History Film / InHarmsWay

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* DavidVsGoliath: The film's climax, with Rock Torrey leading an outmatched force of cruisers, destroyers, and PT boats against a much larger Japanese force.

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* DavidVsGoliath: The film's climax, with Rock Torrey leading an outmatched force of cruisers, destroyers, and PT boats against a much larger Japanese force. Most vividly demonstrated in Jeremiah Torrey's PT boat raid on the Japanese fleet early in the battle.
29th May '17 8:59:28 PM Mdumas43073
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A 1965 epic based on James Bassett's novel of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, directed and produced by Creator/OttoPreminger and featuring an AllStarCast including Creator/JohnWayne, Creator/KirkDouglas, and Creator/HenryFonda. It is notable for being both the last World War II film and last John Wayne film to be shot in black and white.

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A 1965 epic based on James Bassett's novel of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, directed and produced by Creator/OttoPreminger and featuring an AllStarCast including Creator/JohnWayne, Creator/KirkDouglas, and Creator/HenryFonda. It is notable for being both the last World War II film and (and last John Wayne film film) to be shot in black and white.
29th May '17 8:59:10 PM Mdumas43073
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A 1965 epic based on James Bassett's novel of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, directed and produced by Creator/OttoPreminger and featuring an AllStarCast including Creator/JohnWayne, Creator/KirkDouglas, and Creator/HenryFonda. It is notable for being both the last World War II film and John Wayne film to be made in black and white.

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A 1965 epic based on James Bassett's novel of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, directed and produced by Creator/OttoPreminger and featuring an AllStarCast including Creator/JohnWayne, Creator/KirkDouglas, and Creator/HenryFonda. It is notable for being both the last World War II film and last John Wayne film to be made shot in black and white.
23rd May '17 5:25:39 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* BadassFamily: Rock and his son Jeremiah are both naval officers, and end up fighting in the same naval battle.
4th May '17 5:08:51 PM YT45
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* LeeroyJenkins: Rock Torrey decides to pursue the Japanese forces that launched the attack on Pearl Harbor, only for his ship to be torpedoed by a Japanese submarine he blunders across. Justified by the orders he has received, and the certainty that the superiors who gave them are aware that Torrey's cruiser is very low on fuel. As Torrey explains later, "Under the circumstances, I could only assume that my ship was considered expendable."

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* LeeroyJenkins: Rock Torrey decides to pursue the Japanese forces that launched the attack on Pearl Harbor, only for his ship to be torpedoed by a Japanese submarine he blunders across. Justified by the orders he has received, and the certainty that the superiors who gave them are aware that Torrey's cruiser is very low on fuel.fuel, and that they will be drastically outgunned by a Japanese fleet large enough to launch the strike against Pearl Harbor, if they were to find them. As Torrey explains later, "Under the circumstances, I could only assume that my ship was considered expendable."
4th May '17 5:06:35 PM YT45
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* LeeroyJenkins: Rock Torrey decides to pursue the Japanese forces that launched the attack on Pearl Harbor, only for his ship to be torpedoed by a Japanese submarine he blunders across.

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* LeeroyJenkins: Rock Torrey decides to pursue the Japanese forces that launched the attack on Pearl Harbor, only for his ship to be torpedoed by a Japanese submarine he blunders across. Justified by the orders he has received, and the certainty that the superiors who gave them are aware that Torrey's cruiser is very low on fuel. As Torrey explains later, "Under the circumstances, I could only assume that my ship was considered expendable."


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* VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory: A highly-fictionalized account of the bloody Solomon Islands campaign and the even-bloodier sea battles that went with it. Levu-Vana and Gavubutu are [[{{Expy}} expies]] of Guadalcanal and Rabaul.
2nd Mar '16 12:36:11 AM Mdumas43073
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!!In Harms Way includes examples of the following tropes:

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!!In !!''In Harms Way Way'' includes examples of the following tropes:
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2nd Mar '16 12:33:23 AM Mdumas43073
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A 1965 epic based on James Bassett's novel of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, directed and produced by Creator/OttoPreminger, starring Creator/JohnWayne and Creator/KirkDouglas, and both the last World War II film and John Wayne film to be made in black and white.

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A 1965 epic based on James Bassett's novel of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, directed and produced by Creator/OttoPreminger, starring Creator/JohnWayne Creator/OttoPreminger and featuring an AllStarCast including Creator/JohnWayne, Creator/KirkDouglas, and Creator/HenryFonda. It is notable for being both the last World War II film and John Wayne film to be made in black and white.
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