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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As of 2017 this the 9th out of 10 Disney releases to receive the PG-13 rating by the MPAA See more »
With all the at sea inaccuracies mentioned it must also be stated that it was also snowing, freezing temps, extreme winds, a blizzard, and nobody dressed appropriately in the middle of the frigid ocean in a small boat.
Also there is no way they could have heard each other talking, in these conditions, without headphones. See more »
When He Comes Home To Me
Written by Charles Benson, Paula Watson
Performed by Paula Watson
Courtesy of Tuff City Records
By arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group See more »
This film starts kinda slow and unrelated to the story ( you expect to see) and it is rather slow paced at the beginning, but soon it gets more packed with action and rests until the end.
I enjoyed the film. It was even touching at the end. The fact that it is based on the true story does give it a plus. The breaking of a ship ( two, in fact) in haft because of the storm was really wow! I really got into the scene when they showed the first breaking of the ship. It was intense and really well done. I guess I liked those scenes which were filmed inside of the ship and all the hard work being done to prevent the sinking of it that caught my attention the most and the ones I really enjoyed. However, the relations between the sailors ( in the ship and at the land were somewhat superficially done and yes, you get that some of them are not liking each other, but, why is that is not rally explained and I though it should have been)
The love story that also goes parallel to the disaster at sea is sometimes sweet but most of the time is kinda blah and maybe it should have been cut in entirety from the film. It does add something to the film, but not that much in reality. But I guess it is important as it is one of the true facts.
All in all, not bad. I give it a rating eight!
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