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Hostile Waters (1997)

TV Movie  -   -  Thriller  -  26 July 1997 (USA)
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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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Kuzmenko
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Vladimirov
James E. Kerr ...
Aznabaev
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John Baker
William Marsh ...
Acoustics Officer
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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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John Rothman, who plays the Aurora Executive Officer, wears a name badge marked "J.J. Gordon". This is the name of the film's dialog coach, who also played the bearded "Officer Four" seen in the Russian naval headquarters sequences. See more »

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

Quotes

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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Good if you don't expect much
24 March 2009 | by (Vancouver, Canada) – See all my reviews

This is based on an interesting story that might even be true, and for that reason I'm glad I watched it. In fairness, it is quite good for a made-for-TV movie, but don't get your hopes up too high before you start watching. Unfortunately, I had high expectations, based on someone's comment that it's just as good as Hunt for Red October. It really isn't.

I haven't read the book, so I can't comment on how faithful the movie is to that, but I can say that in terms of science, a lot of scenes just don't hold water. If you hear someone shout out a number that cannot possibly be right, best to just smile and ignore it.

Others have commented that this is a gripping story, and while it had its moments, I was mostly disappointed. Despite a naturally suspenseful storyline, a combination of budget production and a mediocre script conspire to spoil too many scenes. It might have benefited from more of a subplot, and with the political tensions at the time, you would think something could've showed up in the script.

Ultimately, if you are interested in submarine stories, this one will be worth watching, but don't expect much.


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