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    #16
    The last movie I saw him in was terrible, the one with him as the Capt. of a cargo ship.
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      #17
      I saw that Greyhound will be available on Apple TV next month.

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        #18
        Tom Hanks isn't doing so well. He manage to escape The Somali's, contracted Coronavirus and now he's trying to fend off The Germans.And a little Fun fact: after his boat sinks, Tom Hanks takes a life raft and floats to a nearby island and befriends a volleyball
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          #19
          Originally posted by AntiqueWW2 View Post
          Tom Hanks isn't doing so well. He manage to escape The Somali's, contracted Coronavirus and now he's trying to fend off The Germans.And a little Fun fact: after his boat sinks, Tom Hanks takes a life raft and floats to a nearby island and befriends a volleyball

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            #20
            I just saw "Cruel Sea", a British movie from 1952. One of the best WW2 sea war themed movies after a fantastic novel.
            I hope that "Greyhound" would be a comparable movie of the US Navy part.

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              #21
              Originally posted by hoover View Post
              I just saw "Cruel Sea", a British movie from 1952. One of the best WW2 sea war themed movies after a fantastic novel.
              I hope that "Greyhound" would be a comparable movie of the US Navy part.
              Yes, indeed, both the novel and movie were quite good.
              I don't hold out much hope for " Greyhound" though, at lease based upon the ludicrous scenes in the previews.
              Also, Tom Hanks at 64 is far too old to be playing a lieut. commander in this film.

              Bob Shoaf

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                #22
                A surfaced U-Boat passing a surface vessel as close as that, I'm surprised that there wasn't hand-to-hand combat with cutlasses! No doubt the Kriegsmarine will be portrayed as either total imbeciles/fanatical Nazis - I've seen more than enough to wait for it to come on telly.

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                  #23
                  WARNING - SPOILERS...!!!

                  Well, I managed to sit through this last night and went into it with low expectations which was just as well.

                  The attempt at haunting music each time the U-boats appear sounds more like a whale trying to give birth... This set the scene
                  for this flick... Not to mention the U-boats surfacing at will close to Allied shipping and more often than not the escorts, with
                  might I add, nobody to be seen on the conning tower on lookout...

                  The only time you do see any U-boat crew is when they are dueling it out with the Greyhound (US destroyer) and an English escort.
                  With the U-boat outgunned by what seems like 50 to 1, they still seem to deal out more damage to both ships before the GH can
                  land a decisive blow.

                  The cherry on top of it all is the commander of the Wolf emblazoned U-boat who seems to be able to tap into whatever frequency
                  the Greyhound speaker system is on... On several occasions boasting / taunting of how he is going to deal death and carnage to
                  the convoy and in particular the Greyhound and each time signing off with an even more pathetic wolf howl....Cringe!!!

                  In all seriousness, I can't recall a film where I rolled my eyes more....

                  If your after realism and a good story line, this movie ain't it...

                  If your after mindless actions sequences and a film loaded with CGI and don't care about realism, then this is for you.

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                    #24
                    Originally posted by Max Wünsche View Post
                    WARNING - SPOILERS...!!!

                    Well, I managed to sit through this last night and went into it with low expectations which was just as well.

                    The attempt at haunting music each time the U-boats appear sounds more like a whale trying to give birth... This set the scene
                    for this flick... Not to mention the U-boats surfacing at will close to Allied shipping and more often than not the escorts, with
                    might I add, nobody to be seen on the conning tower on lookout...

                    The only time you do see any U-boat crew is when they are dueling it out with the Greyhound (US destroyer) and an English escort.
                    With the U-boat outgunned by what seems like 50 to 1, they still seem to deal out more damage to both ships before the GH can
                    land a decisive blow.

                    The cherry on top of it all is the commander of the Wolf emblazoned U-boat who seems to be able to tap into whatever frequency
                    the Greyhound speaker system is on... On several occasions boasting / taunting of how he is going to deal death and carnage to
                    the convoy and in particular the Greyhound and each time signing off with an even more pathetic wolf howl....Cringe!!!

                    In all seriousness, I can't recall a film where I rolled my eyes more....

                    If your after realism and a good story line, this movie ain't it...

                    If your after mindless actions sequences and a film loaded with CGI and don't care about realism, then this is for you.

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                    Disappointing to read that it is merely another installment of hard to believe fantasy from the Hollyweird crowd.

                    When you go home
                    Tell them for us and say
                    For your tomorrow
                    We gave our today

                    --Inscription in the 5th Marine Division cemetery,
                    Iwo Jima 1945

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                      #25
                      I also watched it last night and CRINGE is definitely the best word to describe it!

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