In February of 1952, one of the worst storms to ever hit the East Coast struck New England, damaging an oil tanker off the coast of Cape Cod and literally ripping it in half. On a small lifeboat faced with frigid temperatures and 70-foot high waves, four members of the Coast Guard set out to rescue more than 30 stranded sailors trapped aboard the rapidly-sinking vessel.Written by
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Even though much of the filming was shot in Chatham during December 2014, imitation snow (biodegradable) was used at various locations including the Chatham Coast Guard station at Chatham Lighthouse. See more »
Miriam leaves the station into the storm, without her coat and no hat. After crashing her car, she flags a woman down for a ride, and is taken to the woman's home. Miriam's hair and dress never appear wet. See more »
[discouraging worried Miriam from listening in on the marine radio]
Does no good listening to all that chatter, Miriam. Better learning to live not knowing.
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The fact that the movie is based on true events makes it a bit more special to watch. It's a nice story about courageous coast guards that risk their own lives trying to save an entire ship crew from a sure death. The movie is well made and if you are like me a bit afraid of big storms at sea then you will have the same feeling of anguish as I had during almost the entire movie. There are some cheesy moments as well, when it's more about their romance, but for the rest it's a good movie. If it was not for a couple scenes that I didn't like I would score it even more. Those scenes were unrealistic and bothered me a bit. Scenes where they are at sea in a major storm and have a conversation on a non rocking boat. That is simply impossible, but for the rest it's all good. Good actors, good story, and interesting due to it's historical facts.
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