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Hostile Waters (1997)

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



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Aurora Skipper
Admiral Chernavin
Sergei Preminin
Admiral Quinn
Lieutenant Curtis
Aurora Exec. Officer
James E. Kerr ...
John Baker
William Marsh ...
Acoustics Officer
Seamus McQuade ...


The True story of how an antiquated Soviet 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.



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for language and peril | See all certifications »



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Release Date:

26 July 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Aguas turbulentas  »

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(Eastman Kodak)|

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


The Admiral addresses a Lieutenant Commander in the situation room as "Lieutenant." 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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Tightly scripted drama
30 May 2000 | by See all my reviews

The movie portrays a tightly scripted drama when a disaster occurs on a Soviet nuclear sub. It places the viewer in the narrow confines of the sub and reminds us of the dangers constantly faced by the crew. Potential weaknesses of nuclear fail-safe systems also become apparent.

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