American Warships

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American Warships
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Directed by Thunder Levin
Produced by
Written by Thunder Levin
Music by Chris Ridenhour
Cinematography Stuart Brereton
Edited by Karl Armstrong
Distributed by The Asylum
Release date
  • May 15, 2012 (2012-05-15)
Running time
90 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $ 1,000,000

American Warships is a science fiction action film by The Asylum, that premiered on the Syfy Channel on May 15, 2012. In the tradition of The Asylum's film catalog, the film is a mockbuster of the Hasbro/Universal Pictures film Battleship.[1]

Originally the film was titled American Battleship, but Universal later involved The Asylum in a copyright lawsuit over the film due to its resemblance to their film.[2] As a result of the controversy, the name of the film was changed to American Warships.


USS Iowa is on its final voyage before being decommissioned and turning into a floating museum. When USS Enterprise is attacked and destroyed by a mysterious force, World War III looms. The captain of Iowa chases an invisible ship, which they discover to be an alien force waging war on Earth. Only the crew of this last American battleship, stands in their way.[3] (The Iowa's outdated technology is immune to the electromagnetic pulse (EMP) weapons of the alien.)

During the fight, in Washington, D.C., General McKraken attempts to steer the high stake game of brinkmanship between the U.S. and other world powers as several coast towns in North Korea were also attacked, in an apparent attempt by the aliens to get the world to destroy itself. McKraken's diplomatic efforts attempt to buy Iowa time to provide proof of the alien incursion.


  • Mario Van Peebles as Captain Winston
  • Carl Weathers as General McKraken
  • Elijah Chester as Secretary of Defense Alter
  • Johanna Watts as Lt. Caroline Bradley
  • Nikki McCauley as Dr. Julia Flynn
  • Devin McGhee as Lt. Cmdr. Juarez
  • Mandela Van Peebles as Lookout Dunbar
  • Josh Cohen as Weapons Officer Clancy
  • David Polinsky as Admiral Hollis
  • Sean Smith as Ensign Von Buttmuncher
  • William Sudbrock as Helmsman


The Geek Twins rated the movie 2 1/2 out of five stars.[3]


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