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

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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Secretary Of Defense Alter
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April Ezell Wilson ...
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Aaron Griswold ...
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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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Lt. Caroline Bradley: Call me by my name, I've waited long enough to hear it.
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simply awful
10 August 2012 | by (dover, england) – See all my reviews

I could write a long review about everything awful that but simply put probably one of the worst films i have ever seen. Some films are so bad they are actually quite good but there is nothing positive about this film. The Navy SEAL's in Act Of Valour acted better than anyone in this film. the special effects are so bad it isn't even funny.This so reminds me of another rip off Battle of Los Angeles. Why bother i feel like i've lost ninety minutes of my life. Remakes are one thing but to blatantly rip off another film so soon after it was released and to put so little effort into it is a waste of time. There are so many films out there worthy of watching this is not one of them.


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