In February of 1952, one of the worst storms to ever hit the East Coast struck New England, damaging an oil tanker off the coast of Cape Cod and literally ripping it in half. On a small lifeboat faced with frigid temperatures and 70-foot high waves, four members of the Coast Guard set out to rescue the more than 30 stranded sailors trapped aboard the rapidly-sinking vessel.
Continuity After Miriam arrives at the Station and has been there arguing about Webber, when she leaves, her windshield is still clear even though it's been snowing.
Errors in Geography In the location credits, the town of Cohasset is misspelled as "Cohassett."
Factual Mistake The closing credits in the movie showed that Holliday Grainger's character is "Miriam Webber." This is incorrect in that Miriam Penttinen was her name at the time of the rescue. She did not marry Bernie Webber until two months later.
Factual Mistake A Chief Petty Officer would be addressed as "Chief", not "Sir".
Both Casey Affleck and Josh Stewart appeared together in Interstellar (2014). Although Stewart did not appear onscreen, as he voiced the robot character CASE.
Both Chris Pine and Holliday Granger have previously co-starred in Disney films. Pine in Into the Woods (2014) and also the princess diaries: a royal engagement and Granger in Cinderella (2015).
Casey Affleck and Ben Foster previously worked together in Ain't Them Bodies Saints (2013).
Kyle Gallner and Michael Raymond-James have both previously worked on hit TV show The Walking Dead by AMC but never appeared on screen together as they were both in different seasons. Kyle (Zach) in season 4 and Michael (Dave) in season 2.
Both 'Keiynan Lonsdale' and 'Kyle Gallner' portrayed The Flash. 'Keiynan Lonsdale' in the _The Flash (TV Series)_ while Kyle Gallner in _Smallville (TV Series)_
In 2011 the United States Coast Guard named its first 153-foot Fast Response Cutter after Bernard Webber. FRC's are the first class of cutter to be named after enlisted heroes.
When the real Andy Fitzgerald saw the finished film at the premiere, he said "I had no idea it was that dangerous!"
Ben Foster and Eric Bana played Navy SEALs in Lone Survivor (2013) and Kyle Gallner played a marine in American Sniper (2014).Chris Pine and Eric Bana previously worked together in Star Trek (2009). The real Bernie Webber died about three months before that film premiered.
Chris Pine and Eric Bana previously worked together in Star Trek (2009). The real Bernie Webber died about three months before that film premiered.
The vintage police car used in the film was borrowed from the Orleans Police Department, a Cape Cod town not far from Chatham.
The original Coast Guard lifeboat launch used to rescue the Pendleton survivors, CG36500, still exists and is maintained in perfect condition at Rock Harbor in Orleans, Massachusetts.
The release date for this film was originally Spring of 2016, but was switched with The Jungle Book in January 2015 to be in October 2015.
This movie is mainly being filmed in the New England town, Chatham.
Chris Pine and Eric Bana previously worked together in Star Trek (2009)
Casey Affleck and Ben Foster previously worked together in Ain't Them Bodies Saints (2013)
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