Dramatization of President John F. Kennedy's wartime experiences during which he captained a PT boat, took it to battle and had it sunk by a Japanese destroyer. He and the survivors had to make their way to an island, find food and shelter and signal the Navy for rescue.Written by
John Vogel <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The true story of a young John F. Kennedy and his actual wartime adventure in the South Pacific. A remarkable insight into the qualities inherent in the man that were to later make him a legend in his own time. See more »
The boats were actually 85-foot long Air Sea Rescue boats. The cockpits were rebuilt to scale because the boats were some 5 feet longer in overall length than the Elco PTs. See more »
Commander Ritchie (James Gregory) is in the galley having a cup of coffee when the ship crashes into a dock, and the coffee spills all over his uniform shirt. When he appears on deck moments later to see what happened, his shirt is dry and spotless. See more »
[after Rogers finds out his transfer back to the U.S. was cancelled]
I don't understand it Mr. Kennedy, I had it all sewn up. I should have gone to Harvard.
Lt. John F. Kennedy:
[in a Boston accent]
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It was a excellent movies and well worth a viewers time.For a era piece I feel that it showed how Kennedy got hurt and how he saved the lives crew even after getting hurt bad himself. The locations for the filming of this piece was excellent and true to life. The life on those cardboard boats were tough and the men had to endure very severe living quarters as such. It also showed how Kennedy got his crew selected and how they came to help get the boat seaworthy in such a short time. i would recommend this file to all war film buffs and those who enjoy a action film. The acting was good for the times of the 60's when we were getting ready for Vietnam and the bay of pigs issue.
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