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The Sand Pebbles

4 Ratings: 2.5
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The Sand Pebbles is a 1966 American period war film directed by Robert Wise. It tells the story of an independent, rebellious U.S. Navy Machinist Mate aboard the fictional gunboat USS San Pablo in 1920s China. The Sand Pebbles features Steve McQueen, … see full wiki

Director: Robert Wise
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Adventure
Release Date: January 1, 1966
MPAA Rating: PG-13
2 reviews about The Sand Pebbles
review by . August 15, 2010
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As a retired army officer and an adjunct history professor I thought it was important to review what I consider the best war movies. “The Sand Pebbles” is high on my list.       Engineer Jake Holman (Steve McQueen) arrives aboard the gunboat U.S.S. San Pablo nicknamed the Sand Pebble assigned to patrol a tributary of the Yangtze in the middle of revolution-torn 1926 China.  This being the latest in a very long string of assignments for Holman due to an …
Quick Tip by . October 08, 2010
I read the book too. Steve McQueen did that character really well.
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