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USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage (2016)

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During World War II, an American navy ship is sunk by a Japanese submarine leaving 300 crewmen stranded in shark infested waters.

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Mario Van Peebles
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nicolas Cage ... Captain McVay
Tom Sizemore ... McWhorter
Thomas Jane ... Lt. Adrian Marks
Matt Lanter ... Bama
James Remar ... Admiral Parnell
Brian Presley ... Waxman
Yutaka Takeuchi ... Hashimoto
Johnny Wactor ... Connor
Adam Scott Miller ... D'Antonio
Cody Walker ... West
Callard Harris ... Lt. Standish
Craig Tate ... Garrison
Joey Capone ... Alvin
Emily Tennant ... Clara
Shamar Sanders Shamar Sanders ... Quinn
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The harrowing true story of the crew of the USS Indianapolis, who were stranded in the Philippine Sea for five days after delivering the atomic weapons that would eventually end WWII. As they awaited rescue, they endured extreme thirst, hunger, and relentless shark attacks. Written by Anonymous

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Based on a true story of survival.


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Rated R for war-related images and brief language | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 October 2016 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)
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2.40:1 Anamorphic
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Nicolas Cage's hand prints have been enshrined in a reef object placed just off Perdido Pass near Orange Beach, Alabama. The site, called "Posiedon's Playground", is a popular dive location created by David Walter. See more »

Goofs

After doing the water landing, Lt. Adrian Marks looks through his binoculars at the USS Indianapolis crew. After he puts down the binoculars the reflection off his sunglasses are condominiums from Orange Beach, Alabama where this scene was filmed. He was facing the beaches of Orange Beach, AL. See more »

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Admiral Parnell: President Truman has chosen you and your crew to lead a highly classified mission.
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During the credits, old photos from the USS Indianapolis and her crew roll alongside the credits. See more »

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This movie makes a strong case for reading books instead of watching film.
11 May 2017 | by denvergrown303See all my reviews

The movie just doesn't do service to the real events. If you're really interested in the story just read the Wikipedia page. You'll learn more about the events and it'll save you from wasting 2 hours and ten minutes of your life to this awful movie.

I always expect that Hollywood will bungle the details in military movies and usually give them a pass for those. There are SOOO many anachronisms and inaccuracies in this movie though. EVERY scene has something wrong with it. The ship itself, the uniforms, the orders given, the weapons, the lingo, even the sharks. It's beyond distracting. The most glaring example is that they the used a battleship to represent a cruiser. You can have a movie like U-571, which is fictional, and they have more accurate depictions of the submarines and even a German destroyer. Mario Van Peebles is like "hey, the USS Alabama is located in Mobile, let's go film on that." "It's the wrong type of ship though." "It's only a film based on true events, accuracy doesn't matter."

On top of that the writers couldn't have stuffed more cliché, trite military lingo into this movie if they tried. The focus they have on the sharks is weird, and inaccurate. The captains speech made me groan out load. Nicholas cage don't ever do another war movie again! If you've seen Windtalkers you know what I'm talking about. Again, if you really want to know what happened to the USS Indianapolis, take 10 mins and read the Wikipedia or better yet go to the library and find a book about it.


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