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During WW2, Lieut. John F. Kennedy takes command of PT 109 to fight the Japanese in the Solomon Islands.
Peter Fonda, who resembled the young JFK in build and looks, was also considered for the role of PT 109's last skipper as were both Roger Smith and Ed "Kookie" Byrnes (See: Edd Byrnes) from the popular TV series 77 Sunset Strip (1958)
Ens. Leonard J. Thom:
Mr. Kennedy? Ensign Leonard Thom, your exec.
Lt. John F. Kennedy: Oh, hi. Glad to meet you, Leonard.
Lt. John F. Kennedy: Welcome aboard.
Ens. Leonard J. Thom: How long did they give you to put it in shape?
Lt. John F. Kennedy: Well, we've used about half the time just talking right here.
When Kennedy carries Pappy out of the water after swimming to the first island you can see the plank in the water that he walks on. The plank was put there so the actor could miss stepping on the coral. Later when Kennedy swims out there is no plank in the water and you can see him flinching as he walks on the coral.
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