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Old 08-13-2016, 06:48 PM
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Tell our members about the nail biter flicks that so stuck to ya that you wanted to puke big time; like "Perfect Storm". And yes there are others. Reflect, communicate, dump your fears and "oh Sheets" on terrorizing encounters with our North Atlantic movie or real. I know it is not striper fishing but tango foxtrot, striper issues, while welcome, bore me. Talk to me and my members or I will b disappointed.
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Has to be about the Sea, eh? Tough one.

But there are the classic war movies "at sea"

Das Boot (german with english subtitles)
Hunt for Red October and a corny "modern" movie:
U-571

and there are others.

Jaws (#1 only, no sequels)
Unbroken, which has the first third -to - half of the movie with the men stranded in the life raft.

I'm not sure any of these qualify as "nail biters", though. Frank, what's one besides Perfect Storm that comes to your mind?
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"..... what's one besides Perfect Storm that comes to your mind?"

Just saw "Finest Hour" which is about the wreck of the Pendleton off Monomoy where the CG rescued most of the merchant vessel's crew. We spent 25 years living just north of the wrecked hull seeing it on the horizon every day. Our CG daughter Susan spent a tour at the Chatham CG station. The rescue crew's most harrowing moments were assaulting the Chatham Bar, which we called Long Bar striper fishing. Film was scary.

In the time this rescue occurred, early 1950s, there was a song at its height in popularity: "Sit down, Sit down -- you're rockin the boat". It was woven into the story.
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That is a great recommendation ... I'll have to see it!
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Let's not forget Spencer Tracy in The Old Man and The Sea and
Captains Courageous if early fishing without tackle suits your fancy.
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The first Pirates of the Caribbean was a great movie.

A few months ago I watched In the Heart of the Sea While on a cross country flight. Enjoyed the movie, but would have been better if the screen wasn't six inches long and the 450 lb guy a seat over wasn't sweating on me. That film is based on nantucket 18th century Whaling Operations. True story that was the inspiration for Moby Dick.
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The sea is an integral part of our folklore probably because of the drama associated with its dangers. When I was a kid, age 17, I was on a Destroyer Escort 306 feet long, and when we went into a north Atlantic storm, waves burying the forward gun mount, our sister ship burying out of site then bursting white on the horizon, I said, "sir, is that what we look like?" When the high drama treatment that Hollywood uses is on screen, they have it right.
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I have no experience with the Navy or the Sea, but did get to go on what's called a "Tiger Cruise" from Virginia overnight to Earl in Leonardo, NJ, on the USS Detroit , a supply vessel, where a friend was a CPO. Nice in that I got to stay in Chief's quarters.

Anyhow, we toured the lower deck where supplies were transferred and I was given a great visual on how they do the supply chain in rolling seas with fork lifts and pallets going full speed... they shoot a giant cable over to the other ship and then do the pallet transfers.

Forget transport and battle through the seas, just seeing that is enough to realize the dangers involved.

My most disappointing memory of this is that I could never hook up with my friend to get the night pass to fish the Earl Naval Pier... amazing tog and stripers hang out on that structure!
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Has to be about the Sea, eh? Tough one.

But there are the classic war movies "at sea"

Das Boot (german with english subtitles)
Hunt for Red October and a corny "modern" movie:
U-571

and there are others.

Jaws (#1 only, no sequels)
Unbroken, which has the first third -to - half of the movie with the men stranded in the life raft.

I'm not sure any of these qualify as "nail biters", though. Frank, what's one besides Perfect Storm that comes to your mind?
Rob, I thought U-571 was a nail biter at times. I'd originally seen it in the movies in "surround sound" and the depth charge scenes felt like someone was pounding on your body. The ending was pretty hokey, but the movie was based...loosely... on 4 true events.
Das Boot was good...as was the book. It is a compilation of the author's true U boat experiences put into one story. I love sub stuff...old or new.
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Rob, I thought U-571 was a nail biter at times. I'd originally seen it in the movies in "surround sound" and the depth charge scenes felt like someone was pounding on your body. The ending was pretty hokey, but the movie was based...loosely... on 4 true events.
Frank Z,

I think my comment is a bit too harsh. I should note that I've watched U-571 about 50 times due to availability on cable (edit: and dvd... I might have watched it *more* than 50 times when thinking about it).
The "corny" parts were the prototypical war movie hooks they used throughout (chief "they don't make boats like this", and next scene pop, rivets and water go shooting out creating a mini crisis... things like that).
I think had I only watched it once or twice I'd still be in the "nail biter" camp

I have that on dvd, as well as run silent, run deep, das boot and tora tora tora in my WWII collection I love them all!
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Frank Z,

I think my comment is a bit too harsh. I should note that I've watched U-571 about 50 times due to availability on cable (edit: and dvd... I might have watched it *more* than 50 times when thinking about it).
The "corny" parts were the prototypical war movie hooks they used throughout (chief "they don't make boats like this", and next scene pop, rivets and water go shooting out creating a mini crisis... things like that).
I think had I only watched it once or twice I'd still be in the "nail biter" camp

I have that on dvd, as well as run silent, run deep, das boot and tora tora tora in my WWII collection I love them all!
I still have to see "Run Silent Run Deep"..thanx for the reminder.
I don't think our current president watched "Tora Tora Tora!" before he recently apologized to Japan for our A bomb use during WWII.
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Commander Edward L. Beech authored the book "Run Silent, Run Deep" which I read in High School for a book report. They made a movie of it later. I was planning to go in the sub-service which is why I joined the Naval Reserve. But I found out after joining that I was claustrophobic and had to go into a "Surface" Division.
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Jaws 1 & 2.
Midway.
Tora, Tora, Tora

and the nail bitter, Operation Petticoat.
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Like Joe's "nail biter" :

Father Goose


and more seriously:

Heaven Knows Mr. Allison


These are mostly on land, but the actors/actresses came from/went back to the sea...
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