The Greyhound Movie

When I first heard there was going to be a greyhound movie, I was ecstatic. My two greatest joys all wrapped together in one; greyhounds and films. I felt like a kid in a candy store. Well, Let’s review the movie together and get ready for a real surprise.

The Plot

The Greyhound movie 2020 is an American war film directed by Aaron Schneider. Atop starring in the movie, Tom Hanks also happens to have written the screenplay. Though the Greyhound movie is heavily rooted in World War II, the film is based on the novel, The Good Shepherd by C.S Forester. The Greyhound movie cast includes Tom Hank (Ernest Krause), Elizabeth Shue (Evelyn), Stephen Graham (Charlie Cole), and Rob Morgan (Cleveland), among others. 

The plot follows a Naval Commander, Ernest Krause, and his convoy during the Battle of the Atlantic. Although it is his first wartime assignment, Ernest is given a command assignment to lead an escort of 37 ships defending a convoy of merchant ships that are under attack by German submarines U-boats. It is set in early 1942 when the US was entering World War II during the Battle of the Atlantic. 

The Greyhound movie was initially scheduled to be released on March 22, 2019, in the United States by Sony Pictures under the label Columbia Pictures, which was delayed up to May 8, 2020, then delayed again to June 4, 2020. Due to Covid 2019 pandemic, the film could not be released as scheduled, and it was removed from the release schedule in March 2020. Tom Hank sold the distribution right to Apple TV+, which released the Greyhound movie trailer digitally on July 10, 2020.

Tom Hank was inspired by the real history of World War II to write the screenplay of the Greyhound movie. C.S. Forester, the writer of the Good Shepherd, had researched in-depth about the war in the Atlantic. Though the book was published ten years after World War II ended, C.S. Forester has carefully recorded in excruciating detail what had happened in the Good Shepherd novel. Tom being a lover of war films, was inspired by Forester’s storyline.              

Where can I watch the Greyhound movie?

You can watch the Greyhound movie on your Apple devices, streaming platforms like Amazon Fire, Apple TV, and Roku. Airplay TVs enabled with Apple TV and smart TVs are also a good alternative. You can also watch the Greyhound movie online by subscribing to at a monthly fee of $4.99 after a seven days free trial period. 

Is the Greyhound movie about a greyhound?

The Greyhound movie is not about an actual greyhound. The name greyhound in the movie is a code name of USS Keeling, which is a Fletcher-class destroyer escorting supplies and troops to North America through a section of North Atlantic. The Greyhound battles with a wolf pack of six Nazi U-boats in the Atlantic.    

Is the Greyhound movie based on a true story?

The Greyhound movie is based on World War II history though it is not directly specific to a true story. The movie is based on the author C.S. Forester’s 1955 novel, Good Shepherd. The tale unfolds during the Battle of the Atlantic in 1942. Though it is well researched, the book is fictional. In the movie, Tom Hanks paints Naval Commander Ernest Krause [George Krause in the book], who is given command of a destroyer USS Keeling after being a career officer for years. Ernest takes control of four escort ships used to protect a convoy of merchant ships as German U-boats hunt them.  

Does Netflix have the Greyhound movie?

Unfortunately, the Greyhound movie is not on Netflix. Instead, you can watch it online on or on Apple TV+.

Can I watch the Greyhound on Amazon Prime?

No, the Greyhound movie cannot be streamed on Amazon Prime, though the platform streams war movies. 

Can you watch the Greyhound movie without Apple TV?

The Greyhound movie is exclusively streamed on Apple TV+. If you don’t have Apple TV or any other Apple devices, you can stream the movie online on, which is a subscription site. 

Are there any other greyhound movies?

There aren’t any other greyhound movies, but there are other war movies that share the same aspect of leadership as the Greyhound movie. Some of these movies include Das Boot 1981, Tora! Tora! Tora! 1970, Fury 2014, Crimson Tide 1995, and Saving Private Ryan 1998. 

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