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.
The albatross and it being killed are plot points similar to the Samuel Taylor Coleridge poem "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner".
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.
In the first scene where the B-24 is shot up the co-pilot says we have no flaps, pretty soon we'll have no brakes. The runway is 6000 feet and we're going to need over 10,000 feet." At the approach and landing speed of that aircraft they wouldn't need anywhere near 10,000 feet to land. Also, the scene where they are landing, the runway looks to be about 3,000 feet at the most.
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