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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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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.



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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Sound Mix:


(Eastman Kodak)|

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


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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Accurate portrayal of men under pressure..Literally
25 April 2004 | by (Perthshire) – See all my reviews

I spent 24 years at sea and I liked this film because of the accurate portrayal (of the Russians ) in an emergency situation and the way the situations were assessed and dealt with was pretty genuine.

Like Sailors everywhere ( well most sailors with some sad exceptions ie Flag of convenience Passenger ships where the crew take to the boats first in recent years)

They realise they have to pull together and get things sorted in order to save their Ship ,themselves, and the Eastern US Seaboard

When I was at sea we had a typical British tongue in cheek saying

'If in Danger or in doubt run in circles scream and shout'

Which luckily never happens in reality (I hope..)

No Nationalistic ranting or Stars/Stripes/Hammer and sickle waving -But do we need that anyway?

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