If you live in selected cities (alas, nowhere near me - more on that later), you can go to a Sneak Preview this Saturday 9/16/06 of the new movie The Guardian starring Kevin Costner and Ashton Kutcher.
I haven't seen the movie so this is a qualified recommendation, but I love the subject matter for personal reasons: It is based on true stories of U.S. Coast Guard rescue swimmers, and my dad has worked at the U.S. Coast Guard Research & Development Center here in Southeastern Connecticut for almost 30 years! So our family is personally aware of all the great services the Coast Guard provides, and I'm thrilled for this government service to finally get its big screen due!
I'm not really a Kevin Costner or Ashton Kutcher fan, but lots of people are, so if their big names can draw attention to the Coast Guard's work, then whoopee! Thank goodness for celebrities!
Here's the poster with more info. on the movie:
Click on the poster for trailers, photos, credits, downloads, and more. Check the top of the page for the search function to see whether the Sneak Preview is playing in your areas.
As I said at the top, the movie is not playing here in New London County, which seems odd since we're home to the:
- U.S. Coast Guard Research & Development Center
- U.S. Coast Guard Academy
- U.S. Coast Guard International Ice Patrol
- U.S. Coast Guard Museum (soon to get a new building!)
Now I ask you: Doesn't this seem like a logical place to preview a movie about the U.S. Coast Guard? I'm just sayin'!
Anyhoo, if you go this weekend, come back and tell us what you think by clicking on "comments" at the end of this entry. I have to wait until 9/29/06 to see it. Sniff.