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Writer (WGA):
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Release Date:
26 July 1997 (USA) See more »
We were seconds from death and we didn't know it.
In October 1986, a Russian submarine carrying nuclear missles collides with an American nuclear submarine off the coast of Bermuda. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Rutger Hauer ... Capt. Britanov

Martin Sheen ... Aurora Skipper

Max von Sydow ... Admiral Chernavin

Colm Feore ... Pshenishny

Rob Campbell ... Sergei Preminin

Harris Yulin ... Admiral Quinn

Regina Taylor ... Lieutenant Curtis

John Rothman ... Aurora Exec. Officer
Michael Attwell ... Kuzmenko

Dominic Monaghan ... Sasha

Peter Guinness ... Vladimirov
James E. Kerr ... Aznabaev

Alexis Denisof ... John Baker
William Marsh ... Acoustics Officer
Seamus McQuade ... Helmsman
Paul Birchard ... Torpedo Chief
Oliver Marlo ... Doctor
Mark Drewry ... Petrachkov
Denzil Kilvington ... Volnigbirov

Garry Cooper ... Gennady
Frank Baker ... Pumps
Richard Graham ... Belikov

Philip Martin Brown ... Cook

Joachim Paul Assböck ... Gasparian
Alexander Wachholz ... Martinov (as E. Alexander Wachholz)
David King ... Admiral 2nd Class

Todd Boyce ... Larry Brock

Michael Shannon ... Admiral (as Michael J. Shannon)
Lawrence Elman ... Officer
Norbert Tefelski ... Admiral / Engineer
J.J. Gordon ... Officer 4
Erik Hansen ... Naval Marshall
Rainer Sellien ... Technician

Tony Devon ... Naval Commander
Felix zu Knyphausen ... Sonar Operator (as Felix Knyphausen)
Sanja Spengler ... Britanov's Wife
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Frank Witter ... Russian submarine soldier (uncredited)

Directed by
David Drury 
Writing credits
Troy Kennedy-Martin (written by) (as Troy Kennedy Martin)

Produced by
Wolf Bauer .... producer
Al Burgess .... line producer
William Cran .... executive producer
Tony Garnett .... producer
Stephanie Tepper .... executive producer
Carla Thoeren .... associate producer
Konstantin Thoeren .... executive producer
David M. Thompson .... executive producer
Original Music by
David Ferguson 
Cinematography by
Alec Curtis 
Film Editing by
Ian Farr 
Casting by
Sarah Bird 
Mary Colquhoun 
Production Design by
Jon Bunker 
Set Decoration by
Bernhard Henrich 
Costume Design by
Anne Hoffmann 
Production Management
Gerhard Jakubowski .... production supervisor
Marcus Loges .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Annette Drees .... second assistant director
Robert Quinn .... second assistant director
Art Department
Dierk Grahlow .... assistant construction manager
Axel Kahnt .... property master
Robert Krüger .... scenic artist
John Maher .... construction manager: UK
Tony Marks .... carpenter
Marcus Preussing .... swing gang (as Marcus Schmidt)
Torsten Schwartz .... lead plasterer
Christian Short .... prop man
Lloyd Vincent .... props
Christian Wolters .... technical prop effects
Sound Department
Paul Conway .... dialogue editor
Mike Dowson .... sound re-recording mixer
Christian Joyce .... boom operator
Derek Norman .... sound
Becki Ponting .... foley editor
Mark Taylor .... sound re-recording mixer
Iain Eyre .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
David Ford .... special effects (as Dave Ford)
Garth Inns .... special effects supervisor: pyro inserts
Jeremy Lovett .... special effects technician
Mark Roberts .... special effects trainee
Visual Effects by
Alan Church .... digital effects producer
Georg Fick .... special effects camera
Martin Gutteridge .... special effects miniatures supervisor
Thomas Mandl .... visual effects coordinator
Jason McDonald .... animator
Thomas Mulack .... digital effects producer: c.o.r.e. digital pictures GmbH
Trevor Young .... scanning and recording: The Film Factory at VTR
Debra Coleman .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Joss Gower .... stunt performer
Andreas Petrides .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Georg Fick .... underwater camera operator
Alex Howe .... focus puller
Frank Marggraf .... gaffer
Sebastian Meuschel .... camera operator
Uli Schmidt .... first assistant camera
Howard Smith .... Steadicam operator
David Holliday .... grip (uncredited)
Animation Department
Jason McDonald .... animator
Casting Department
Iris Müller .... extras casting
Editorial Department
Jackie Ophir .... assistant editor
Transportation Department
Christian Fischer .... driver
Axel Hübner .... driver: cast
Other crew
James Bigwood .... production consultant
Adam Browne .... location manager
William Cran .... researcher
J.J. Gordon .... dialogue coach
Alan Grabelsky .... vice president production
Peter Huchthausen .... researcher
Tom Mangold .... researcher
Paul Meyer-Gerlt .... production accountant
Della Moore .... location accountant
Conny Neetenbeek .... production assistant
Katreniah L. Washington .... executive assistant to vice president of production (uncredited)

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Rated PG for language and peril
94 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Filming Locations:

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 »
Factual errors: The Los Angeles-class sub in the movie with designation SNN 710 was called the "Aurora". Its actually name is the "Augusta".See more »
Vladimirov:Captain, I think you should stop asking Pshenishny how things are in Moscow. I think it upsets him.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in K-19: The Widowmaker (2002)See more »


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13 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Accurate portrayal of men under pressure..Literally, 25 April 2004
Author: philphoto from Perthshire

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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