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.
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.