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If you live in LA, let me personally invite you to a free Watch Party at Fairhope Public Library as we stream the movie USS Indianapolis: Men of  Courage. I have not seen the film, so we will find out together if I made the final cut. We’re playing it on the big screen in the Giddens room, which is also one of four theater locations for next week’s Fairhope Film Festival. I encourage anyone who was involved with the film’s production, shot mostly along the Gulf Coast, to join us. Fingers crossed and over the ‘pause’ button!

If you are unable to join us, the movie is available to rent from Amazon Prime and iTunes for $9.99. If you choose to stream it privately, please, no spoiler alerts as to whether my scene in the raft with Nic Cage actually made it into the movie.

Read about my time on the set from  Day one, Day two, and Day three.

 

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When’s Your Movie Out?

People have been asking me when USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage is being released. While I’m flattered by this, it is not my movie. I’m one of two amputee extras in the film and I am in the trailer, twice. Check the 1 minute 47 second mark and the 3 minute 10 second frame. You’ll have to pause it because if you blink you’ll miss me. I’m in the raft with Nic for both scenes. I’m in the foreground (‘an important position,’ according to Merriam-Webster), and leading with my stump. The top of my head is covered in a rag, and I’m leaning over the side of the raft.

According to Wikipedia, the movie premiered in Russia September 22, 2016. It was also released last month in the Philippines.

US Release?

Internet Movie Database up until a few days ago said it would be in theaters Veteran’s Day, November 11.

As of today, IMBD says, “Coming Soon: In Theaters October 14.” What theaters?

The official Facebook page for the movie is silent on when and how it will be released.

The movie is absent from the list of movies coming soon to Carmike and AMC cineplexes.

Unfortunately, a bootlegged version available with English subtitles is already on the internet. As much as I want to watch the movie to see if I’m it, I don’t want to support piracy. So, I’m waiting, and I encourage my readers to do the same.

USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage is facing the same problems as Nic Cage’s last Gulf Coast movie. Tokarev, aka Rage, was pirated, and never officially released. A Russian DVD version is available or you can stream it on Amazon.

Is there an “official release” for my movie? Well, don’t ask me, I’m stumped. I will be looking for updates and checking Netflix and Amazon to see if it becomes available to stream and I will post again when I learn more. If you have some thoughts, news, or updates about the movie, please share them in the comments.

In the meantime, check out my posts One Two and Three about my movie extra experience.