History Film / TheGuardian

1st Mar '17 2:35:43 PM Laqueesha
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* CIAEvilFBIGood: A military version, with the Coast Guard being good, and the Navy being baddies.



* CIAEvilFBIGood: A military version, with the Coast Guard being good, and the Navy being baddies.
1st Mar '17 2:35:19 PM Laqueesha
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* CastTheExpert: Every A-School instructor except Costner and Creator/NielMacDonough are real Rescue Swimmers. The TrainingMontage even includes several of them telling stories of their real-life experiences.


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* CIAEvilFBIGood: A military version, with the Coast Guard being good, and the Navy being baddies.
23rd Dec '16 5:44:42 PM YT45
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Senior Chief Petty Officer Ben Randall is a legend among Coast Guard rescue swimmers. He has more than two hundred saves, holds all the records, and has been allowed to stay on past the usual retirement age. But then, a rescue mission goes terribly wrong. Out of his crew, only he survives.

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Senior Chief Petty Officer Ben Randall of Coast Guard Station Kodiak, Alaska is a legend among Coast Guard rescue swimmers. He has more than two hundred saves, holds all the records, and has been allowed to stay on past the usual retirement age. But then, a rescue mission in the Bering Sea goes terribly wrong. His helicopter crashes while trying to pull him and a shipwreck survivor out of the water. Out of his crew, only he Randall survives.



--> '''Magie:''' "You break ''that'' record, you give me a call."

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--> '''Magie:''' "You '''Maggie:''' "Dislocated his shoulder, tore every ligament in his arm, but he saved that guy's life. You break ''that'' record, you give me a call."


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* CastTheExpert: Every A-School instructor except Costner and Creator/NielMacDonough are real Rescue Swimmers. The TrainingMontage even includes several of them telling stories of their real-life experiences.


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** Somewhat TruthInTelevision, as there ''is'' some rivalry between "squids" and the "puddle pirates" of the "shallow-water navy." No more so than any other branches of the military, though.
23rd Dec '16 5:24:32 PM YT45
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Senior Chief Ben Randall is a legend among Coast Guard rescue swimmers. He has more than two hundred saves, holds all the records, and has been allowed to stay on past the usual retirement age. But then, a rescue mission goes terribly wrong. Out of his crew, only he survives.

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Senior Chief Petty Officer Ben Randall is a legend among Coast Guard rescue swimmers. He has more than two hundred saves, holds all the records, and has been allowed to stay on past the usual retirement age. But then, a rescue mission goes terribly wrong. Out of his crew, only he survives.
2nd Aug '16 7:53:34 AM Dancedom
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[[NamesTheSame Not to be confused]] with the [[UsefulNotes/BritishNewspapers British newspaper.]] Or the series Simon Baker was in before he was ''Series/TheMentalist''.

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[[NamesTheSame Not to be confused]] with the [[UsefulNotes/BritishNewspapers British newspaper.]] Or the series Simon Baker was in before he was ''Series/TheMentalist''.
''Series/TheMentalist''. Or the 1990 [[Film/TheGuardian1990 horror film of the same name]].
3rd Mar '16 2:30:53 PM Tank50us
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* HeroicSacrifice: Seeing that the cabling pulling them up is about to snap, [[spoiler: Randall decides to sacrifice himself to save Jake. ]] Jake is so distraught over this, that he wanted to jump back in to get him, only stopping when the Crew Chief points out that if he did, there was no coming back.
--> '''Crew Chief:''' [[spoiler: If I do, you don't come back! I can't! I can't lose two!"]]
** The alternate ending [[spoiler: makes it apparent that this was a SenselessSacrifice as the cable would've held until the two were at the door of the helicopter.]]



* ShellShockedVeteran: Randall wasn't in a war, but he's still haunted by that disasterous mission.

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* ShellShockedVeteran: Randall wasn't in a war, but he's still haunted by that disasterous disastrous mission.
3rd Mar '16 10:56:16 AM Tank50us
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** The entire reason [[spoiler: Jake joined the Coast Guard as a rescue swimmer.]] His entire swim team was killed in a car crash where [[spoiler: he was the driver.]]
3rd Mar '16 8:20:08 AM Tank50us
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** This turns out to be the reason why [[spoiler: Randall assigns Jake to Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak.]] Someone with Jakes swimming ability is perfectly suited for the single most dangerous stretch of sea in North America, where dozens of ships are lost each month.
--> '''Randall:''' You have a gift Jake, you're the best swimmer to come through this program hands down by-far, you have a whole record board to prove it. You know what I see when I look at it? I see someone fast enough who's going to get there ''first''. I see someone strong enough who's gonna ''last.'' I see someone who can save a life that maybe no-one else could. You really wanna honor the initials on your arm? Then honor your '''''gift'''''. Save the ones you can Jake, the rest... you gotta let go.
3rd Mar '16 8:08:19 AM Tank50us
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* BadassBoast: Jake makes one after the A-School CO gives his speech. Who then retorts that the record holder was [[RightBehindMe standing at the back of the room.]]
** It wasn't just boasting. [[spoiler: When given a chance to break the records, Jake smashes every single record the school holds.]] Except one. The record for not letting a victim go, which Randall holds... by holding onto a man for 20 minutes, due to a jammed cable, with just finger tips.
--> '''Magie:''' "You break ''that'' record, you give me a call."
18th May '15 3:22:13 AM WildGoose
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* WellDoneSonGuy: Jake finally gets this from Randall.

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* WellDoneSonGuy: Jake finally gets this from Randall.Randall.
* VeteranInstructor: Randall is this to both the class and the training cadre.
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