My husband was an integral part of the security (as an MA) on the Connie at this time. He wasn't part of the Tiger cruise due to his need to set up security for its homecoming. Well the course of events on 9/11 changed EVERYTHING. Although the events that occurred are NOT exactly accurate, they are close enough for civilian eyes. And enough to let others have a good glimpse, without being at all a threat to the well being of the sailors (and at time civilians!) aboard ship. Yes, its true that kids wouldn't have been running around wherever they wanted unescorted. BUT there would have been areas were they WERE allowed to run around. I am sure that changed just a bit after 9/11. They had to. The part of H.P. belittling her father for his outstanding service is ridiculous though. With his being in for as long as he was, she would have been MUCH more familiar, and therefore, more comfortable with Navy life. In fact she wouldn't have known much different. All in all though i think they did a fair job at trying to portray how teens/tweens would feel about military family members in general, and how they would also feel about sudden and tragic world events. It was definitely patriotic. I notice several comments (many of them from non US citizens) about how it was all propaganda, how awful it was etc. The worst was the one about the 2 leaders, and one being the Anti-Christ and the Berlin wall crap. Pffft. Easy to lob stones from a country, ironically enough, that itself doesn't even allow freedom of speech, in the same way the US does. The men and women portrayed in this movie, are the same ones who fight and die for the rights of their fellow citizens to keep the ability to say nasty things about the military. Go figure. *shrug* So it irks me when they not only have to put up with those ungrateful bunch, but others from elsewhere that do NOT have *first hand knowledge* of what it means to be American. Sorry for the semi-rant. Good movie. Good for kids. Good for kids to watch to remind them of the tragic events (lest we forget! and NO we shouldn't bury our heads in the sand and leave the past in the past, as suggested by, I believe, a Canadian, go figure!). Sorry it wasn't filmed on the USS Constellation which my husband was PROUD to serve aboard as a Chief Master at Arms. He and I both will never forget that particular tiger cruise... and hopefully this movie will help others too.