Director: Robert Iscove
True story of the sinking of the U.S.S. Indianapolis, its crew's struggle to survive the sharks and exposure, and the captain's scape-goat court-martial.
Captain McVay was later posthumously pardoned in October of 2000, after a 12-year-old student in Pensacola, Florida, Hunter Scott, was instrumental in raising awareness of the miscarriage of justice carried out at the captain's court-martial. As part of a school project for the National History Day program, the young man interviewed nearly 150 survivors of the Indianapolis sinking and reviewed 800 documents. His testimony before the US Congress brought national attention to the situation.
- David Caruso [Wilkes]
- Gordon Clapp [Elias]
- Bob Gunton [Chaplain]
- Don Harvey [Kinderman]
- Stacy Keach [Capt. Charles Butler McVay]
- Marc Macaulay [Shorty]