PT 109
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This World War II adventure chronicles the real-life courage of President John F. Kennedy when he was a Navy lieutenant and Commanding Officer of the illustrious PT 109, a Patrol Torpedo boat stationed in the Solomon Islands. While on patrol one night, a Japanese destroyer rams and slices the 109 in two, killing two crewmen. Having survived the collision, Kennedy searches for survivors, despite suffering from a back injury. Kennedy leads the survivors in swimming to a deserted island, while himself towing a badly-burned crewman. After a few days, the survivors encounter two natives and gives… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 67%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Mild drama is best in long opening showing restoration of PT boat."
‑ Michael E. Grost, Classic Film and Television
"Rapidly produced hero drama (JFK's WWII exploits) has its moments."
‑ Steve Crum, Kansas City Kansan
"Much of the film hits the familiar notes of the classic platoon film with a stiff reverence... It also delivers a personable portrait of an inspiring leader."
‑ Sean Axmaker, Turner Classic Movies Online
"JFK as most remember him. Fine performance by Robertson."
‑ Michael A. Smith, Nolan's Pop Culture Review
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