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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Captain Frank Reardon
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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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Not Spock
7 October 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

It must have been nice for Leonard Nimoy to lose the ears and not play Spock in this made for TV movie. He's the commander of a submarine with enemy agents on board,fighting both sabotage and ill health,this is a neat little suspense story which rattles along entertainingly to the end.

And it's to Nimoy's acting ability that after a while you stop thinking of him as Spock and just see him as the sub's commander.

Surrounded by other familiar faces from TV films/series, it's good ensemble work from all concerned. Just wish today's film makers could learn that brevity can be a plus and not a minus and not every film has to be over three hours!!


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