB61 at 45,000 tons and 839 feet long was laid down in 1940, launched in 1942 and finally commissioned in 1943. The famous Missouri BB63 "Mighty Mo" followed in 1944 and as being in the Iowa class, retained very similar dimensions. North Carolina's twin stack arrangement in profile are a bit unique compared to later battleship designs and were shared by its sister ship, BB56 USS Washington, scrapped in 1961. Information from navsource.org. A hapless seaman was on deck during the firing of one of the 16 inch guns and was presumed blown overboard and had to be reported as "missing in action, presumed dead". A chief radar-man on Showboat said that he was outside his radar station way up above deck on a platform on the big conning tower to watch the firing of the 5-inchers and had his hat blown off and lost his hearing for a while. He said he never did that again. See more »

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When the four-engined aircraft gets shot down, there is at first shown what is clearly a single-engined stunt plane trailing smoke in a downward spiral and posing as the four engined aircraft. See more »

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Secretary Of Defense Alter: This is a call I never thought I'd have to make.
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Put Simply
16 May 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This, I laughingly use the term "film", is a disgrace to the Iowa class Battleship!!! There is nothing special about the special effects. I have seen cartoons with better story lines. The acting was a joke, and the director....director, couldn't direct a grade school play let alone a movie. The only positive in this fiasco was some shots of the USS Iowa from the air. There were some very nice shots of the historical battle wagon. The only reason this movie was made was to advertise the fact that the "Big Stick" is on her way to being turned into a museum. Though i am not sure that making a terrible film was the best way to get that point out to the general public. But what can you do?


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