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After a tragic accident kills his crew, Coast Guard veteran Ben Randall (Kevin Costner) is reassigned to teach at the department's elite training school. Yet even in the classroom, Ben discovers someone who needs saving--a cocky recruit named Jake Fischer (Ashton Kutcher). Moments of peril and some off-duty antics may endanger this film's suitability for some viewers.

MPAA Rating PG-13 for intense sequences of action/peril, brief strong language and some sensuality.
Theatrical Release September 28, 2006
Cast Kevin Costner, Ashton Kutcher
Run Time 139
2006 Buena Vista Pictures

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