USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage

Synopsis: The harrowing true story of the crew of the USS Indianapolis, who were stranded in the Philippine Sea for five days after delivering the atomic weapons that would eventually end WWII. As they awaited rescue, they endured extreme thirst, hunger, and relentless shark attacks.
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Director(s): Mario Van Peebles
Production: Saban Films
  1 nomination.
 
IMDB:
5.2
Metacritic:
30
Rotten Tomatoes:
9%
R
Year:
2016
128 min
59 Views

- (ALARM BLARING)

- Fire!

MAN:

Fire!

- 11:
00!

- 11:
00!

- Fire!

- Fire!

Fighter plane to the bow!

- 12:
00! 12:00! Fire!

- MAN:
12:00! 12:00!

- Brace for impact!

- Brace for impact!

- Damage report!

- MAN:
Damage report!

Fire party to the bow.

Fire party to the bow.

Damage report now!

(MEN SCREAMING)

(LIGHTER CLICKS,

FILM PROJECTOR WHIRRING)

Japs blew the crap out of us

at Pearl Harbor.

We cowboyed up,

turned the tables on them.

Ain't a whole lot of quit

in them either.

Gave as good as they got.

Iwo Jima, Okinawa.

- Where's this all going?

- Mainland ground invasion's

only going to stretch

this war out even longer.

Truman's in his third month

as President.

Honeymoon's about over.

America wants this war

to end and quickly.

Jesus, are you talking

about the atomic bomb?

Send a message

loud and clear.

Drop it right on Hiroshima,

military target.

Ostensibly, yes.

But you'll kill every man,

woman, and child,

not to mention

the radioactive fallout.

Even if the bomb works,

and there's no guarantee

that it will,

you can't fly it to Japan.

We motorboat the son of a bitch.

The Tinian, Philippine Sea.

With all due respect,

we know their Navy's

stretched thin,

but the Japanese

will spot a fleet.

Not a fleet.

No escorts.

One ship, a fast ship.

Alone, unprotected.

That's a damn

suicide mission.

But if it works...

they're heroes.

Who do you have in mind?

"There will always be war

until we kill off

our own species.

The difference

between us and them

is that we want to

do our duty and then go home.

The man who flew his kamikaze plane

into the bow of our ship

knew he wasn't going home.

He was on

a suicide mission

using his body

as ammunition.

God help all of us

when we face an enemy like that."

(CRUMPLES PAPER)

"In a few days

it's my birthday.

My best gift would be

just to see you again,

my dear Louise."

(SOFTLY) Yeah.

(PEN SCRATCHING)

- Paul?

- Sir.

Can you please get this off

to Western Union?

Aye aye, sir.

MAN:
So you been

sweet on this girl

since the fourth grade and

you ain't asked her out yet?

You don't get it.

A sophisticated debutante

like her, hell,

you wouldn't know

what I mean.

You have to prove yourself.

That's why I got to get

that promotion...

What, so she wouldn't

like you without a promotion?

While you're plotting

and planning,

you know what's happening

out there?

Life!

So live it, my friend.

Holy smokes!

Daddyo's

got big pockets.

(DOORBELL RINGS,

DOOR OPENS)

Brian Smithwick.

Judge Bazemore.

How are you, sir?

This here

is my friend Mike.

MIKE:
Hell of a place

you got here, sir.

I was telling my boy Bama,

it's like that movie,

"Frankly, my dear,

I don't give a damn."

Oh, forget it.

Mike D'Antonio.

Good to meet you.

He's from New York, sir.

Brian, why don't you step

into my office?

There's a gentleman there

who would like to meet you.

Alonso, show Mike

up to the parlor,

and tell those girls

to turn down that racket.

(JAZZ MUSIC PLAYING,

WOMAN LAUGHING)

Brian, Is it true we might

be finally invading Japan?

Well, that has been

the rumor now for a while, sir.

They don't really tell us much.

I've heard we have crippled

the Japanese Imperial Navy.

Well...

Much in large part to the men

of the USS Indianapolis.

ALL:

Hear, hear!

Do you think the war's

going to continue, son?

I don't really know, sir.

Do you have a son

in the military?

Heavens no, son.

He's got money in steel.

That's right,

war is good for business,

and business

is good for America.

- We're proud of you, son.

- Thank you, sir.

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