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Murphy
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The crew of the nuclear submarine USS Ulysses rescues supposed victims of a boat disaster, but the victims turn out to be terrorists intent on capturing nuclear weapons aboard the sub. Only a former SEAL, now a submarine consultant, can save the crew by sliding aboard while the sub is underwater. The term "crash dive" refers to the sudden dropping of a sub to escape detection, an act that a nuclear sub is never supposed to make. Of course, it comes into play in this film. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Rated R for violence, a scene of sexuality and brief language | See all certifications »

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28 March 1997 (USA)  »

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Crash Dive: The Chase Is On  »

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The officer white uniforms are shown with collar devices and shoulder boards to display rank, collar devices are used on the khaki uniform not the white. The white uniform should have rank on the shoulder boards only. See more »

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Features Crimson Tide (1995) See more »

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I Need a Woman
Words and Music by Adam Gifford (as G. Adam Gifford) and Andrew Stevens
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DIE HARD on a submarine
11 April 2002 | by (California) – See all my reviews

As far as I know, this is the first movie to place the DIE HARD scenario on a submarine. Michael Dudikoff plays James Carter, an ex-Navy SEAL (what else?) who reluctantly agrees to save the day when terrorists seize control of a nuclear submarine, the same sub he designed. The movie has a good deal of action that keeps the film going, and the production values (for a B-movie) are pretty good. The use of footage from the producers' other movies for the film's underwater sub action and the special effects of a missile destroying part of a New York skyscraper are a bit distracting, but everything else is pretty well done. It would have been nice to have J*A*G*'s Catherine Bell in a bigger part. The story isn't deep or anything, but it has a good pace that never drags, the action scenes are well-choreographed, and the music has a big-budget feel that helps the film. All-in-all, one of Dudikoff's better 90s films. Look for TITUS star Christopher Titus as the sub's comedic, celebrity-impersonating sonar man.


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