After the Navy blames the 1989 explosion aboard the USS Iowa on a single despondent crew member, a skeptical Lieutenant risks his reputation - and his career - to discover the truth behind the tragedy.
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A Glimpse of Hell
James Caan and Robert Sean Leonard turn in topnotch performances in this true-life story of the events surrounding the fatal explosion aboard the USS Iowa battleship in 1989.
Was it an accidenta case of negligenceor a deliberate act of sabotage? When the deaths of 47 sailors on an ill-fated training exercise are blamed on a single despondent crew member, the ship's hardened Captain (Caan) supports the Navy's official position in order to save face. But a skeptical lieutenant (Loenard) with a different theory risks his own reputation - and his career - to discover the truth behind the tragedy.