In February of 1952, one of the worst storms to ever hit the East Coast struck New England, damaging an oil tanker off the coast of Cape Cod and literally ripping it in half. On a small lifeboat faced with frigid temperatures and 70-foot high waves, four members of the Coast Guard set out to rescue the more than 30 stranded sailors trapped aboard the rapidly-sinking vessel.
|nudity||1/10 Some characters are seen kissing.|
|violence||4/10 The boat and men aboard and seen beaten about. Blood is seen on the foreheads of several of them. A man falls into the water and is crushed against a boat, but there is no blood or gore.|
|profanity||3/10 1 "goddamn", 1 "damn", 6 "hell", 3 "God", 2 "Jesus", 1 "bloody", 2 "screw you", and 1 "jackass".|
|alcohol||1/10 A few characters are seen drinking at a bar.|
|frightening||5/10 This film is based on a true story of a successful rescue that occurred in New England in 1952. A coast guard and his team are assigned to rescue people on an oil tanker that had been wrecked by violent waves during a harsh storm. Although it is depicted as a suicide mission, the team soldiers on to make their way through the roaring waves to rescue the trapped crew. The film contains scenes depicting water rushing into the wrecked ship, resulting in people and objects being thrown about in a chaotic manner. During the rescue, some men are seen slammed against the side of the ship, with one person dying in the process. However, there is no depiction of injury. In view of the intensity depicted in these scenes, parental guidance is recommended for viewing by younger children who may find the content unsettling and distressing. Official MPAA Rating: Rated PG-13 for some intense sequences of peril Index [Green]: General - Suitable for all ages, parental guidance may be advised for some content/thematic elements.|