Episode #235 – USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage

It’s Cagemas in July, with the utterly forgotten USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage. Meanwhile, Stu teaches us how the cool kids say “Indianapolis,” Elliott makes fun of an adorable old veteran, and Dan invents the WWDND bracelet. Meanwhile, Owen Wilson shows up way too much.

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The waxy faces that won the war.

Wikipedia synopsis for USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage

Movies recommended in this episode:

I Am Not Your Negro
Baby Driver

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July 8th, 2017



  1. Wildride says:

    This Jaws prequel has a decidedly different tone from the rest of the series.

  2. Sam says:

    I think the movie would have been better if they structured it like Flight and focused on the aftermath and then the exoneration. The actual story is pretty amazing, it was a 12 year kid who made it happen:

    “[Hunter Alan Scott] a 12-year old living in Pensacola, Florida, Hunter Scott created a National History Day project on the sinking of the USS Indianapolis, becoming interested in the subject after seeing it discussed in the film Jaws. Scott interviewed nearly 150 survivors of the Indianapolis sinking and reviewed 800 documents. The young man concluded that the ship’s Captain Charles Butler McVay III, who had been blamed for the tragedy, was innocent.”

    So you start from the kid watching that scene from the jaws and turn it into a detective story.

  3. C says:

    Stu was right, Elliott. You wouldn’t be implying that Robert Picardo’s character didn’t realize that the lady Gremlin was a Gremlin if you didn’t infer it from the film. He took issue with your interpretation, not your expression of that interpretation, as well he should have.

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