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The Lightship ()


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A trio of robbers, two brothers and their twisted genius leader, invade a lightship, but don't reckon on the crew fighting back.

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Calvin Caspary
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Captain Miller
Tim Phillips ...
Thorne
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Eddie
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Gene
Michal Skolimowski ...
Alex (as Michael Lyndon)
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Stump
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Coop
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Nate

Directed by

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Jerzy Skolimowski

Written by

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Siegfried Lenz ... (book "The Lightship")
 
William Mai ... (screenplay)
 
David Taylor ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Bill Benenson ... producer
Moritz Borman ... producer
Matthias Deyle ... producer
Rainer Soehnlein ... executive producer (as Rainer Sohnlein)

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Stanley Myers

Cinematography by

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Charly Steinberger ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Scott Hancock
Barrie Vince

Editorial Department

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Patricia A. Galvin ... assistant editor (as Patricia Galvin)
Harriet Pacaud ... assistant editor
Jeff Cahn ... assistant editor (uncredited)

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Penny Perry

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Holger Gross

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Holger Gross

Set Decoration by

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Michael Adlmüller

Costume Design by

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Nikola Hoeltz

Makeup Department

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Friederike Mirus ... hair stylist (as Frederike Reimer)
Hasso von Hugo ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Andreas Grosch ... unit manager: Munich
Martin Häussler ... production manager
Hanno Schilf ... unit manager: Sylt

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Candace Allen ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Erhard Engel ... construction supervisor
Wolfgang Küchler ... assistant set decorator
Harald Ritter ... painter
Leslie E. Rollins ... prop buyer: US (as Leslie Rollins)
Ulrich Wendt ... property master

Sound Department

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John Asman ... re-recording mixer
Klaus Buchsteiner ... boom operator
Donald W. Ernst ... supervising dialogue editor
Alfred T. Ferrante ... sound recordist
Devon Heffley Curry ... adr editor
Sam Horta ... sound effects editor
Ron Horwitz ... supervising sound editor
Bill Nicholson ... re-recording mixer (as William Nicholson)
Dean Okrand ... re-recording mixer
John O. Robinson III ... sound effects editor
Kevin Spears ... supervising sound editor
Günther Stadelmann ... sound mixer

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Klaus Huber ... special effects assistant
Heinz Ludwig ... special effects

Camera and Electrical Department

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Hans Elte ... gaffer
Uli Fischer ... focus puller
Gernot Köhler ... camera operator: second unit
Klaus Merkel ... clapper loader
Randy Nolen ... steadicam operator
Erik Reichardt ... focus puller: second unit
Paul Sessner ... still photographer
Manfred Valier ... grip

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Gabriele Friedrich ... first wardrobe
Reinhard Klebeck ... second wardrobe

Location Management

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Juergen Christiansen ... location manager

Music Department

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Nancy Beach ... orchestrator
Stanley Myers ... conductor
Robert Takagi ... music editor
Hans Zimmer ... music producer: electronic music

Other crew

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Susan Elmore ... production assistant
Ljiljana Haeussler ... production secretary
Felicity Hatton ... unit publicist
Elfriede Mayer ... production accountant
Dieter Prade ... production accountant
Kerstin Schwarzburg ... script supervisor
Susanne Von Hanstein ... production assistant

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Plot Summary

Just when US Coast Guard captain Miller takes his teenage son Alex to his lightship off the coast of Virginia, Calvin Caspary and two criminal accomplices, on the run for the police, decide to hijack it. What the crazy trio didn't count on is that this small crew doesn't just keep taking it lying low, they will put up a fight. Alex hides dad's gun and wrestles his his war past and courage. Written by KGF Vissers

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Taglines The guiding light in a sea of treachery. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Killers at Sea (United States)
  • Le bateau phare (France)
  • El buque-faro (Spain)
  • Le bateau-phare (Canada, French title)
  • Fyrskeppet (Sweden)
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  • 89 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia Final of about only a dozen movies produced by the short-lived 1980s production house of CBS Theatrical Films. See more »
Movie Connections Remade as Das Feuerschiff (2008). See more »
Quotes Gene: I just killed a black bird Mr. Caspary, now i'm gonna kill a black man
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