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
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 »
The fuselage of the plane is marked with the ID number 6-T-14. That designation is also used by the crew during their radio calls. However, the actual number of the lost aircraft was 6-T-6 (aircraft number 6 of Torpedo Squadron 6). See more »
[over the radio]
Chief, this is Aldrich. I'm losing her on the ARA.
Come on, where are you goin'?
Chief, I've lost the beacon. Over. Are we close Chief?
I'll give him a tap, maybe his com is down.
See more »
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.
18 of 22 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
| Report this