Hayden Panettiere (Heroes) plays Maddie Dolan, a girl who misses her dad. Her dad, Commander Gary Dolan played by Bill Pullman (Independence Day) cannot be around as much as Maddie would like as he is in command of a naval vessel. Maddie thinks she can convince her dad to give up his career and come home so she agrees to go on the 'Tiger Cruise' for friends and family of those serving on board her father's ship. But two days into the cruise on September 11, 2001, things change when the ship goes into high alert. Maddie gets to see her father's courage, honor, and commitment to his crew firsthand and discovers the importance of the sacrifices he makes to serve his country.