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Cast
Kevin Costner
Ashton Kutcher
Neal McDonough
Clancy Brown
Melissa Sagemiller
Brian Geraghty
Sela Ward
Directors
Andrew Davis
Screenwriters
Ron Brinkerhoff
Running Time
130 minutes

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Coast guards being tough and brave.


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Plot
Having lost his helicopter crew in a freak accident, veteran rescue swimmer Ben Randall (Costner) is sidelined to teach new recruits to the Coast Guard’s toughest job — among them cocky but troubled swim champ Jake Fischer (Kutcher).


Verdict
The same watchable but weary tripe about what it takes to become an American hero, as unconvincingly applied to rescue swimmers.


Reviewed by Ian Nathan

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