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USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage (2016)



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Nic Cage, Tom Sizemore and Tom Jane star in the harrowing tale of real life American heroes shipwrecked in shark infested waters in the waning days of World War II.

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Nicolas Cage
as Captain McVay
Tom Sizemore
as McWhorter
Thomas Jane
as Adrian Marks
James Remar
as Admiral Parnell
Callard Harris
as Lt. Kennedy
Yutaka Takeuchi
as Commander Hashimoto
Craig Tate
as Garrison
Max Ryan
as Lt. Chuck Gwinn
Patrice Cols
as Jean-Pierre
Currie Graham
as Captain Ryan
Weronika Rosati
as Louise McVay
Gary Grubbs
as Judge Bazemore
Casey Myers
as Fireplug
William Tomeoki
as Daisuke Kenta
Zero Kazama
as Nakadai
Judd Lormand
as Lt. Carroll
Jacob McManus
as Billingsley
Jaime Channing
as Private Channing
Jerod Daniel Perez
as Listening Sailor
Ladson Deyne
as Submarine Commander
Joshua Dease
as Reporter #1
Michael Brannon
as Reporter #2
Zack Rukavina
as Sailor #1
Pete Riehm
as Admiral Neyland
Jason Rice
as Peleliu Officer
Rebecca Pena
as Cigarette Girl
Charity Sills
as Lady Of The Night
Shane Cavanaugh
as Crewman #1
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Critic Reviews for USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (7)

This slapdash war movie doesn't do justice to its compelling subject matter.

November 12, 2016 | Full Review…

Not exactly unwatchable, but it's also completely not worthy of watching.

November 11, 2016 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

The film's leaden treatment of this incredible story somehow sucks all the drama out of it.

November 10, 2016 | Full Review…

The script by Cam Cannon and co-producer Richard Rionda Del Castro is frustratingly unfocused, jumping from incident to incident while using Cage's flat, whispered narration to fill the gaps.

November 10, 2016 | Full Review…

Every expense has been spared: The sets are either claustrophobically limited or anonymously empty; the period detail is nonexistent; and the special effects are on par with a Syfy original.

November 9, 2016 | Rating: D | Full Review…

As a dramatic postscript to the factors that led to Japanese surrender, its power and importance are undeniable.

November 9, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
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Audience Reviews for USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage


A mediocre historical drama, USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage is the harrowing story of survival against incredible odds. In the summer of 1945 the USS Indianapolis embarked on a covert mission to transport the atomic bomb and during its return the ship was sunk by a Japanese submarine, leaving over 900 sailors adrift in shark infested waters. Featuring Nicolas Cage, Tom Sizemore, and Thomas Jane, the cast isn't too bad. However, the script is awful; it's extremely heavy handed and is full of cheesy and clichéd dialog. The special effects are also really bad (particularly the CGI) and look cheap, as do a lot of the sets. And unfortunately the shark attacks are ridiculous (Jaws: The Revenge kind of ridiculous); with the sharks jumping out of the water to get at people. Still, it's an interesting story with a fair amount of suspense and intrigue to it. Yet while it has its moments, USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage just isn't up to the challenge of bringing this story to the big-screen.

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