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
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After the crew has been drifting for several weeks, CPO Dixon (the pilot) admits that he had fallen asleep while he and his crew were trying to locate their carrier, and that this was the reason they got lost and had to ditch. He says the reason for his dozing off was that that cockpit was too hot. Left unexplained is why he didn't simply slide his canopy open to let the heat out and let cool air in. 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.
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If you liked Unbroken than check this one out as well. This is on par or better. I give it a high B+.
"They'll check every square mile out here. It'll take a while but they'll do it. Won't they?" After drifting off course a WWII pilot and his crew end up in a tiny lifeboat with no food, water, flares, or any real chance of being rescued. This is the true story of how they did everything the could to survive. Even though this is a true story it is something I had never heard of before. After recently watching Unbroken I was wondering how this would compare. This one opened with about 10 minutes of in plane scenes then right into the raft. What follows is an hour and a half of tense moments and wondering how this will play out. I would compare this very favorably to Unbroken, All Is Lost, or even something like Cast Away. If you have enjoyed those movies then I would check this one out as well. Very inspiring and moving. Another huge surprise watch. I always love when I find a movie I have never heard of that turns out to be better than 90% of the ones I have. This is one of those movies. Overall, if you liked Unbroken than check this one out as well. This is on par or better. I give it a high B+.
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