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 an extremely cheap mockbuster of the Hasbro/Universal Pictures film Battleship.
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. As a result of the controversy, the name of the film was changed to American Warships.
Alien invaders try to wipe out the human race, and while modern military forces prove useless against the attackers, the crew of a Second World War-era US Navy battleship on the brink of being decommissioned proves mankind’s only hope.
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