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"Greyhound" WWII Movie with Tom Hanks

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GAF
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"Greyhound" WWII Movie with Tom Hanks
Posted by GAF on Friday, March 6, 2020 6:41 AM

I haven't seen much concerning this movie, but thought some of the "ship" people might have been following it.

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/greyhound-trailer-tom-hanks-leads-fight-nazi-u-boats-1282738

Apparently based upon C.S. Forester's novel "The Good Shepherd", it's the story of a destroyer captain on convoy duty in the north Atlantic.  Tom Hanks stars as the Captain.

Trailer:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pNgAZVrf40

The Ship Guys will have to comment on the accuracy of the ships.  Big Smile

Gary

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Posted by EdGrune on Friday, March 6, 2020 8:15 AM

I've been waiting for this.  I HAS to be better than Pearl Harbor.  Hanks has been involved since the beginning.   It is indeed based on CS Forester's "Good Shepherd".  Hanks is a first-time convoy commander engaging German wolfpack submarines

A lot of it was filmed onboard the USS KIDD in Baton Rouge.   So you won't see a lot of CGI ships, at least not for the main players.   

Some of the nitpickers on another site have griped about a square-bridge Fletcher in the Atlantic in 1942.  Come on - it that all you got! (At least they didn't CGI a different class/round-bridge Fletcher and have the exterior shots of a KIDD square-bridge. Continuity!)

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Posted by stikpusher on Friday, March 6, 2020 9:29 AM

Ill be wanting to see this one. The preview looks pretty good.

 

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Posted by DiscoStu on Friday, March 6, 2020 9:38 AM

Can't tell.....is it a prequel to Captain Philips?

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Posted by keavdog on Friday, March 6, 2020 10:37 AM

Great!  Looking forward to this one.

Thanks,

John

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Posted by the Baron on Friday, March 6, 2020 12:15 PM

A CS Forester novel, and Tom Hanks-that's a formula for a good movie!  I don't see many movies in the theaters anymore, but I will make a point of seeing this on the big screen.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, March 6, 2020 12:55 PM

Hmmm, not sure what to think yet. 

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Posted by the Baron on Friday, March 6, 2020 1:09 PM

EdGrune

I've been waiting for this.  I HAS to be better than Pearl Harbor...

"Plan 9 From Outer Space" was better than "Pearl Harbor".

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

 

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Posted by cwalker3 on Friday, March 6, 2020 1:50 PM

Thanks for the heads-up. The trailer looks good, and anything with Elizabeth Shue and well, you can count me in!

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Posted by scottrc on Monday, March 9, 2020 4:46 PM

Should be interesting. The book was not about action as much as it was about the hours upon hours of merciless repetitition of staying on station and protecting the convoy, with the constant fear of dozing off and missing a clue of an impending attack.  So it should be a good movie and could complement a night watching with Das Boat.  

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 1:15 PM

Hi;

      Well, based on the little previews it looks like they got a "Square Bridge" right. Maybe. We'll see. Now there's a movie I'll have to see! Remember a lot does look right, as I did Spend time on a Gearing in WesPac early in my Military career.

    They surely got the ship's movement through the water right! I was told by an old chief that the " Gearing" was an enlarged improved model over the Fletchers as All Gun Destroyers.

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 1:22 PM

There is that.

    I thought the same thing. Even so with the " Hanks" maybe I caan overlook the Artistic license of using The Kidd. Does anyone know of a round bridge Fletcher in existence Anywhere?

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Posted by the Baron on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 2:59 PM

scottrc

Should be interesting. The book was not about action as much as it was about the hours upon hours of merciless repetitition of staying on station and protecting the convoy, with the constant fear of dozing off and missing a clue of an impending attack...

 
The story sounds a little similar to "The Cruel Sea".  That was a good novel, too.

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

 

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Posted by Peaches on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 10:45 PM

scottrc

Should be interesting. The book was not about action as much as it was about the hours upon hours of merciless repetitition of staying on station and protecting the convoy, with the constant fear of dozing off and missing a clue of an impending attack.  So it should be a good movie and could complement a night watching with Das Boat.  

 

 

I would say watch both one after the other..

WIP:
Academy F-15 (1/72)

On Deck 

MH-60G 1:48 (Minicraft)

C-17 1/144

KC-135R 1/144

Academy F-18(1/72)

Ting Ting Ting, WTF is that....

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Posted by Bakster on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 11:58 PM

Yeah, waiting for it's release. Looks good.

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Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 12:25 AM

Tanker-builder said

" I thought the same thing. Even so with the " Hanks" maybe I caan overlook the Artistic license of using The Kidd. Does anyone know of a round bridge Fletcher in existence Anywhere?"

Yes. No there isn't.

Which is kind of silly as the ship in the book was a Mahan class DD.

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Posted by Jay Jay on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 6:44 AM
I sure hope this one is better than the touted "Dunkirk" talk about boring!

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by PGBolt on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 10:43 AM

DiscoStu

Can't tell.....is it a prequel to Captain Philips?

 
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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 5:31 PM

Jay Jay
I sure hope this one is better than the touted "Dunkirk" talk about boring!
 

I suspect that this will be a good companion piece for “Das Boot”. 

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Thursday, March 12, 2020 10:59 AM

Hey "G" :

   Yer Right! the ship in the book was a"Mahan" Class. Got one in my fleet too!

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