Commander James Ferraday, USN, has new orders: get David Jones, a British civilian, Captain Anders, a tough Marine with a platoon of troops, Boris Vasilov, a friendly Russian, and the crew of the nuclear sub USS Tigerfish to the North Pole to rescue the crew of Drift Ice Station Zebra, a weather station at the top of the world. The mission takes on new and dangerous twists as the crew finds out that all is not as it seems at Zebra, and that someone will stop at nothing to prevent the mission from being completed. Written by
Steve Fenwick <firstname.lastname@example.org>
It's a race for the secret ... or TOTAL DESTRUCTION
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Did You Know?
Principal photography was originally slated for April 1965. However, the United States Department of Defense objected to some of the depiction of navy life on the submarine in the script by Paddy Chayefsky
. As such, this and scheduling conflicts delayed the production of this movie, and the screenplay had to be re-written. See more
Mr. Jones describes to Commander Farraday how the satellite changed to a polar orbit, he indicates that it no longer passed over the Soviet Union. In fact, a polar orbit stays oriented the same in relation to the Sun regardless of what it passes over below. All the Soviets would have had to do is merely wait until the Soviet Union was within the landing footprint of the satellite before bringing it down. See more
...and all of a sudden, you know a whole damn lot about my business!
We don't believe in going on a mission totally blindfolded.