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Against the Sun (2014)

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A WWII pilot, bombardier, and radioman find themselves adrift on a lifeboat without food or water after being forced to ditch their plane during a scouting mission.

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In one of the most harrowing true stories of World War II, three US Navy airmen crash land their torpedo bomber in the South Pacific and find themselves on a tiny life raft, surrounded by open ocean. No food. No water. No hope of rescue. Against incredible odds, these three virtual strangers must survive storms, sharks, starvation - and each other - as they try to sail more than a thousand miles to safety. Written by The American Film Company

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Rated PG for thematic material involving peril and hardships, and for language | See all certifications »

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Based on the book "The Raft" written by Robert Trumbull. See more »

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The fuselage of the plane is marked with the ID number 6-T-14. That designation is also used by the crew during their radio calls. However, the actual number of the lost aircraft was 6-T-6 (aircraft number 6 of Torpedo Squadron 6). See more »

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[first lines]
Gene Aldrich: [over the radio] Chief, this is Aldrich. I'm losing her on the ARA.
Tony Pastula: [to himself] Come on, where are you goin'?
Gene Aldrich: [into radio] Chief, I've lost the beacon. Over. Are we close Chief?
Tony Pastula: I'll give him a tap, maybe his com is down.
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Gallant Seventh
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Against the Sun, beautiful movie and great performances.
25 December 2014 | by (Argentina) – See all my reviews

Before I start the review I would like to thank Kurt Graver for the early digital copy.

I just finished watching this movie and I must say I'm surprised. The performances were great, the second I saw Tom Felton I remembered Draco Malfoy (Harry Potter) but I have to admit he did an amazing job playing Tony and I immediately forgot about Malfoy. So congratulations to him, Jake Abel and Garret Dillahunt for their amazing performances. I loved the make up, it seemed very real. And of course, the story was amazing. Sometimes this kind of movies with historical events might be a little boring but not Against the Sun. I enjoyed every minute of it and I hope I can see it again soon on the big screen. Congratulations to everyone who made this movie and keep working in great projects like Against the Sun and Parkland.


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