On April 19, 1989, an explosion during training exercises in Gun Turret number two of the U.S.S. Iowa, a storied battleship, created more than one firestorm; Besides the one that killed more than 40 sailors, a scandal swept the nation that put the U.S. Navy on the defensive. The Navy, in what some suspected was an attempt to cover up unauthorized artillery experiments by enlisted men, accused one of the dead men of being a suicidal homosexual and setting off the explosion in a fit of jealous rage. Idealistic Lieutenant Dan Meyer (Robert Sean Leonard), a witness to the tragedy, whose father was an honored military man, must square off with the ship's longtime, but remote captain, Fred Moosally (James Caan), when testifying during the heated and nationally televised investigation by the Pentagon. ~ Buzz McClain, Rovi
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So the movie itself wasn't bad, but the attention to detail --or lack thereof-- was pretty pathetic. Meyers is referred to as an ensign for the first half of the movie. But he has the shoulder boards of a full lieutenant at the end, and yet still refers to himself as an Lt. J.G., and has J.G. insignia on his dress blues. What's up with that?