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'AGAINST ALL ODDS AND NATURE'S FURY'
14 June 2016
The film depicts the true story of the dramatic sea rescue which took place in the waters off 'Cape Cod' on the 18th and 19th of February 1952
by 4 lifeboat-men from the 'Chatham Lifeboat Station' after the tanker the 'S.S.Pendleton' broke in two during a violent storm.
An earlier reviewer rightly points out that the on-shore story-line is a little thin, however the visual content at sea is frankly 'stunning'
We follow a four-man lifeboat crew captained by 'Bernie Webber' (Chris Pine) who accompanied by 'Richard Livesey' (Ben Foster) - 'Andrew
Fitzgerald' (Kyle Gallner) and 'Ervin Maske' (John Magaro) are directed by their Station-Master 'Daniel Cluff' (Eric Bana) to attempt what
colleagues at the Station describe as a 'suicide-mission' - to attempt the improbable rescue of those on the stricken vessel.
The crew face giant waves and a violent under-currant at the 'bar' that during a heavy storm is considered totally impossible to navigate, yet
they battle the elements. (The Lifeboat designed to carry a maximum of 12 in addition to it's crew-members)
Back at the station 'Bernie's' girlfriend 'Miriam' (Holliday Grainger) pleads with the Station-Master to recall the lifeboat fearing her man would
On the stricken vessel with over 30 survivors on-board they struggle to keep it afloat hoping for an unlikely rescue, owing there chance of doing
so to Chief Engineer 'Ray Sybert' (Casey Affleck)
This is a brilliantly portrayed drama well worthy of viewing.
Against All Odds
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