Surpringly good obscure movie about a ship catching fire off the coast of Romania. The ship is carrying hundreds of tons of fertilizer and oxygen tanks, which, if ignited, would explode and take out the entire coastline shipping community. A small band of people (including an oil well fighter) board the ship to try and put out the fire, but when it proves to be burning out of control, a group of about a dozen local dockworkers join in and try to unload the cargo before it ignites- three of them, however, are merely petty thieves out to loot the ship.
This is a surprisingly well done movie, most under-appreciated and unrecognized. I was happily surprised after watching this in the "Grindhouse Collection" DVD box-set. It's a great action/ suspense movie, with a bit of well timed comic relief. The pacing was good, it moved along well, and even the effects showing the ship engulfed in flames with plumes of thick black smoke pouring out were well done. The climactic explosion looked good, especially for a presumably lower budget movie like this.
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