R | | Action, Drama, History
During World War II, an American navy ship is sunk by a Japanese submarine leaving 890 crewmen stranded in shark infested waters.
Matt Lanter's grandfather was a survivor of the USS Indianapolis. In the film, Lanter wears his grandfather's dogtags.
There will always be war until we kill off our own species.
Commander Hashimoto's testimony at Captain McVey's court martial was not a surprise to the press or the JAG. According to discovery procedure, the prosecutor had to disclose his witness list to the defense. Hashimoto was deposed by the prosecution and defense in pre-trial. The press had published that Hashimoto would be testifying at the court martial, and the public was aware. The day of testimony, Hashimoto's picture appeared on the front pages of newspapers. Hashimoto also testified through a Navy interpreter. As a citizen and officer of Japan, he took the United States oath and the Japanese civil oath, and he could have been prosecuted for perjury in both jurisdictions.
During the credits, old photos from the USS Indianapolis and her crew roll alongside the credits.