The Rescue

Synopsis: A team of Navy S.E.A.L.s are sent to destroy a disabled submarine so it will not fall into the wrong hands. They complete their mission, but are captured before they can return to their base. The U.S. government will not mount a rescue mission to free the soldiers, so their adolescent children take over. The kids find a way to venture into the foreign country and then must overcome many obstacles.
Director(s): Ferdinand Fairfax
Production: Touchstone Pictures
  1 nomination.
97 min


Chapman speaking. MARSHALL: Hi, Captain,

it's Marshall. We just got a satellite burst

via Omsat Nae-Ri. Flash priority.

It's from the Topeka . CHAPMAN: Is she in trouble?

Uh-huh. Reactor,

right outside the N.K.'s. CHAPMAN: (SIGHS) Get SEAL team

6 back. I'll be down

in a minute. And you'd better wake Rothman. (RADIO STATIC) SOLDIER: Washington, please

stand by for urgent Satcom.


Navy department, section 9.

Please hold. (PHONE RINGS)

Section 9. WOMAN ON RADIO: Putting you

through. You are on scramble. (RADIO BEEPING) PILOT: Zebra-delta-zebra,

SEAL team 6

returning to base. Please acknowledge. Over. (ALARM BLARING) MAN ON RADIO: Eagle Eye,

this is Big Daddy. Mustang is vectoring

from Zulu-sector to

your 320 relative. Sharks 1 and 2

are on their way. Five hours ago, a Los Angeles

class sub had an explosion

in her engine compartment. Source unknown. Her electrical and

back-up propulsion systems

were severely damaged. She's dead in the water. Here. Still well outside

North Korea's

territorial waters. But then, so was the Pueblo. What about the reactor?

It's been secured. However, the anti-submarine

warfare and intelligence

gathering equipment is still highly vulnerable. That sub must not

fall into enemy hands. And I don't have to tell you

to what lengths

the North Koreans will go to get hold of our

top-secret A.S.W. capability. The Pentagon wants

to ensure that, that equipment is

permanently destroyed

when the sub is sunk. And they specifically

requested your SEAL team,

Commander Howard. (SIRENS WAILING AT A DISTANCE) Are they on to

her yet, Admiral? Satellite surveillance

indicates a lot of

movement in the area, but in my estimation,

I don't think they

have a fix on her. You should have

a three-hour window. I want your men

on deck in 30 minutes. (SIGHS)

(DOOR OPENING) Hey, pops. I thought

you were on exercises. Where were you last night?

There is a curfew

on this base. I was around.

Answer the question! Where were you last night?

Why weren't you with Commander

Nelson's family, mister? Put the beer down! I went into town.

We had a deal, J.J. When I travel,

you stay on the base. I stayed on the base

for a while. I mean, what do you want me

to do, sit here and watch TV? You want me to go to

the goddamn rec room and

guzzle punch with the brats? You know what

I expect of you. You've been back here

five months. So far, all you've done

is prove to me that

you can't cut it! It has got

to be by my rules. Yeah, well, your rules

are killing me, Dad. Well, if you can't

hack the program, maybe we pack your bags

and send you stateside, so you can live

with your mother! You couldn't live with her,

neither could I! That's unnecessary, mister! I'm not interested

in basic training.

I make the decisions! You've got nothing to say

about it! Is that clear? I've never had anything

to say about it, have I? I've never had anything

to say about anything! You call you and me family? All you care about is

how I stack up as

a SEAL commander's son. Well, I'll tell

you something, I don't give a sh*t

that I'm a commander's son! Well, what do you care about? Not the sh*t you care about! Give me a minute, Wicks. We don't have much time. (GRUNTS)

(ALL GRUNT) (GRUNTS) (ALL GRUNT) It's your dad,

over there. (SPEAKING KOREAN) Daddy, you're back!

You said another week. Uh, I'm back, I'm back. I gotta go out again. You cut your hair? You're going out again?

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Jim Thomas

James E. "Jim" Thomas is a screenwriter based in California. With his brother John Thomas, he wrote and/or was substantially involved with the screenplays of several films - including Predator, The .. more…

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