The Hunley (1999) (TV)

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    Plot Summary
    CSS Hunley tells the incredible true story of the crew of the manually propelled submarine CSS Hunley,
    during the siege of Charleston of 1864. It is a story of heroism in the face of adversity,
    the Hunley being the first submersible to sink an enemy boat in time of war.
    It also relates the human side of the story relating the uncommon and extaordinary temperament
    of the 9 men who led the Hunley into history and died valiantly accomplishing this feat.
    Written by Anonymous

    Full Cast
    Armand Assante ... Lt. George Dixon
    Donald Sutherland ... Gen. Pierre G.T. Beauregard
    Alex Jennings ... Lt. Alexander
    Chris Bauer ... Simkins (as Christopher Bauer)
    Gerry Becker ... Capt. Pickering
    Michael Dolan ... Becker
    Sebastian Roché ... Collins
    Michael Stuhlbarg ... Wicks
    Jeff Mandon ... Miller
    Frank Vogt ... Ronald White
    Jack Baun ... Ridgeway
    Kevin Robertson ... Carlson
    Caprice Benedetti ... Dixon's Wife
    Jon Huffman ... Indian Chief Captain
    Dane Ritter ... Beauregard's Aide
    James Mayberry ... Bartender (as James H. Mayberry)
    Nancy Robinette ... Distraught Woman
    Matthew Brady ... John Crosby
    Rhoda Griffis ... Young LadyJonathan Tindle ... Ensign Haseltine
    Bob King ... Husband
    Mitchell Hebert ... Lewis Cornthwait
    Dan DePaola ... Quartermaster
    Kevin Murray ... Minister
    David Dwyer ... Wabash Officer
    Paul Morella ... Wabash Marine
    Marty Lodge ... Confederate Sailor
    Laurie Beasley ... Young Prostitute
    William L. Thomas ... Church Soldier
    David Abrams ... Navy Seaman
    Luke Benko ... Union soldier, USS Housatonic
    Edgar Struble ... Orchestra Conductor
    Cal Johnson ... Capt. Hunley (uncredited)
    Mike Lutz ... (uncredited)
    Jim Lynch ... Theatre Patron (uncredited)
    Mark Miller ... Union Marine (uncredited)
    Richard A. Payne ... Extra (uncredited)
    Frank Shorter ... Union Marine (uncredited)
    Jon Taie ... Soldier (uncredited)
    Bruce Williamson ... First Engineer / Firefighter (uncredited)

    Andrew Adelson .... executive producer
    Tracey Alexander .... executive producer
    Mitch Engel .... producer
    George Manasse .... co-producer

    Writing Credits
    John Fasano story
    John Gray story/ teleplay

    Original Music
    Randy Edelman

    John Thomas

    The Hunley was located by Clive Cussler and the National Underwater & Marine Agency,
    and salvaged by Oceaneering International.

    The story about the gold coin carried by Lt. Dixon is true. At the Battle of Shiloh,
    the gold coin saved his life by blocking a bullet; the dented coin, engraved with the date of the battle,
    was found in his remains, which had a leg wound.

    Though many details of Lt. Dixon's life and military service are taken from fact,
    most of the other crew have uncertain identities.

    The U.S.S. Housatonic was the first ship ever sunk by a submarine.
    The second was the H.M.S. Pathfinder, sunk by the German U-boat, U-21, in the fall of 1914.

    Since the film was made prior to the recovery of the actual HL Hunley,
    some details of the ship shown in the film are not accurate.
    Also, the mock-up which was used for interior scenes was 10% roomier than the actual Hunley.
    A section of the mock-up can be seen, and entered, at the HL Hunley Restoration site in Charleston, SC.

    Memorable Quotes

    Filming Location
    Charleston, South Carolina, USA

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    Best Wishes
    London- England

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  • The Hunley is a 1999 television movie directed by John Gray
    and starring Armand Assante, Donald Sutherland, Alex Jennings, Michael Dolan
    and Christopher Bauer.
    The film is based on the true story of the H. L. Hunley submarine
    and the Action of 17 February 1864.

    User Review

    Best Wishes
    London- England

  • I thought it was a well made movie and also, through Warner Brothers Archives-you can get the DvD. Im planning doing so on one of their next 5 for $50 sales.

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