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Based on the true story of the attempted defection in 1970 by a Lithuanian seaman seeking political asylum in the United States. Kudirka was denied asylum and returned to the Soviets, ... See full summary »
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The Coast Guard cutter featured in the film was still in service as of 2017. Homeported in Cape Canaveral, Florida, USCGC Vigilant (WMEC-617) has been patrolling the seas for over 50 years.
Commander Edward Devon:
Now, where do you live?
Commander Edward Devon: Home!
Simas Kudirka: Home! Home Klaipeda, Lietuva. Klaipeda, Lietuva.
Commander Edward Devon: Lietuva? In Russia?
Simas Kudirka: No Russia, no! Klaipeda contrary. Russia take Lietuva. Lietuva prisoner.
During Mr. Chadway's yelling in his officer of what has happened, for over five seconds, we can see what appears to be the boom mic hanging just in frame overhead. A couple minutes later when letting some guests in, on the left, upward, we can see what appears to be another piece of filming equipment.