PG-13 | | Biography, Drama, Sport
After a near-fatal plane crash in WWII, Olympian Louis Zamperini spends a harrowing 47 days in a raft with two fellow crewmen before he's caught by the Japanese navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp.
Universal Studios bought the rights to the story of Louis Zamperini in 1957 in the hope of developing it for Tony Curtis. In later years, Nicolas Cage expressed an interest. The project finally got the green light after Laura Hillenbrand's 2010 book about Zamperini became a best-seller.
We are here.
Cup: At 8,000 feet. This is it, boys.
Phil: You got it, Zamp?
Louis Zamperini: Roger.
Lambert: You hit this one, drinks are on me.
Louis Zamperini: I ain't going to a bar with you, handsome. You confuse all the broads.
Phil: Get your cameras, boys. I'm gonna light it up like Christmas.
When the rafts are bobbing on the waves during the big storm they are separated by great waves. The empty raft is nowhere to be seen and then reappears after the storm.
English, Japanese, Italian
$30,621,445 (USA) (28 December 2014)
$115,637,895 (USA) (14 March 2015)
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