During the Cold War enemy agents posing as US Navy crew sabotage a USN nuclear submarine and steal its anti-ballistic missile guidance system.

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Lieutenant Dave Burston
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Skip Langley
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Captain Frank Reardon
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Orville Kelly
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Donald Ellington
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At the height of the Cold War the U.S.Navy nuclear submarine USS Wayne,commanded by Captain Phil Kettenring,is dispatched to a secret mission involving scientific tests.On board is Dr. Dykers who is supposed to conduct the secret scientific tests.Commander Kettenring doesn't know that secret Communist agents impersonating US Navy crew members are also on board.Their mission is to sabotage the American submarine and to steal the experimental anti-ballistic missile guidance system.The Communists have set a trap in mid ocean for the USS Wayne.As the problems start Captain Kettenring falls ill,Dr. Dykers becomes agitated and difficult and the crew begins to loose faith in their commanding officer.The mission is in danger unless Captain Kettenring can discover who the enemy agents on board are. Written by nufs68

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The Captain Knows Members of His Submarine Crew are Enemy Agents - But Who?

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12 January 1971 (USA)  »

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Einsatz im Pazifik  »

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Second unit footage of the sub cruising on the surface, submerging and surfacing were from "Ice Station Zebra." Some of the underwater special effects shots were also from from "Ice Station Zebra." See more »

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Short and suspenseful
5 December 2000 | by (Storuman, Sweden) – See all my reviews

Many recent moviemakers should study some of the TV-movies that were made for American television back in the 1970´s. This one is, like many other of its kind, only about 72 minutes long, which means that the story has to pick up speed straight from the beginning.

There is no time for longeurs and too many subplots, which means that the film is very effective and straightforward in its storytelling.

"Assault..." is an exciting and well-made little suspensor, with plot twists and a couple of famous actors, which makes it satisfying entertainment.


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