Tuesday, November 07, 2023

"The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial"

"The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial" is a new Showtime legal drama feature, directed by the late William Friedkin ("The Exorcist"), based on Herman Wouk's 1952 novel "The Caine Mutiny", starring Kiefer Sutherland, Jason Clarke, Jake Lacy, Monica Raymund and Lance Reddick, now streaming on Paramount+:

"...when a 'US Naval Captain' shows signs of mental instability that jeopardizes the safety of his ship, the first officer relieves him of command and faces court-martial for mutiny. 

"'Greenwald', a skeptic lawyer, reluctantly defends 'Maryk', an officer of the navy who took control of the vessel from its dominant 'Captain Queeg' while caught in a violent sea storm. 

"Greenwald becomes increasingly concerned as the court martial proceeds and questions if the 'Caine' was a true mutiny or simply the courageous acts of a group of sailors that could not trust their unstable leader..."

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