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
Motion Picture Rating
Rated PG for thematic material involving peril and hardships, and for language
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Did You Know?
(at around 1 hr) Gene Aldrich manages to shoot an albatross. Afterwards, Harold 'Chief' Dixon says: "I can't believe you've shot an albatross". This is a reference to the poem called 'The Rime of the Ancient Mariner'. In this text of 1834, a crew lost at sea kills an albatross as well. See more
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
[over the radio
Chief, this is Aldrich. I'm losing her on the ARA.
Come on, where are you goin'?
Chief, I've lost the beacon. Over. Are we close Chief?
I'll give him a tap, maybe his com is down.
Written by John Philip Sousa See more