The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial is a legal war drama film written and directed by William Friedkin. The Showtime film is based on Herman Wouk‘s 1952 play named The Caine Mutiny, which was based on Wouk’s book of the same name. The film revolves around a trial against a naval officer who is accused of mutiny. The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial stars Kiefer Sutherland, Jason Clarke, and Jake Lacy. So, if you love the film here are some similar shows you could watch next.
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