Full-Length Trailer for WWII Movie 'USS Indianapolis' with Nicolas Cage

August 31, 2016
Source: YouTube

USS Indianapolis Trailer

"This is a damn suicide mission…" "Full speed ahead." A new international trailer has debuted for the film USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage, about the tragic sinking of the USS Indianapolis during World War II. Nicolas Cage stars as Captain Charles B. McVay, who was court-mailed for "failing to zigzag" as the Captain of this ship, then exonerated more than half a century later. The full cast includes Tom Sizemore, Thomas Jane, Matt Lanter, Weronika Rosati, Brian Presley and others. This trailer is extensive and explains most of the story, including attempting to survive in shark-infested waters after sinking. You can still see the first trailer here for something shorter, otherwise dive in to this epic, full 3 minute trailer below.

Here's the new official trailer (+ poster) for Mario Van Peebles's USS Indianapolis, direct from YouTube:

USS Indianapolis

The harrowing true story of the crew of the USS Indianapolis, who were stranded in the Philippine Sea for five days after delivering the atomic weapons that would eventually end WWII. As they awaited rescue, they endured extreme thirst, hunger, and relentless shark attacks. USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage is directed by Mexican actor-filmmaker Mario Van Peebles, of films like Love Kills, Baadasssss!, and Red Sky previously. The screenplay is written by Richard Rionda Del Castro and Cam Cannon. Saban Films will release USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage in theaters in the US, but no exact date is set yet. Stay tuned if you're interested. Read more about the USS Indianapolis sinking on Wikipedia. What do you make of this?

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Poor Imperial Japan. All they wanted to do was take over half the planet and mean old flag waving America got in the way. Let me guess...staunch Bernie supporter?

Dr. Dobb on Aug 31, 2016


Yes...being aware of the atrocities of Imperial Japan equates to "ignorant, flag waving". You need help. Like seriously up your meds. Without them you're some bat shit insane libtard drowning in White Guilt. The pinnacle of decadence is your level of self loathing.

Dr. Dobb on Aug 31, 2016


I don't have a dog in this battle between Bo and Dr. Dobb, but I will say that the atomic bombings of Japan were justified, and saved about five million lives. There are some facts that need to be remembered, rather than just knee jerking and saying we shouldn't have dropped those bombs from the hindsight of 71 years later: 1. Japan started the WWII in the Pacific with the US in 1941, but had been killing the Chinese by the millions since 1937. 2. It was a much more brutal time all around the world and the US was weary of war, even though we'd suffered the least of the major combatants. Hell, China lost millions, Russia lost about 20 million, and all told the Germans had slaughtered almost 45 million people in Europe, including the Russians already mentioned. 3. US policy with Japan, as it had been with Germany, was that Japan was going to surrender unconditionally. 4. To force Japan to surrender, after already suffering horrifying losses on Iwo Jima and Okinawa, the US was going to invade Japan in late 1945/early 1946. We would conservatively have lost 1 million men killed and wounded in that invasion (I think it would have been more). We are still handing out Purple Hearts and using body bags that were manufactured for Operation Downfall. Here is something from Wikipedia about expected casualties: 5. The Japanese were going to fanatically defend their islands down to the last man, and because of Japan's geography, could predict our invasion plans very well and plan their slaughter of our guys accordingly. I've always thought Japan would have lost at least 4 million people, military and otherwise. 6. The late Paul Fussell was an infantry officer in Europe during WWII who KNEW, just as hundreds of thousands of Americans, they were doomed to die in the invasion of Japan. He wrote "Thank God for the Atomic Bomb" in 1981, which was published in The Atlantic Monthly, about the experience of suddenly realizing you weren't going to die, because Truman had the balls to drop the bombs: Before you knee jerk and say he was just a savage American, look him up. 7. WW2 was total war, and had been since well before we were even involved in it. We won it, convincingly, and saved millions of lives by the method we used, including millions of our Japanese enemy's. Lefty hysterics and people who don't know anything about human history and human nature say all the time: "Imagine a world without nuclear weapons!!!" I think those people are imbeciles, because we don't have to imagine it. It existed, and is illustrated best by the over 60 million people who died in WWII of conventional methods, right up until the moment on August 6, 1945, when we destroyed Hiroshima. We must have done something right, because the Japanese haven't been interested in anything but anime, scantily clad young women in school girl outfits, and tentacle pron since 1945.

Sharkman1963 on Aug 31, 2016


You know, I wasn't going to comment, but I guess I have to. I won't comment on your first paragraph except to say there isn't anything true in it. Well, maybe to also say that it ain't "us" doing the slaughtering when it comes to Muslim-World relations. Islam's followers have been killing everyone in their path since the Seventh Century and there isn't much evidence they will ever stop. Regarding your first paragraph: The "Native Americans" we all know as the peaceful put-upon people of Dances with Wolves were, in fact, just as horrifically violent, cruel, and savage as any human beings who ever lived. They were Homo Sapiens (like us, obviously) and when they came over the land bridge from Siberia 20,000 years ago, they exterminated, yes, EXTERMINATED the entire Cro-Magnon and Neanderthal human populations who lived in North America originally. Next, 90% of the deaths of the North American "Native Americans" was caused by disease, not by being "slaughtered by white men/Americans", and was actually a natural process that was inevitable. North America was surrounded by oceans, and of course because of that, the "Native Americans" had not experienced any of the many plagues and diseases that had wiped out half of Europe many times before any European colonists arrived here. The INSTANT a human foot from anywhere in the rest of the world hit North America, it was inevitable that disease would do here exactly what it had done in the rest of the world. The literature describing the first Europeans settling on the East Coast is full of descriptions of empty "Native American" villages that had been empty for decades. There isn't a single nation on Earth whose population doesn't have blood on its hands. Why is the blood on Americans' hands the only blood that must always be remembered? America has done a hell of a lot more for the rest of the world, and always has, than any other nation on Earth. That's not ignorant flag-waving. It's just fact.

Sharkman1963 on Aug 31, 2016


Whilst there are items of merit in your response, I do have to question the validity of your final paragraph. America has done a lot 'for' the Earth but a 'lot more than any other nation' is a bit of a stretch.

Payne by name on Sep 1, 2016


I confirm. America has raised the earth temperature by 1.5°C. But china will beat her soon.

tarek on Sep 1, 2016


"EXTERMINATED the entire Cro-Magnon and Neanderthal human populations who lived in North America originally." and you must have a video on that to confirm this...'theory"? "90% of the deaths of the North American "Native Americans" was caused by disease, not by being "slaughtered by white men/Americans", and was actually a natural process that was inevitable." Well, it was very "evitable" if Europeans stayed in Europe, and didn't bring their filthy diseases and greed with them.

tarek on Sep 1, 2016


Man, you people really made this discussion a heated debate. To some point. Come on Sharkman, don't be ridiculous, Cro-Magnon and Neanderthal are localities in today's France and Germany where remains of early human communities were found. And those communities hardly ever had the chance to reach today's Siberia let alone today's Alaska. As far as is known people that crossed that land bridge from Asia to America were much more probably around India and Siberia itself. As for the extermination argument that is hardly worth a comment. Since such operation requires a technological conditions pretty much unavailable at that time. Even Western conquerors couldn't do that in 16th and 17 century with native communities in what came to be called and known after those centuries America. And also, history is always very much assimilation of populations and not some cleansing of them. That's anyway, a vocabulary of 20th century since no extensive killing of this magnitude was undertaken before (which doesn't mean it wasn't tried). Besides, as for Chinese or Japanese, did they also, huh, exterminated Cro-magnons and Neanderthals? In short, your argument is pure racism. And that needs to be said. As for the Muslim-World the same problem can be seen since there were a lot of ugly historical wrongdoings coming from the West toward Muslim world. Crusades for one started something really atrocious in that relationship. Using and exploiting their natural resources for more than a century now and preventing any progressive forces over there is not really just the fault from one side of that problem, right? As for the US and its role in the world. Well, nothing is white and black, definitely. I like American culture, a lot. Is that bad or not is a different story. But that culture doesn't need to be decisive fact for everyone. In fact, it isn't even for me, but I let it to influence me. So, positive attitude to something American can be a free choice and there is also some respect for it, right? But that doesn't necessary coincide with politics. Especially, when country like US has global responsibility and is often using all the prerogatives from it in its favor, regardless what it does to the rest. I wouldn't paint global American influence with pitch black but its more vivid colors, earned mostly from the WWII, are slowly and surely fading (which, on the other side, others involved doesn't necessary paint as good guys). And nothing on horizon in American approach to the global situation does give a hint that such process could be reversing ...

shiboleth on Sep 2, 2016


Is this going to be like 4 hours long? The trailer shows, battle sequence, floating sequence, shark sequence, then a court martial? It seems bloated.

DAVIDPD on Aug 31, 2016


This is a story worthy of a much better director. Granted if you are ignorant of history and anti-american like some people here a story like this will be wasted on you. Those people think Japan was the victim in the war. Probably think WWII was about oil. Bernie supporters no doubt and probably HS drop outs.

Dr. Dobb on Aug 31, 2016


"...ignorant of history and anti-american..." This comment seems the most ignorant to me. Did you know there were other nations in the war, some were even on the American side. They have their own stories - how many of them do you know?

Carl Manson on Aug 31, 2016


Every side fought for what they thought was right. There were no winners. Japanese deserve to celebrate their war veterans as much as any other country does. Soldiers often are just following orders.

TK on Sep 1, 2016


Soldiers are just fodder for canon.

tarek on Sep 1, 2016


And that's the worst crime any solider can do ...

shiboleth on Sep 1, 2016


This just looks awful. Thankfully, they showed everything that happens, three or four times.

Mark on Aug 31, 2016


This is a story worthy of a much better director. Granted if you are ignorant of history and anti-american like some people here a story like this will be wasted on you. Those people think Japan was the victim in the war. Probably think WWII was about oil. Bernie supporters no doubt and probably HS drop outs. (had to repost since 2 people with poor reading comprehension responded)

Dr. Dobb on Sep 1, 2016


WWII wasn't definitely about oil. But Iraq war was.

tarek on Sep 1, 2016


don't tell that to Bo...he thinks the US was the evil aggressor in WWII

Dr. Dobb on Sep 1, 2016


Well, I don't want to be the butter between two slices of bread... So keep me away from any quarrel ;D American people have paid a heavy toll during the WWII. and without the involvement of the USA in the conflict, the world would speak now German fluently... ;D So we have to pay respect to those who were killed to save others lives. And this applies to all who served a noble cause. But that was before the dark time...Before Bush and Rumsfeld.

tarek on Sep 1, 2016


Human nature is really disturbing. We are like a bottle that entrapped an angel and a demon, Some of us succeed in killing the demon within, and become Saints, while others prefer to befriend their demonic side and become beasts. War is a horrible creation that serve only bloodthirsty warlords and unscrupulous tycoons. War is good for business. Nazism and its offshoots (fascism, Imperialism) weren't a futile threat, I think we all agree on that, The US intervention was something inevitable, on the humanitarian side or economically. ( they are interdependent). Soldiers who sacrificed themselves did it for a noble cause. you cannot stop an armed enemy with nice words. I wish it was possible. It's always hard during a war not to be the cause or to witness collateral damages. Sometimes,(most of the time ) it's unfair to judge a decision taken during a crisis a posteriori, You can't set aside the context and the specificity of the moment. sometimes, you have to do macabre maths during war times: "Should I kill the enemy even if it will lead to few casualties, or should I avoid to cause any casualty, even if I am sure that every day that passes, the enemy will kill innocent people anyway? While Nagasaki and Hiroshima were an unforgivable horror no sensible person would accept, I did the exercise to try to understand the motivation behind it. I am pretty sure that the decision-makers took a cold blooded decision, because they were convinced that while they will kill hundreds of thousands of civilians, they will shorten the war by 2 or 3 years, and thus, they will save millions of persons. It was war maths...Alas.

tarek on Sep 1, 2016


...what are we living for. Confused phrases, I guess we know the score. On and on, does anybody know what Dobb is looking for. Another zero, another mindless bairn. Behind the curtain, in the pantomime Hold the line, does anybody want to talk to him anymore The show must go on...

tarek on Sep 3, 2016


I twisted Queen's "Show must go on" for the circumstances ;D

tarek on Sep 4, 2016


Egads, this'd be like if Michael Bay directed a Pear Harbor movi- - oh wait...

cuckoozey on Sep 1, 2016


I think "starring Nicolas Cage" said it all. And Robert Shaw did a better job in the 2-3 minute version than this whole movie will do.

CyraNOSE on Sep 1, 2016


After the cringe worthy Drive angry, I can't stand him anymore.

tarek on Sep 1, 2016


I don't know. I think you've been too harsh on him. But then again, he might never come back as a good actor. I think that is his problem, he think he's just making money while what he should start doing is actually acting. He could do that, only if he remembers it. And I think he can do it ...

shiboleth on Sep 1, 2016


I wish him the best.

tarek on Sep 1, 2016


Well, that looked done by used people for used purpose about some event that was more tragic in its scope and less important for what WWII was. As for Nicholas Cage, I really feel sorry. I still kinda hope he will recuperate since he makes a good film from time to time (Joe or Frozen Ground) ...

shiboleth on Sep 1, 2016


For every negative comment on this trailer, this looks okay and it seems Nicolas Cage does a fine job. I personally don't like history movies, or it must be from the dark ages or Roman empire. But this looks fine... And remember :James Cameron is screwing up his time by making endless avatar movies...

ari smulders on Sep 2, 2016


as they say the conquerors are the one who write the history books.....then again maybe they were actually unbiased in what they wrote 50% of the time and 50% of the time they were basically everything you have learned by checking your "sources" is probably 50% right and 50% wrong so basically no one is right 100% on this subject and no one is wrong 100%....WW2 cause and atomic bomb justification debate settled

desispeed on Sep 2, 2016

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