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Assault on the Wayne (1971)

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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Admiral
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Lieutenant Dave Burston
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Skip Langley
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Commander Phil Kettenring
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Captain Frank Reardon
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Orville Kelly
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Dr. Dykers
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Ensign William 'Bill' Sandover
Ivor Barry ...
Donald Ellington
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CPO Corky Schmidt
Gordon Hoban ...
Second Karp (False Karp)
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Lieutenant Manners
David Thorpe ...
Lieutenant Benson
Henry Olek ...
Cab Driver
Dale Tarter ...
Clarence W. (CW) Karp (First Karp)
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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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So-so submarine drama
9 April 1999 | by See all my reviews

Average TV-thriller takes place aboard the nuclear submarine USS Anthony Wayne. It's commander (a sturdy Leonard Nimoy) is leading the Wayne to an unknown destination for a top secret mission, but on their way his recurring headaches and seemingly ill health (and psyche) worries the crew. At the same time some major plot involving sabotage is under way... As a product of television, not bad, but it offers nothing new except maybe the enjoyement of seeing Keenan Wynn as a real good-natured hero!


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