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Mission of the Shark: The Saga of the U.S.S. Indianapolis
Mission of the Shark The Saga of the USS Indianapolis
Actors: Stacy Keach, Richard Thomas, Steve Landesberg, Don Harvey, Robert Cicchini
Director: Robert Iscove
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Television
NR     2007     1hr 40min

Studio: Tcfhe/mgm Release Date: 07/31/2007 Run time: 100 minutes Rating: Nr


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Actors: Stacy Keach, Richard Thomas, Steve Landesberg, Don Harvey, Robert Cicchini
Director: Robert Iscove
Creators: James Pergola, Susan B. Browdy, Charles W. Fries, John Ferzacca, Michael O. Gallant, Richard Maynard, Alan Sharp
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Television
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Television
Studio: MGM (Video & DVD)
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen - Dubbed,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 07/31/2007
Original Release Date: 09/29/1991
Theatrical Release Date: 09/29/1991
Release Year: 2007
Run Time: 1hr 40min
Screens: Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English, French
Subtitles: English, Spanish

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Movie Reviews

Excellent Story of the Indianapolis
Jeffrey T. Munson | Dixon, IL | 07/02/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This movie is a very good adaptation of the events surrounding the sinking of the USS Indianapolis. I was impressed with the attention to detail that the producers paid in the movie. For example, it is known that the ship's doctor burned his hands to the point of uselessness while trying to open a door, and sure enough, this scene was excellently covered in the movie. Stacy Keach stars as Captain Charles McVay, and he does an excellent job throughout the film. Richard Thomas portrays the ship's doctor. The scenes of the sinking and the subsequent struggle to survive on the sea is vividly portrayed. I was also impressed with the attention payed to the rescue and Captain McVay's court martial. In fact, this movie does a better job of covering the court martial phase than many of the books I've read on this subject. I would highly recommend this film to anyone who knows or has read about the story of the USS Indianapolis."
Like JAWS, only real, and worse
A Texas reviewer | 05/03/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This film is quite upsetting, perhaps because the real event on which it is based was probably worse. It is not as if the makers didn't do their best to tell this true horror story. I believe they did, or if the didn't, I don't wish to see a more upsetting version. Don't expect to sleep well after you see this."
Excellent Movie, but missing some detail
Nathaniel Muzzipapa | Colorado Springs | 08/23/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I have seen many programs on the U.S.S. Indianapolis, and read many books on it as well. Mission of the Shark was a good movie, but some details where missing. When the ship was struck it capsized and in the movie it shows ths ship going down stern first and it looked like a destroyer rather than the Indianapolis. Good movie, good acting. Good for anyone who has read or studied the Indianapolis."
MIssion of the Shark
C. Plumer | 09/10/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Good story about the not-so-talked about military return trip of the USS Indianapolis. This was a secret mission so maybe that is why. But it is also the worst military desaster of WW II.

Watch this then see the special on Discovery Channel with interviews from actual survivors."