The Sand Pebbles Poster

Release Date: April 6th, 2003

DVD Release Date: May 15th, 2001

PG-13|3 hr 2 min

Plot Summary
In 1926, the USS San Pablo patrols the Yangtze River during the clashes between Chiang Kai-shek's communists and Chinese warlords. Eight-year veteran machinist Jake Holman (Steve McQueen), new to the self-named "sand pebbles" crew, immediately draws deep suspicion due to his independent streak. Ordered to protect Americans, including schoolteacher Shirley Eckhart (Candice Bergen), Jake and the gunboat crew are unwittingly drawn into a bitter nationalistic feud that holds grim consequences.

Cast: Steve McQueen, Richard Attenborough, Candice Bergen, Richard Crenna, Mako , Emmanuelle Arsan, Simon Oakland, Larry Gates

Director: Robert Wise

Genres: Adventure

Production Co: 20th Century Fox, Solar Productions

Distributors: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

Keywords: Brash, Sacrifice, Quest, Intense, Forbidden love, Engaging

Awards

Nominated Film Editing
Nominated Actor
Nominated Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominated Sound
Winner Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Nominated Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Music (Original Music Score)
Nominated Best Picture
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Cinematography (Color)
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Art Direction (Color)