They Were Expendable

In the wake of Pearl Harbors surprise attack, World War II hero, Lt. John Brickleys experimental squadron of agile fast-attack Patrol Torpedo boats is sent to warm and humid Manila to avert a potentially imminent Japanese invasion. As he and his second-in-command, Lieutenant “Rusty” Ryan, desperately try to prove the newly-founded naval units worth, the enemy launches a devastating all-out attack–and despite the PT boat flotillas undeniable success–the considerably outnumbered and outgunned American soldiers are fighting a losing battle. Little by little, the Philippine campaign is doomed to cave in, as comrades-in-arms perish in the sea. Is there glory in defeat?

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Genre: Drama, War
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Duration: 135 min Min
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Language:En