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Hostile Waters (1997)

TV Movie  |  PG  |   |  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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Capt. Britanov
Aurora Skipper
Admiral Chernavin
Sergei Preminin
Admiral Quinn
Lieutenant Curtis
Aurora Exec. Officer
Michael Attwell ...
James E. Kerr ...
John Baker
William Marsh ...
Acoustics Officer
Seamus McQuade ...


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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Release Date:

26 July 1997 (USA)  »

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Aguas turbulentas  »

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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 »


At least two of the American cities shown on the map in the Russian sub are misspelled in Russian. Boston is spelled as if it were pronounced "Voston" (using a Russian "B" instead of a "b"), and Philadelphia is missing the initial "Ph". See more »


Vladimirov: Captain, I think you should stop asking Pshenishny how things are in Moscow. I think it upsets him.
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Referenced in K-19: The Widowmaker (2002) See more »

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Super submarine thriller
6 June 2001 | by (Bracebridge Ont) – See all my reviews

This is a well done nail biter with great effects, sensitive acting, believable characters and gritty realism. It's been criticised for taking liberties with the book. Yet little is really known about the incident which legitimately opens the door to dramatic licence. It's right up there in the top five submarine movies of all time.

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