The Hunley (1999) (TV)

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    • The Hunley (1999) (TV)

      THE HUNLEY

      DIRECTED BY JOHN GRAY
      PRODUCED BY MITCH ENGEL
      ADELSON ENTERTAINMENT
      TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION (TNT)


      [IMG:http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c187/john-wayne/thehunley_zps84d1dc47.jpg]

      Information from IMDb

      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)

      Produced
      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

      Cinematography
      John Thomas

      Trivia
      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

      Watch this Trailer

      [extendedmedia]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOqD4905eEE[/extendedmedia]
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England

      The post was edited 1 time, last by ethanedwards ().

    • Re: (New Review) Civil War Movies- The Hunley (1999) (TV)

      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
      amazing!
      22 July 1999 | by John Smith (bogus000@hotmail.com) (New York)

      Really, one of the best movies EVER made for television.
      It's on my top ten favorites. Possibly my all time favorite.
      There were just so many drawing points. Performances are powerful. Sets are intriguing.
      The story is unique, and the direction sucks you into the movie.

      It's a tragedy and a triumph. I don't think you'll be disappointed.
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England
    • Re: (New Review) Civil War Movies- The Hunley (1999) (TV)

      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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