During the Cold War, a scientific team refits a Japanese submarine and hires an ex-Navy officer to find a secret Chinese atomic island base and prevent a Communist plot against America that could trigger WW3.
Brigadier General Frank D. Merrill leads the 3,000 American volunteers of his 5307th Composite Unit (Provisional), aka "Merrill's Marauders", behind Japanese lines across Burma to Myitkyina... See full summary »
A privately-financed scientist and his colleagues hire an ex-Navy officer to conduct an Alaskan submarine expedition in order to prevent a Red Chinese anti-American plot that may lead to World War III. Mixes deviously plotted schoolboy fiction with submarine spectacle and cold war heroics. Written by
Lew Amack (LAlawMedMBA@aol.com)
A WWII era Japanese submarine, I-203, did indeed exist. But I-203 was sunk by the U.S. Navy in 1946. This story takes place in 1953. See more »
[Capt. Jones is forced to sail before his submarine is fully ready for sea]
Captain Adam Jones:
What about the "running dive test"?
As an amateur, might I suggest that we try the "running test" *while* we are running?
Captain Adam Jones:
Doctor, there are about a hundred ways of losing a submarine, and *you've* just come up with one of the *best*! We haven't even checked the torpedo tubes yet! You know what that means if we have to 'call on fish'? *It means we're dead!
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I saw this movie on TV years ago, and wish I could see it again..It was mostly a cold-war turned hot story about scientists and mercenaries recruited to take a sub to a secret Chinese island to spy on the project there. They encounter various adventures while looking for the base and when they do find it they discover a Chinese plot to start WW3 and blame it on the United States by dropping a atom bomb from a carefully made up to look like US bomber.Of course, the plot is foiled by the brave heroics of the sub crew. I imagine that the political relationship between China and the US was the reason the movie has not been seen recently. I enjoyed the blend of character and action in this movie. The plot would be plausible in any event. I hope it will come out on vhs or DVD.
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