All, There were some questions about some movies with USCG in them. Now, first, there are not many movies that focus on the Coast Guard, however, there are movies that feature the Coast Guard, and that can sometimes be a little surprising, and generally gets a thumbs up from me (with two major exceptions). I will rate each movie in CG value with a thumbs up and points, 1-10. 10 is a movie high in USCG value, or has USCG scenes that are important A 1 will just mention the Coast Guard. When I give it a 1, that does NOT mean it is a bad movie, just means there is less Coast Guard, or the Coast Guard schenes are not as important. There are also two movies with BAD, and they have negative ratings...I did not like the Coast Guard in those movies. The Guardian: This is THE Coast Guard movie, but I'm not an airdale. It would have been nice to see more cutters, however, it does feature the recently decommissioned CGC STORIS and my best friend's cutter CGC ALEX HALEY. Good one-liners and a nice Coast Guard v. Navy fight which I am told was not that uncommon in the "Old Guard." Rating: 10 The Perfect Storm: This is not "about" the Coast Guard, however it features one of the main missions of the US Coast Guard, search and rescue (and maybe kind...fisheries enforcement, although you didn't see it). The cutter featured in the movie was a Reliance class cutter, 210' long. In the real Perfect Storm, the cutter was a little smaller and called CGC TAMAROA. The helicopter that crashed in the movie was an Air National Guard helo, not a Coast Guard helo. For anyone who has been out at sea in the North Atlantic, especially in the winter, those conditions are not completely unfamiliar (no I'm not saying I've been in anything THAT big). Rating: 9, Bad Boys II: Not about the Coast Guard, but features plenty. The beginning starts with a Reliance class cutter and an HH-65 Dolphin. It illustrates another Coast Guard mission, drug interdiction. Later you will see an HH-60 Jayhawk fly them to the waters off of Cuba...not completely accurate. In the end there is some "Use of Force" action with two Coast Guard MH-68 Stingrays that shot out the engine block of the go-fast. I'm not a huge fan of them having Miami PD cops telling the USCG what to do, but it was nice to see some CG action. Rating: 9, Yours, Mine and Ours: It's a family movie, and a "love" story, that takes place between an artsy-fartsy civilian woman and a Coast Guard admiral. It features Coast Guard uniforms, Coast Guard Academy uniforms, and a Hamilton class cutter (378' long). There were a few problems...the Commandant had the equivalent of five stars, a rank that a USCG admiral cannot hold, and Dennis Quad's ribbon was falling off at one point. I enjoyed the movie. While they did film some of the movie at the US Coast Guard Academy, none of those scenes were in the movie. Rating: 8, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest: USCG helo stops the groups get away when they escaped from the hospital. Rating: 6, I am Legend: Coast Guard HH-65 Dolphin helped Will Smiths family off of Manhattan, unfortunately a civilian aircraft crashed into them. For the record, it was not the Coasties fault. Rating: 5, Captain Ron: At the end of the movie, as the family is being attacked by pirates, the Coast Guard swoops in to save the day. The movie features a Island class cutter (110' long). I like the quotes "No honey it's the US Coast Guard!" "Kick *** Coast Guard!" Rating: 7, Clear and Present Danger: 110' stops a politians vessel being driven by drug trafficers who had executed the entire family. One draw back, the druggies called the cutter the "US Navy" but of course, they are bad guys, so what do they know?" Rating: 6, Interpreter: Two USCG 25' small boats patrol outside of the UN Building. Rating: 4, Event Horizon: Okay, they weren't "Coast Guard", but they were a rescue team, and on their soulder boards they had Coast Guard shields. Maybe the Coast Guard of the future? Rating: 2, Red Eye: Coast Guard fails to find weapon meant to kill high up politician. It didn't include real CG uniforms, USCG vessels, or anything. They did say "Coast Guard" however. Rating: -8, BAD Sicko: Didn't watch it, but a USCG small boat stopped Michael Moore's boat in the TV previews. Rating: -7, BAD TV shows that frequently feature the US Coast Guard... Storm Stories on the Weather Channel CSI Miami Deadliest Catch I hope this was educational for all! I know there are more movies out there I'm forgetting, but if I remember, I'll let you know.