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The Lightship

The Lightship

Robert Duvall
Director: Jerzy Skolimowski Cast: Robert Duvall
Robert Duvall
, Klaus Maria Brandauer
Klaus Maria Brandauer
, Tom Bower
Tom Bower
Jerzy Skolimowski

DVD (Wide Screen)

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Before entering this story of a battle between the ostensible forces of good over evil, viewers should know that a lightship is a floating lighthouse, anchored in dangerous waters to warn other ships away. The German-American Captain Miller (Klaus Maria Brandauer) is in charge of one such lightship and is haunted by the memory of leaving some Americans to die at sea in World War II while he chose to go after a German U-boat. Miller was free of all wrong-doing technically, but he cannot forget the results of his decision. One night, with his son illegally on board, Miller takes on the sailors of another boat before a severe storm hits -- a mistake. The rescued men are modern-day pirates, gang members out to meet another ship and pick up some illicit cargo. From the moment they are taken on board, the thugs and their leader Caspary (Robert Duvall) are at war with the crew and Captain Miller for control of the lightship. This story was adapted from a novella by Siegfried Lenz, and both Brandauer and Duvall give stellar performances in their dueling roles.

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Product Details

Release Date: 06/14/2005
UPC: 0097368889347
Original Release: 1985
Rating: PG-13
Source: Paramount
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:28:00
Sales rank: 57,071

Special Features

Closed Caption; Widescreen version enhanced for 16:9 TVs; Dolby Digital English 5.1 surround; English 2.0 surround; English subtitles

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Robert Duvall Caspary
Klaus Maria Brandauer Capt. Miller
Tom Bower Coop
Robert Costanzo Stump
Badja Djola Nate
William Forsythe Gene
Arliss Howard Eddie
Michael Lyndon Alex
Timothy Phillips Thorne

Technical Credits
Jerzy Skolimowski Director
Bill Benenson Producer
Moritz Borman Producer
Holger Gross Art Director
Scott Hancock Editor
William Mai Screenwriter
Stanley Myers Score Composer
Charly Steinberger Cinematographer
Holger Steinberger Cinematographer
David Taylor Screenwriter
Barrie Vince Editor
Hans Zimmer Score Composer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. My Old Man [4:52]
2. Life on the Ship [6:02]
3. New Passengers [8:08]
4. Taking Over [5:09]
5. Matter of Transportation [4:49]
6. "Do You Like Yourself?" [5:44]
7. Plan of Action [8:06]
8. Captain's Story [6:01]
9. "If I Had a Gun" [3:59]
10. Staying on the Ship [4:27]
11. Dead Man [6:11]
12. Everyone's Guilty [5:55]
13. Looking for Eugene [9:05]
14. Final Confrontation [7:00]
15. "My Father Told Me..." [2:46]

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