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Hostile Waters (1997)

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

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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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Aznabaev
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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.

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Rated PG for language and peril | See all certifications »
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Aguas turbulentas  »

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The United States Navy categorically denies that any U.S. submarine collided with the Russian Yankee submarine (K-219) or that the Navy had anything to do with the cause of the casualty that resulted in the loss of the Russian Yankee submarine. See more »

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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 »

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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 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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