President John F. Kennedy kept a unique inauguration gift on his desk: a plastic encased coconut. The tale of that coconut is the heroic story of PT 109, a stirring saga of Kennedy's wartime exploits as skipper of a PT boat in the Solomon Islands.
President John F. Kennedy kept a unique inauguration gift on his White House desk: a coconut encased in plastic. The tale of that coconut is the heroic story of PT 109.
Academy Award-winner Cliff Robertson stars in this stirring saga of Kennedy's wartime exploits as skipper of a PT boat in the Solomon Islands. The assignment: harass the enemy and buy time for a U.S. Navy still on the drawing boards. In August 1943, PT 109 was sliced in half by a Japanese destroyer. Kennedy led his surviving crew through a sea aflame from gasoline, towing a badly burned sailor miles to the nearest island. There seemed little hope of rescue from the Japanese-dominated area...until a strategy involving a coconut emerged. The triumphant outcome was unbelievable - and all true!
Stirring adventure based on the true story of John F. Kennedy's heroic tour of duty as a pt boat commander during the Second World War. Animated feature "Banty Raids" & newsreel high-lighting Kennedy's tragic assasination are included.
A suspenseful fact-based drama about the youthful John Fitzgerald Kennedy and his wartime experiences. After Japanese soldiers destroy their boat, young Lt. Kennedy and his men from PT 109 find themselves stranded on an isolated, uninhabitable South Pacific island. Between the island and rescue lies perilous waters filled with enemy gunboats. And the soldiers can only hope that help can make it through.
Theatrical Release |
True Story |
World War II
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