The Lightship (1986) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Lightship (1986)





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Set in the mid-1950s, this suspense story, set aboard an anchored U.S. Coast Guard ship, stars Klaus-Maria Brandauer as a German-born captain haunted by a World War II-era court martial. He and his men rescue a disabled boat, only to learn that its occupants are killers.more
Rating: PG-13 (adult situations/language, violence)
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By: Siegfried Lenz, William Mai, David Taylor
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 14, 2005
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment


Robert Duvall
as Calvin Caspary
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Critic Reviews for The Lightship

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

It's noted for the inventive performance of Robert Duvall.

Full Review… | April 4, 2010
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Much of the narrative is airy at best -- deadly dull at worst.

Full Review… | June 20, 2005

July 5, 2005

April 26, 2005
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)

Audience Reviews for The Lightship

When I found this movie on VHS I was SO happy!!! I LOVE when I find movies I've never heard of before so I couldn't wait to get home & watch it.After watching it I see why I've never heard of it before.Robert Duvall & his 2 goons reminded me of the characters in The Ladykillers Even though Robert Duvalls Caspary was a psychotic nutjob, there are times where you can't help but almost laugh at him.His character is just way over the top.The movie is OK watching it once but after watching it once, I don't think it's something you'll ever watch again.The good thing about The Lightship is I never knew what a lightship was till I watched The Lightship

Brody Manson

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