Several months after the U.S. entry into World War II, an inexperienced U.S. Navy commander must lead an Allied convoy being stalked by a German submarine wolf pack.

Director:

Aaron Schneider

Writers:

Tom Hanks (screenplay by), C.S. Forester (based on the novel "The Good Shepherd" by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Hanks ... Captain Krause
Elisabeth Shue ... Evelyn
Stephen Graham ... Charlie Cole
Matt Helm ... Lt. Nystrom
Craig Tate ... Pitts
Rob Morgan ... Cleveland
Travis Quentin ... Ipsen
Jeff Burkes ... Shannon (as Jeffrey Burkes)
Matthew Zuk ... Flusser
Joseph Poliquin ... Lee Helmsman #1
Casey Bond ... Helmsman #1
Josh Wiggins ... Talker #1
Michael Benz ... Carling
Grayson Russell ... Signalman #1
Ian James Corlett ... Dicky (voice)
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Storyline

Based upon the novel "The Good Shepherd" by C S Forester, this is the thrilling story of an Allied convoy crossing the North Atlantic in 1942 as it faces relentless attack by a German submarine wolf pack. The leader of the convoy's destroyer screen is a US Navy commander making his first Atlantic crossing. The story focuses on the his command responsibility as he fights the cold, the relentless night, the brutal sea, and his deep fatigue as he chases down the attacking submarines in the deadly game of cat and mouse. The exciting story, a thrilling ride-along with the beleaguered captain, so deeply portrays the elements of battle command that for a long period of time the book was used as a text at the US Naval Academy. Written by Nlappos

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Taglines:

The Only Thing More Dangerous Than the Front Lines Was the Fight to Get There

Genres:

Action | Drama | History | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for war-related action/violence and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

USS Keeling (call-sign: Greyhound) is a fictitious boat and call-sign, however the pennant number of DD548, (seen clearly after the 3 destroyers depart the convoy) was a canceled Fletcher class destroyer. The first Fletcher class destroyer was commissioned 4th June 1942. See more »

Goofs

The Captain (Hanks) orders "fire as your guns bear" which was used in the age of sail when cannons only aim left or right a few degrees. The guns had to wait for the ship to turn. However the aft guns were limited so as not to fire into the superstructure, so they would fire as the U-Boat was brought into sights of the guns. See more »

Quotes

Gray Wolf: [on radio] Greyhound, good luck surviving the night.
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Crazy Credits

During the first part of the end credits, some black and white WW2 era clips are shown. See more »


Soundtracks

O Holy Night
Public Domain
Music by Adolphe Adam (uncredited)
Arranged by Bill Cunliffe
Performed by Bill Cunliffe
Courtesy of Black Toast Music
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Zero character development
11 July 2020 | by mikekansasmikeSee all my reviews

This is not a good movie. Imagine if you were watching part of a naval battle from nearby and could overhear the captain giving orders for the direction of the ship.

That's the entire movie.

You learn nothing about the main character All other characters do not speak outside of repeating the orders the captain gave them.


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USA | Canada | China

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 July 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Greyhound See more »

Filming Locations:

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Budget:

$50,300,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Surround 7.1

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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