31 user 8 critic

Against the Sun (2014)

6:48 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Prime Video

A WWII pilot, bombardier, and radioman find themselves adrift on a lifeboat without food or water after being forced to ditch their plane during a scouting mission.


Brian Falk





Cast overview:
Garret Dillahunt ... Harold Dixon
Tom Felton ... Tony Pastula
Jake Abel ... Gene Aldrich
Nadia Parra Nadia Parra ... Frances Pastula
Quinton Flynn ... Newsreel Narrator


In one of the most harrowing true stories of World War II, three US Navy airmen crash land their torpedo bomber in the South Pacific and find themselves on a tiny life raft, surrounded by open ocean. No food. No water. No hope of rescue. Against incredible odds, these three virtual strangers must survive storms, sharks, starvation - and each other - as they try to sail more than a thousand miles to safety. Written by The American Film Company

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic material involving peril and hardships, and for language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »






Release Date:

23 January 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ghosts of the Pacific See more »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

The American Film Company See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs




Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See full technical specs »

Did You Know?


The actual life raft used by the three airmen in 1942 is on display at the National Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola, Florida. See more »


Although the crew spent 34 days in the raft, their hair length at the end of the film is the same as at the beginning. See more »


[first lines]
Gene Aldrich: [over the radio] Chief, this is Aldrich. I'm losing her on the ARA.
Tony Pastula: [to himself] Come on, where are you goin'?
Gene Aldrich: [into radio] Chief, I've lost the beacon. Over. Are we close Chief?
Tony Pastula: I'll give him a tap, maybe his com is down.
See more »


Ain't Gonna Rain No More
Written by Wendell Hall
Performed by Wendell Hall
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Surviving on the Pacific
4 March 2015 | by deloudelouvainSee all my reviews

Don't except a lot to see except a lifeboat, water and three guys trying to survive. But to me that was enough because you live the whole movie like it was you that was trapped on the Pacific Ocean. The problems they have to get drinking water and food make you realize in what kind of hell they had to live during so long alone on the ocean. And when you know it's based on a true story then it makes it always a bit more special when you watch a movie like this one. I thought the actors did a good job. The conversations they had during all that time seems all plausible to me. What else would you do if you were surrounded by water without any land in sight? My wife and I certainly did enjoy this movie.

15 of 18 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 31 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial

Recently Viewed