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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Cmdr. Mark Van Meer
Capt. Allard Renslow
Cmdr. Frederick Bryce
Ray Olson
'Animal' Meslinsky
Cheryl Leary
Capt. Kevin Harris
Adm. Stewart Cullinane
Michael Aronin ...
Ernie Gradow
William Berger ...
Dr. Strickland
David Gilliam ...
Trevor Thomas ...
Donald Stewart ...
Adm. Howard


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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Really love this one, gotta get it!
4 September 2003 | by (Davie, Florida) – See all my reviews

This is one of my all-time favorite submarine movies, the other 2 being CRIMSON TIDE and HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER. Having served on an SSBN it brings back lots of memories. And I just re-read the book. Great action and tense drama. Looking to get a copy of this. Hoped it'd come out on DVD, but so far it hasn't. I'd buy a copy of the movie on VHS if someone has a good copy, please email me.

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