The Lightship

1986, Movie, PG-13, 89 mins

Set in 1955, the film takes place almost exclusively aboard a US Coast Guard lightship, an anchored vessel that functions in much the same way as a lighthouse, keeping other ships from crashing into the rocky Virginia shore. The lightship is captained by Brandauer, a German-born American citizen who is haunted by his naval past. During WWII, while commanding a destroyer, Miller chose to go after an enemy U-boat rather than pick up victims from the sea. He was court-martialed, but although acquitted is tormented by his conscience. Living on the lightship with his delinquent teenage son Lyndon and a small crew, Miller spots a stranded speedboat. He brings the boaters...
Released: 1986 Rated: PG-13 Length: 89 mins

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