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Ocean of Fear (2007)

TV-14 | | Documentary | TV Movie 29 July 2007
Centered on the sinking of the USS Indianapolis, which had been torpedoed by a Japanese submarine on July 30, 1945 in the Philippine Sea. Of the estimated 900 men who survived the attack, ... See full summary »

Director:

Richard Bedser

Writer:

Richard Bedser
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Cast

Credited cast:
Richard Dreyfuss ... Narrator (voice)
Simon Lee Phillips ... Giles McCoy
Philip Rosch ... Dr. Lewis Haynes (as Phillip Rosch)
Chris Mack Chris Mack ... Cozell Smith
Ryan McCluskey Ryan McCluskey ... Harlan Twible
Anthony Edridge Anthony Edridge ... Captain McVay (as Antony Edridge)
Todd Boyce ... Interviewer
Tim Beckmann ... Woodie James
Philip Bulcock ... Jim Newhall
Greg Wohead Greg Wohead ... Joseph Dronet
Robert Gill Robert Gill ... Father Conway
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
George Burgess George Burgess ... Shark Expert / University of Florida
Stephen M. Kajiura Stephen M. Kajiura ... Himself
Mike Kuryla Mike Kuryla ... Himself
Ben Loyd-Holmes ... US Sailor
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Centered on the sinking of the USS Indianapolis, which had been torpedoed by a Japanese submarine on July 30, 1945 in the Philippine Sea. Of the estimated 900 men who survived the attack, only 317 were rescued after four days in shark infested waters. The Discovery Channel describes the event as "the worst shark attack in history." Written by Penelope Shaw

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Documentary

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TV-14
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Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 July 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ocean of Fear: Worst Shark Attack Ever See more »

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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The actors were actually in shark infested waters. This was achieved by putting the actors in the water and then chumming the waters around them. Safety nets were secured around the life rafts and actors to prevent any accidental contact. See more »

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Incredible Docudrama!
4 August 2007 | by David HutchinsonSee all my reviews

For good reason, the opening moments of this film is the chilling clip from JAWS, with the character of "Quint" giving a brief history of the horrors of the sinking of the USS Indianapolis during WWII, and the frenzied shark attacks that the survivors endured. Both with re-enacted testaments, and comments from the few living survivors, there isn't much more one would need to know after watching OCEAN OF FEAR. It is simply chilling, and should be of major interest to shark fans and WWII historians. Outstanding film! Every aspect of this terrible tragedy is explored, and it was an incident that begged to be explored more completely. There was a fictional account of the incident made in 1991, MISSION OF THE SHARK, starring Stacey Keach and Richard Thomas, but this is the film you want to see!


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