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Against the Sun ()


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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.

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Harold Dixon
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Tony Pastula
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Gene Aldrich
Nadia Parra ...
Frances Pastula
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Newsreel Narrator

Directed by

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Brian Falk

Written by

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Brian Falk ... (written by)
 
Mark David Keegan ... (written by)

Produced by

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Brian Falk ... producer
Luisa Gomez de Silva ... line producer
Kurt Graver ... co-producer
Mark Moran ... producer
Joe Ricketts ... executive producer
Prince Jordan Tyson ... coordinating producer: field production

Music by

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Paul Mills

Cinematography by

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Petr Cikhart

Film Editing by

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Sean Albertson

Editorial Department

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Kelly Asuncion ... editorial intern
Pamela Cordeiro ... on-set dailies supervisor
Andrew Exworth ... colorist
Adam Gagnon ... on-line editor
Karen Kershaw ... digital intermediate producer
Joshua Kirchmer ... first assistant editor
John Pyke ... digital intermediate conform

Casting By

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J.C. Cantu

Art Direction by

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Tony Perez

Set Decoration by

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Tony Perez

Costume Design by

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Mark Peterson

Makeup Department

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Cary Ayers ... makeup artist
Autumn Butler ... makeup department head
Jason Collins ... prosthetics supplier: Autonomous F/X, Inc.
Elizabeth Hoel-Chang ... makeup artist (as Elizabeth Hoel)
Brian Kinney ... makeup artist
James MacKinnon ... prostethics makeup artist
Katia Nabil ... makeup intern (as Katia Nabil Ruelas)

Production Management

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Iram Collantes ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Ivan Diaz-Robledo ... second assistant director
Jacqueline Grajales ... second second assistant director
Jose Jimenez ... first assistant director
Sarahi Marin ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Kelly Asuncion ... art department coordinator
Tony Perez ... property master

Sound Department

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James Bastable ... assistant re-recording mixer
Fernando Camera ... sound mixer
Jesse Fellows ... layback operator
Kyle D. Krajewski ... adr recordist
Martin Lee ... re-recording mixer
Kirk Lynds ... re-recording mixer
Brennan Mercer ... sound effects editor
Kirk Meyers ... layback operator
Michael Miller ... adr mixer
Carlos Pompa ... utility sound technician
Leon Sandoval ... boom operator

Special Effects by

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Nathan Accord ... special effects technician
Frank Iudica ... special effects coordinator
Michael Kay ... special effects engineer
Javier Lomeli ... special effects technician
Brendon O'Dell ... special effects supervisor
Matthew O'Dell ... special effects gang boss
Ken Rudell ... special effects technician

Visual Effects by

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Douglas Addy ... vfx lighting supervisor
Rex Alerta ... visual effects artist
David Alexander ... CG artist: Switch VFX
Tim Alexander ... asset supervisor
Neishaw Ali ... executive visual effects producer
Etienne Andlau ... rotoscope supervisor: Flash Film Works
Francois Andlau ... rotoscope artist: Flash Film Works
Jun Asido ... data technician: Switch VFX
Stas Basko ... digital compositor
Kirk Brillon ... associate visual effects supervisor: SpinVFX
Jon Campfens ... visual effects supervisor: Switch VFX
Darren Cranford ... visual effects supervisor: Keyframe Digital
Kyle Cribar ... visual effects editor
Colin Davies ... visual effects supervisor
Peter Denomme ... visual effects producer: Switch VFX
Tracie Donais ... digital compositor
Daniel Hernán Falco ... digital compositor
Etienne Fleurant ... compositing technical director
Jérôme Foucout ... digital compositor: Modus Fx
Pablo José Fuertes ... visual effects supervisor: Malditochroma VFX
Luke Groves ... cg producer: SPIN VFX
Mark O. Hammond ... digital compositor
Gudrun Heinze ... digital compositor: Switch VFX
Asim Khan ... visual effects: Spin VFX
Ryan Kitagawa ... compositor
Jason Kozsurek ... digital compositor
Tanya Kular ... digital compositor: Switch VFX
Lincoln Kupchak ... visual effects producer: Flash Film Works
Jongju Lee ... asset and animation artist: SPIN VFX
Darren Locke ... visual effects artist (Keyframe Digital Productions)
Jef Lonn ... digital compositor: Switch VFX
George Loucas ... visual effects supervisor: Baked FX
Martin López Funes ... additional visual effects: malditochroma vfx
George Macri ... supervising visual effects producer: SPIN VFX
Jennifer Maillet ... digital compositor
John Mariella ... visual effects artist
Matt Mcewan ... digital compositor
Karen McGregor ... visual effects coordinator
Arthur Mesa ... compositing supervisor: Flash Film Works
Charles Mesa ... visual effects assistant: Flash Film Works
John P. Mesa ... visual effects co-supervisor: Flash Film Works
William Mesa ... visual effects supervisor: Flash Film Works
Jessie Mizrahi ... visual effects producer: Baked FX
Bob Munroe ... visual effects supervisor
Don Myers ... animation supervisor: Flash Film Works
Jeremy Nelson ... consulting compositor: Flash Film Works
Richard Owen ... visual effects artist
Beau Parsons ... visual effects coordinator: Switch VFX
Angelo Perrotta ... senior digital compositor: SpinVFX
Carrie Richardson ... visual effects production manager: Spin VFX
Brandon Rogers ... CGI artist: Switch VFX
Robert Rowles ... lead compositor (Baked FX)
Ahmed Shehata ... cg supervisor: SPIN VFX
Tim Sibley ... effects supervisor: SPIN VFX
Joshua Spivack ... visual effects editor (Baked FX)
Mike Stadnyckyj ... compositor
Ignacio Suárez Rubio ... digital compositor: Malditochroma VFX
Charles Angus Taylor ... digital compositor
Dennis Temprile ... visual effects project manager: Keyframe Digital Productions
Brandon Terry ... visual effects editor: Spin VFX
Martin Tori ... visual effects
Beryl Wu ... CG artist: Switch VFX
Jamal Hajlaoui ... data wrangler: Modus FX (uncredited)

Stunts

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Jonathan Arthur ... water safety
Dan Brown ... stunt double: Tom Felton
Mark Dobson ... stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

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Armando Arce ... grip
Henry Cantor ... set lighting best boy
Ezequiel Casares ... gaffer
Greg Faysash ... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Oscar Gomez ... key rigging grip
Tony Gonzaga ... electrician
Alejandro Guzman ... second assistant camera
Edgar Luzanilla ... second assistant camera
Justina Mintz ... still photographer
Pat O'Mara ... key grip
Jonas Sacks ... camera operator
Eduardo Servin ... grip
Tasha Sulkowska ... second assistant camera (as Tasha Dabek)
Anthony Tellez ... key grip
Luis Valenzuela ... grip
Alan Vidali ... first assistant camera

Casting Department

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Andrew Buckholz ... casting assistant
Barbarella Pardo ... extras casting
Travis Zahodnik ... casting assistant

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Galaxia Bautista ... costume assistant

Music Department

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Jasper LeMaster ... assistant scoring engineer
Steve W. Mauldin ... orchestrator

Transportation Department

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Oswaldo Chavira ... driver
Gabriel Pérez ... transportation coordinator
Julian Saavedra ... driver

Other crew

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Tom Adams ... marine technician/raft fabricator
Christopher Cyronek ... epk
Sara Holmes ... post prod accountant
Jorge Ernesto Luna ... first assistant accountant
Brad Dirk Martin ... boat captain
Alberto Medina ... marine assistant
Kari Montgomery ... script supervisor
Molly Moran ... production accountant
Rachel Neubeck ... epk producer
Jimmy O'Connell ... marine coordinator
Chris Papajohn ... marine rigger
Hugo Salcido ... dive master
Ryel Toby ... production legal services
Roberto Vazquez ... assistant production coordinator
Sue-Allen Villalva ... production coordinator

Thanks

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Tony Aldrich Sr. ... very special thanks
Frances Aldrich ... very special thanks
Jr. Tony Aldrich ... very special thanks
Paul Harb ... special thanks

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Special Effects

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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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Also Known As
  • Ghosts of the Pacific
  • Срещу слънцето (Bulgaria, Bulgarian title)
  • À Deriva (Brazil)
  • Против солнца (Russia)
  • Contra o Sol (Brazil)
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Runtime
  • 100 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia The three main actors were put on a strict diet of 500 calories a day while filming to accurately portray how emaciated the downed pilots became during their ordeal. See more »
Goofs 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 »
Soundtracks Gallant Seventh See more »
Quotes Harold Dixon: A man plots his course but the Lord decides.
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