Tiger Cruise

Synopsis: SEptember, 2001. On its last leg homeward, from Pearl Harbour (Hawaii) to San Diego, the USS Constellation hosts a jolly 'tiger cruise' for USNavy, Marines and USNAF relatives, mainly minors ('Navy brats'). Attitudes and emotions vary from simple joy to open frustration, the worst brat being XO commander Gary Dolan's daughter Maddie, who wants him to refuse a promotion to command for a shore job. Then the news of the WCC terror crisis changes everything, as the crew is recalled to war footing.
Genre: Drama, Family
Director(s): Duwayne Dunham
Production: First Street Films
  3 nominations.
88 min


It's So Not Fair.

I Don't Know Why

I Can't Go With You

On The Tiger Cruise.

Because You've Been There

5 Times Already.


Hey, Couple Minutes,

We Gotta Leave

For The Airport.

You Can Leave Now.

I'll Bet Dad

Would Let Me Go.

Too Bad He's Not Here

So You Could Ask Him.

You Get To Fly To Hawaii

And Be With Dad On The Ship.

You're So Lucky.

Oh, Yeah. Sharing A Room

The Size Of A Mattress

With A Complete Stranger

Who Probably Snores

Like The 3 Stooges

Is Not Exactly

My Idea Of A Good Time.

Wait Till You See

The Dog Machine.

You Know,

The Ice-Cream Machine.

They Call It

A Dog Machine?

That's Not

A Flavor, Is It?

It's Soft-Serve

Ice Cream.

All You Can Eat

24 Hours A Day.


You'll Learn All About

The Constellation

And How The--


I Know How An

Aircraft Carrier Works.

Thank You.


[Knock On Door]

Kiley, I'd Like To Talk

To Your Sister

For A Sec, Ok?


Alone, Please.

But That's Not Fair!

'Cause I Wanna Go,

And She's--She's...

Get Out...

And She Gets To Go...

And Stay Out!

And I Wanna Go!





You're So Grown-Up.

I Have Some Gum.

Thank You.

You All Ready?


You're Sure?

I'm Sure.

Your Father

Was Really Surprised

When You Agreed To Meet Him

On The Ship In Hawaii.

It'd Be Nice To Spend

Some Time With Him, Huh?

Imagine That.


Nobody's Forcing You

To Do This, You Know.

I Know.

Then You Mind

Tellin' Me Why,

After All These Years,

You Just Suddenly Decide

You Wanna Go

On The Tiger Cruise?

Just Drop It, Mom.

Ok? Please.

Wish I Knew What

Was Goin' On Up There.

No, You Don't.

Hey, Tiger!

Don't Forget Your Pillow!

I Was Gettin' It.

Ship Out.

And Going Out On That Boat?

That's Wack.

I Told You I Don't Like

That Expression.

Man, What If I

Start Pukin', Huh?

What If I Get Out

In The Middle Of The Ocean

And Just Start

Goin' Bleaah!

Your Brother'll

Keep An Eye Out For You.

Like He Cares.


[Rap Music Playing

On Radio]

[Jazz Music Plays]

No Way.

Why Can't I Ever Listen

To My Music?

'Cause Your Music

Is Wack.




The White Zone Is

For Loading And Unloading

Of Passengers Only.

No Parking.

All Unattended Vehicles

Will Be Towed.

It's Just That, Uh,

He's Never Flown

By Himself Before.

I'll Be With Him

The Entire Trip,

Mr. Coleman.

You Hear That, Tiger?

She's Gonna

Keep An Eye On You

The Whole Way.

So Be Good, All Right?

I'll Meet You And Mom

At The Ship

When You Dock

In San Diego.

So, Uh, Give Her

A Big Hug For Me.

Flight 25 To Boston

Now Arriving, Gate 17.

I'll Take That.

Don't Worry.

He'll Be Fine.

Let's Go,


Baggage Handler

To Carousel "D."

Any Available

Baggage Handler

To Carousel "D."


Have Fun Now.

See You

In A Few Days.


Lieutenant Torres

Reporting For Duty...



I'm Coming!

Tina, Let's Go!

Hold On!

Good Afternoon,

Ladies And Gentlemen.

This Is Your Captain Speaking

From The Cockpit.

I'd Like To Thank You All

For Flying With Us Today.

We Level Off At Our Cruising

Altitude Of 35,000 Feet...

You're Drawing, Huh?


...The Rest Of The Way,

So We're Gonna Turn Off The

"Fasten Seat Belt" Signs...

That's Sweet.

So At This Time,

You Are Free To Move

About The Cabin.

It's Called

The Tiger Cruise.

The Navy And

Its Family Members

Take A Cruise.

They Get To See

What It's Like

To Be On The Ship.

You Know, Like

Sons And Daughters

And Grandparents.

But No Wives

Or Husbands Or

Significant Others,

'Cause That Could

Complicate Things,

You Know?

Anyway, This Is

My Sister Grace.

She's A Naval Aviator.

She Flies

An F-18 Super Hornet,

And Her Flight Squadron

Is Called The Stingers.


Hey, Did You Know...

[Boy Drumming]


Seriously Not.

My Sister Said That

It's Like Landing

On A Postage Stamp.

Excuse Me. Is

That Seat Taken?

No. Mm-Mmm.

Are You Going

On The Tiger Cruise,



This Is My Sister.


A Naval Aviator.

Hey, Are You

A Navy Brat?

I'm Not A Brat, Ok?



The Ship's Name Is

The Constellation,

But They Call It

The Connie.

And It's 17 Stories

Above Water And 9 Below,

And If They Stood It

Straight Up,

It'd Be As Tall

As The Empire State


I Mean, They Have

100 Aircraft On Board.

And They Have

A Battle Group That

Accompanies Her,

Like A Destroyer,

A Supply Ship,

A Cruiser,

A Submarine--

Oh--Oh, My Gosh,

This Is So Scary.

Ok, Right Before

They Land,

They Have

To Gun The Engines

Just In Case

They Miss

The Arresting Cables

Or Something

And They Have

To Take Off Again.

I Mean,

Can You Imagine

Being In An Airplane

Like That?

That Would Be

So Scary.

[Kids Chattering]

Do You See What I See?



My Mom's Gonna Be There

When We Get Off, Right?

She'll Be There.

Trust Me.

[Ship's Horn Blares]

Whoa, Awesome.

[Camera Clicks]

Man, That Is Big.

The Constellation's

Like A Small City.

It Has Everything.

I Mean,

It Has A Hospital

Complete With

Surgical Facilities,

5 Dentists, A Tailor,

A Post Office,

And They Conduct

Worship Services

In Over

10 Denominations.

I Mean, They Have

Catholic, Protestant,

Jewish, Buddhist,

And There's Over

100 Aircraft On Board.

They Have A Battle Group

That Accompanies Her.

There's A Destroyer...

Your Attention, Please.

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Anna Sandor

Anna Sandor is an award-winning screenwriter. Born in Hungary, she spent her childhood in Canada. Sandor began her career as an actress, becoming a writer in her mid-twenties. She has written everything from sitcoms to Hallmark Hall of Fame. Her films have garnered numerous major awards, including multiple Emmy nominations, three Humanitas Prizes, the Writers Guild of America Award and the Gemini Award. She has also won the Margaret Collier Award for lifetime achievement in the Canadian industry. Sandor lives in San Diego, California. more…

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