A Glimpse of Hell (2001)


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Based on the book by Charles C. Thompson II (who co-wrote the teleplay with David Freed), the made-for-cable A Glimpse of Hell attempts to shed light upon one of the darkest chapters in American naval history. It the story begins off the coast of Puerto Rico on April 19, 1999, when an explosion on the deck of the U.S.S. Iowa kills 47 of the vessel's sailors. Discounting virtually all other evidence, the U.S. Navy came to the official conclusion that the disaster was the result of a suicidal act … More

Rating: PG-13 (disturbing images of explosion aftermath, thematic elements, and some language)
Genre: Drama
Directed By: , ,
Written By: David Freed
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On DVD: Feb 26, 2002
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment



as Fred Moosally

as Dale Mortensen

as Clay Hartwig

as Kendall Truitt

as Clay Hartwig

as Langlett

as Reggie Ziegler

as Donald Meyer

as Admiral Chapin

as Kathy Kubicina

as Evelyn Hartwig

as Earl Hartwig

as Frank Kubicina

as Kristy

as George Stewart

as Admiral Johnson

as Senator Sam Nunn

as Senator Alan Dixon

as Senator John Warner

as Michael Williams

as Base Commander

as Debra Mack

as Admiral Chapin's Aid...

as Boatswain's Mate

as Carole Truitt

as Gunner's Mate

as Radar Operator

as Helmsman

as Fantaine
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All Critics (6)

...proves that just because a movie's based on a true story, doesn't mean that it'll necessarily make for a compelling film.

Full Review… | August 1, 2003
Reel Film Reviews

A made-for-TV docudrama that breeds Edward Dmytryk's The Caine Mutiny with Rob Reiner's A Few Good Men, A Glimpse of Hell impresses only with its dedication to mediocrity.

Full Review… | March 3, 2002
Film Freak Central

October 20, 2005
Fantastica Daily

October 7, 2005

November 7, 2002

Full Review… | April 20, 2002
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