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Against the Sun (2014)

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A WWII pilot, bombardier, and radioman find themselves adrift on a lifeboat without food or water after being forced to ditch their plane during a scouting mission.

Director:

Brian Peter Falk (as Brian Falk)

Writers:

Brian Peter Falk (as Brian Falk), Mark David Keegan

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Cast

Cast overview:
Garret Dillahunt ... Harold Dixon
Tom Felton ... Tony Pastula
Jake Abel ... Gene Aldrich
Nadia Parra Nadia Parra ... Frances Pastula
Quinton Flynn ... Newsreel Narrator
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Storyline

In one of the most harrowing true stories of World War II, three US Navy airmen crash land their torpedo bomber in the South Pacific and find themselves on a tiny life raft, surrounded by open ocean. No food. No water. No hope of rescue. Against incredible odds, these three virtual strangers must survive storms, sharks, starvation - and each other - as they try to sail more than a thousand miles to safety. Written by The American Film Company

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Rated PG for thematic material involving peril and hardships, and for language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 January 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ghosts of the Pacific See more »

Filming Locations:

Mexico

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The plane shown in the movie, a Douglas Devastator, had to be created from the original blueprints as there are no longer any of these planes left in the world. See more »

Goofs

After 34 days at sea none of the men grow a beard or significant facial hair. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Gene Aldrich: [over the radio] Chief, this is Aldrich. I'm losing her on the ARA.
Tony Pastula: [to himself] Come on, where are you goin'?
Gene Aldrich: [into radio] Chief, I've lost the beacon. Over. Are we close Chief?
Tony Pastula: I'll give him a tap, maybe his com is down.
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Ain't Gonna Rain No More
Written by Wendell Hall
Performed by Wendell Hall
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Strong story, and great acting by Tom Felton
23 November 2014 | by bryce-167-776553See all my reviews

Saw this movie at a Special Screening in New Orleans at the WWII Museum and I highly recommend it. It's an incredible true story honestly told and very well acted. As someone with family in the military who loves true stories about American history, this one hit all the right notes for me.

Historical films can feel a bit stiff or over dramatized, but this hit the sweet spot of good acting and an engaging story.

It was a trip seeing Tom Felton is something other than Harry Potter, but once you get over the initial double take, you realize he is a fine actor who has a bright future ahead of him.


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