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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.

Director:

Brian Peter Falk (as Brian Falk)

Writers:

Brian Peter Falk (as Brian Falk), Mark David Keegan

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

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Biography | Drama | War

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

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Filmed in Playas De Rosarito, Baja California, Mexico. a Horizon Tank, in 1996 20th Century Fox acquired 40 acres of waterfront south of Playas De Rosarito, and built a seventeen-million-gallon tank for the film Titanic, a Co-Production with Paramount Pictures. The tank held a replica of the ship, and provided 270 degrees of ocean view. Others Films that have used the Same Tank are. "All is Lost" (2012), "Little Boy" (2011), Titanic (1997), Deep Blue Sea (1999), Weight of Water (2000), Pearl Harbor (2001), Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003), Ghosts of the Abyss (2003). See more »

Goofs

After 34 days at sea none of the men grow a beard or significant facial hair. See more »

Quotes

[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.
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The Gallant Seventh
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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.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 January 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ghosts of the Pacific See more »

Filming Locations:

Mexico

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,023, 25 January 2015

Gross USA:

$4,646

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,698
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