TV-14 | Video | | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
When a US plane is taken down over seas by an unknown assailant, the army is sure it was North Korea and a new war is about to break out. Even worse, the true attacker is an alien armed force and only one old battleship can stop them.
USS Iowa (BB-61), commissioned in 1943, is referred to as "Big Stick". This nickname was applied to USS Iowa for its role as the Big Stick of the Pacific during WWII. USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) commissioned in 1986, is also nicknamed Big Stick for TR's well known quotation.
Captain James Winston:
They're not gonna sink MY battleship!
The aircraft carrier sunk a the beginning of the movie was a Nimitz class carrier. The USS Enterprise is not part of that class and does not look like the ship shown.