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
We were seconds from death and we didn't know it.
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Captain Britanov filed a suit in 2001, claiming that Warner Bros. did not seek or receive his permission to use his story or his character for a movie. He also claimed that the movie did not portray the events accurately and made him look incompetent. In September 2004, a court ruled in Britanov's favor. Captain Britanov declines to state the amount of the award; descriptions range from "substantial damages" down to tens of thousands of dollars. See more
When the Soviet submarine performs its missile targeting routine, the first city locked onto is said to be Washington, but the city indicated by the computer is actually Wilmington, Delaware. See more
Captain, I think you should stop asking Pshenishny how things are in Moscow. I think it upsets him.
Referenced in K-19: The Widowmaker