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Crimson Tide (1995)

R  |   |  Action, Drama, Thriller  |  12 May 1995 (USA)
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On a US nuclear missile sub, a young first officer stages a mutiny to prevent his trigger happy captain from launching his missiles before confirming his orders to do so.

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When some Russian rebels takes control of some ICBM's, the Americans mobilize. Among the vessels sent is the nuclear sub, the Alabama. But before they leave they need a new X.O. and among the choices is Commander Hunter, who hasn't seen much action. But the ship's Captain, Ramsey OK's him. While on the way, there was an incident and Hunter disagreed with how Ramsey handled it, it's evident that Ramsey doesn't think much of Hunter because Hunter was college educated while Ramsey worked his way up. They're given orders to attack but when they were in the process of receiving another order, the ship's communications were damaged, so the entire message was not received. Ramsey decides to continue with their previous order while Hunter wants to reestablish contact first. That's when the two men butt heads that ends with Hunter relieving Ramsey. Later when some men die, some of the officers feel that Hunter is not up to the task so they team up to retake control. But Hunter has taken ... Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Action | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for strong language | See all certifications »

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12 May 1995 (USA)  »

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Marea roja  »

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$53,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£2,902,929 (UK) (17 November 1995)

Gross:

£5,023,381 (UK) (15 December 1995)
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Trivia

When Capt. Ramsay held a gun to the head of Lt. Peter "Weps" Ince (Viggo Mortensen) and then declined to shoot him, he turned the gun on Petty Officer Hilaire (Scott Grimes). Although Mortensen's son Henry Mortensen (with former wife Exene Cervenka) also appeared in the film, he was born in 1988 and was seven years old at the time. He appeared as Henry Ince, Weps's son, at the birthday party scene very early in the film. See more »

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The crisis begins on October 21, which is called "day one". On November 2, the over-voice calls it "day 12". This would be day 13. See more »

Quotes

Lt. Bobby Dougherty: [seeing a sailor coming on the bus] How are you doing?
Sailor with Oba: I'm fine, thanks.
Lt. Bobby Dougherty: [laughs slightly and gets stern] Address me as Sir when you speak to me! Stand at attention sailor!
[the sailor stands at attention]
Lt. Bobby Dougherty: [to Weps] Is he gonna fit in the sub?
Peter "Weps" Ince: [looking at the sailor's heavy set body] Doubtful.
Lt. Bobby Dougherty: Who played the submarine Commander in Enemy Below with Robert Mitchum? Was it Curt Jurgens or Hardy Kruger?
Sailor with Oba: [not knowing what Dougherty is talking about] Um, Sir...
Lt. Bobby Dougherty: Wrong answer! Drop down and give me 20, now! ...
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PIANO TRIO IN E FLAT D929 OP.100 - ANDANTE CON MOTO
Written by Franz Schubert
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A great film for...adolescent boys
26 November 2000 | by (Chicago, IL) – See all my reviews

Despite great acting, I didn't like this film very much because it is so cartoonish and predictable. We've seen it all before and we see it all coming: a cautious Washington pitted against the trigger-happy Hackman. The characters mouth overly dramatic platitudes. Technical and military accuracy is discarded in favor of ridiculous plot devices. Lots of torpedos and spraying water offer visual excitement. Lots of purple lighting sets the mood. At least it isn't as bad bad as any of the madman-with-nuclear-bomb-threatens-to-blow-up-the-city movies. I just wish they had put more substance into this action movie.


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