Reality can be more frightening than fiction, as this tautly written, sharply directed and generally nerve-wracking TV docudrama demonstrates. The USS Iowa, a battleship with a venerable history is by 1989 showing signs of age. But Lieutenant Dan Meyer (Robert Sean Leonard) still chooses gun turret duty aboard the Iowa, nicknamed "The Point of the Sword," rather than following in the footsteps of his father, an illustrious submarine commander. Meyers' dream assignment doesn't turn out as he had envisioned. In addition to having to serve under Captain Fred Moosally (James Caan), an officer with no hands-on experience, Meyer finds himself coping with outmoded technolog...