Release Date: April 6th, 2003
DVD Release Date: May 15th, 2001
PG-13|3 hr 2 min
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.
Director: Robert Wise
Production Co: 20th Century Fox, Solar Productions
Distributors: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment