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USS Indianapolis: The Legacy (2015)

TV-14 | | Documentary | 6 December 2015 (USA)
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10 Years of Filming... 104 Interviews... One Story.


Sara Vladic
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Credited cast:
William Roy Akines William Roy Akines ... Himself
Tom Balunis Tom Balunis ... Himself
George Barber George Barber ... Himself
James Bargsley James Bargsley ... Himself
Andrew Barksdale Andrew Barksdale ... Himself
Thomas Leon Barksdale Thomas Leon Barksdale ... Himself
Lloyd Peter Barto Lloyd Peter Barto ... Himself
Donald Lee Beaty Donald Lee Beaty ... Himself
James Belcher Jr. James Belcher Jr. ... Himself
James R. Belcher James R. Belcher ... Himself
Toyoko Belcher Toyoko Belcher ... Himself
Maurice Glenn Bell Maurice Glenn Bell ... Himself
Louis Peter Bitonti Louis Peter Bitonti ... Himself
Bryan Blanthorn Bryan Blanthorn ... Himself
Donald Joseph Blum Donald Joseph Blum ... Himself


The Legacy Project tells the fate of the World War II heavy cruiser USS Indianapolis using exclusively first-person accounts. The last crew and their families share gripping stories of kamikaze attacks, invasions, a secret mission, and ultimately a devastating torpedo attack that killed three fourths of the crew. The survivors recall the 5 days they spent floating alone in the Pacific Ocean, their miraculous rescue, and how they fought together to clear their captain's name. Start to finish, this feature-length film flows from survivor to survivor as they finish each other's sentences. Set to a completely original score, the incredible story unfolds while rare WWII footage, a collection of previously unpublished photographs, open-ocean reenactments, and new footage from one of the last WWII era heavy cruisers in existence. Written by Sara Vladic

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10 Years of Filming...104 Interviews...One Story






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Men Of Honor
11 September 2019 | by Ed-ShullivanSee all my reviews

May we learn what true sacrifice for one's country is after listening to the survivors stories of the USS Indianapolis. You just have to appreciate how lucky we all are that these men risked their lives during World War 2 in the Central Pacific and survived in the cold salt water under the hot sun fending off hundreds of sharks day after day for five (5) consecutive days with little food and no water except what the skies provided when it rained.

These brave men's stories are what should be taught in school and rather than having the next generations believe they are entitled to have their government provide food, shelter, and income for them, they will learn what selfless sacrifices these war veterans lived through to provide us our freedom.

Hundreds of thousands of soldiers on all sides of the two (2) World Wars lost their lives. They did not hold up protest signs but rather held their position in battle for OUR freedoms which we enjoy today. I wish people would learn from this documentary what sacrifice truly is.

A grateful 10 out of 10 for the living and the dead of the USS Indianapolis.

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