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Hostile Waters (1997)

PG | | Thriller | TV Movie 26 July 1997
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In October 1986, a Russian submarine carrying nuclear missles collides with an American nuclear submarine off the coast of Bermuda.

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Capt. Britanov
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Aurora Skipper
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Admiral Chernavin
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Pshenishny
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Sergei Preminin
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Admiral Quinn
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Lieutenant Curtis
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Aurora Exec. Officer
Michael Attwell ...
Kuzmenko
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Vladimirov
James E. Kerr ...
Aznabaev
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John Baker
William Marsh ...
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Seamus McQuade ...
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The True story of how an antiquated Russian Project 667a "Yankee" Class Submarine, K-219 collides with a Hunter Killer "Los Angeles" Class American submarine causing a leakage in the K-219's missile bays, almost leading to nuclear meltdown in it's reactors off the shores of Bermuda. Written by Naashak

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We were seconds from death and we didn't know it.

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Rated PG for language and peril | See all certifications »
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26 July 1997 (USA)  »

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Aguas turbulentas  »

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The United States Navy categorically denies that any U.S. submarine collided with the Russian Yankee submarine (K-219) or that the Navy had anything to do with the cause of the casualty that resulted in the loss of the Russian Yankee submarine. See more »

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The Admiral addresses a Lieutenant Commander in the situation room as "Lieutenant." See more »

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Capt. Britanov: Good Morning Pshenishny. You smell wonderful today. Are you wearing aftershave?
[as he walks away]
Capt. Britanov: How are things in Moscow?
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Referenced in K-19: The Widowmaker (2002) See more »

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As good as "Red October"
21 May 2000 | by (Singapore) – See all my reviews

It is debatable whether one should put down this film because of its inaccurate portrayal of the book it's based on, but as a TV movie this proved very tight and and absorbing. Director David Drury has done wonders on what I assumed is a very small budget. Rutger Hauer is excellent as the Captain forced to make impromptu decisions with life and death consequences. His challenge was how to keep the pride and dignity of the Soviet people in such dire circumstances. Sadly, the Soviet captain may be revered as a hero by America but in the Soviet Union he has been labelled a villain.

Admittedly the roles of people like Martin Sheen and Max Von Sydow were much underplayed, but this is excusable considering most of the tension centered in the Soviet sub. Besides Hauer, the acting by the rest of the Soviet crew was superb. There are many submarine-based movies of late, and although I'm watching this three years late, Hostile Waters certainly has kept it's head high. I'd rank this movie as good as "The Hunt For Red October".


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