Mission of the Shark Poster

Release Date: 1991

DVD Release Date: July 31st, 2007

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 37 min

Plot Summary
In this fact-based film, the warship USS Indianapolis is ambushed by Japanese forces. As the boat goes down, hundreds of men are killed while valiant military doctor Lt. Steven Scott (Richard Thomas) leads efforts to save his fellow sailors from hypothermia and the vicious sharks that inhabit the water. Several days later, the survivors are finally rescued, but the Navy needs someone to take the fall for this disaster, and the blame is forced on the innocent Capt. McVay (Stacy Keach).

Cast: Stacy Keach, Richard Thomas, Carrie Snodgress, Bob Gunton, Don Harvey, Steve Landesberg, Andrew Prine, Stacy Keach Sr.

Director: Robert Iscove

Genres: Historical drama

Keywords: Sacrifice, Doctor, Tense, 1940s, Rescue, Fall