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» Topic: 2021 Movie, The Rebels of PT-218
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Has anybody seen this? It has a mediocre rating on IMDB, 4.8 for what that's worth. The trailer doesn't show any PT boats: [url]https://www.imdb.com/title/tt13497908/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_30[/url]

The 218 certainly saw some action. From Navsource [url]http://www.navsource.org/archives/12/05218.htm[/url]:

[green]Damaged 29 July 1943 by an Italian MAS boat
On 24 May 1944, PT-202, PT-213 and PT-218 sank the German corvettes UJ-2223, ex-Italian Maragone (C 52) and damaged UJ-2222, ex-Italian Tuffeto (C 51) off Vada Rocks, Corsica[/green]




Posted By: Jeff D | Posted on: Oct 11, 2021 - 11:26am
Total Posts: 2092 | Joined: Dec 21, 2006 - 1:30am



Hey Jeff
I read the reviews on the IMDB site and most said to not waste your time watching. One says this" This is all about a merchant marine supply ship (a Liberty Ship) and her crew fighting like a PT crew. There is no PT in this movie except at the beginning when one gets destroyed. Extremely low budget."" So I would not bother to watch this stinker.

Jerry Gilmartin
PT658 Crewman
Portland OR

Posted By: Jerry Gilmartin | Posted on: Oct 11, 2021 - 5:39pm
Total Posts: 1327 | Joined: Oct 8, 2006 - 11:16pm



Reminds me of U-571! I was so excited when I heard on my truck radio, "the true story of U-5......," then I lost the signal. So naturally, I was thinking of U-505, finally, a movie about the capture, Wrong! Not that this is new, and don't blame Hollywood, the fake history goes back to Fort Lee, New Jersey, the 1890s motion picture capitol! The more things change, the more they stay the same!



Posted By: Stearman | Posted on: Oct 11, 2021 - 8:46pm
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A real Stinker that should not have the word PT BOAT in it, as it doesn't even deal with a PT BOAT. Lousy cast, another film in which someone knew nothing about the PT Boats



Posted By: Frank J Andruss Sr | Posted on: Oct 12, 2021 - 6:12am
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Ugh, thanks Jerry. The bit of dialog that I heard in the trailer was pretty bad but I still had hopes. I shall follow your advice and avoid.

I checked Google Images hoping to find a screenshot of the movie PT Boat but no luck. I did find a shot of a depth charge seen in the movie, looks like they raided someones BBQ grill for it:D

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Posted By: Jeff D | Posted on: Oct 12, 2021 - 7:25am
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Sounds as bad as the proposed "Mayday 109" movie Hollyweird was supposedly going to make a few years ago.



Posted By: Drew Cook | Posted on: Oct 12, 2021 - 11:31am
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Agree with all…..pure crap!



Posted By: TED WALTHER | Posted on: Nov 23, 2021 - 8:33am
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If you guys want to watch a movie about a PT Boat, I know a guy who filmed one and it is pretty good highly detailed and sticks to the historic facts. Plus the guy is a pretty good narrator too! LOL Here is the link to the movie on You tube

Tour of PT Boat:
[url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTYKP8QyuqM&t=808s[/url]

War Thunder game play of PT Boat
[url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Nsi1gDBUXk[/url]

Jerry Gilmartin
PT658 Crewman
Portland OR

Posted By: Jerry Gilmartin | Posted on: Nov 23, 2021 - 2:47pm
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