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The Fifth Missile (1986)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama, Thriller  |  23 February 1986 (USA)
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The crew of a Polaris submarine, on a training mission simulating an attack on Russia, is stricken by toxic poisoning. One of the poison's effects is to make its victims hallucinate, and ... See full summary »

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Cmdr. Mark Van Meer
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Capt. Allard Renslow
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Ray Olson
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'Animal' Meslinsky
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Warden
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Pietro
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Cheryl Leary
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Capt. Kevin Harris
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Ernie Gradow
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Dr. Strickland
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Longstreet
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Donald Stewart ...
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The crew of a Polaris submarine, on a training mission simulating an attack on Russia, is stricken by toxic poisoning. One of the poison's effects is to make its victims hallucinate, and the sub's captain imagines that he has been given an order to actually attack Russia. He prepares to do exactly that. Written by Anonymous

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Good film, wish it were on DVD.
18 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Yes, it is a bit cheesy. But it's suspenseful and entertaining, and one of my favorites; there are some excellent actors in the film, and they do a commendable job given the limitations of plot and characters. It's interesting to see David Soul in a 'bad guy' role; I thought he was quite believable--and rather chilling--as the ever-more-paranoid CO. Robert Conrad is a long-time favorite--I think he brings his character to life very well; and Sam Waterston has been star quality in everything of his I've watched--movies or TV.

I watch this movie every so often but our tape (a VHS TV copy I got) is such poor quality it's difficult to fully enjoy it. This is a movie I think they should put out on DVD; maybe it wouldn't be universally sought after, but I'm sure there are lots of people like me out there who like this sort of film so there WOULD be a market for a DVD version. I'll keep hoping!


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