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Counter Measures (1998)

US Navy medical officer Jake Fuller is detailed for a goodwill visit aboard a Russian submarine. But he and his companion, Lt. Swain, end up alone among terrorists, who have taken over the ... See full summary »

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Capt. Jake Fuller
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Capt. Petrov
Alexander Keith ...
Lt. Swain
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Ambassador Silver
Lada Boder ...
Nishka
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Commander Gregori
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Lt. Slavin
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Capt. Blake
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Pamela Silver
Cliff Potts ...
Admiral Harrison
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Commander Larkin (as Robert Lyons)
Victor Raider-Wexler ...
Minister Shikov
Eric Lawson ...
Capt. Donner
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Lt. Daninski
R. Lewis Brahtz ...
David Fuller
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US Navy medical officer Jake Fuller is detailed for a goodwill visit aboard a Russian submarine. But he and his companion, Lt. Swain, end up alone among terrorists, who have taken over the submarine and threaten to fire its nuclear weapons. Written by Wilhelm Noeker <wnoeker@t-online.de>

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Search, Rescue And...Destroy

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Rated R for violence and a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »

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8 June 1999 (USA)  »

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Crash Dive 2  »

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$1,500,000 (estimated)
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Lt. Swain: To them your just a target
Capt. Petrov: It doesn't matter, within a few hours Hellstorm's warheads will rain down on select Russian cities! Separatists from Kazakhstan to the Ukraine will be blamed, the Russian government will be forced to reclaim those nations! A new soviet nation will rise from the nuclear ash
Lt. Swain: Relations with the West will deteriorate
Capt. Petrov: Call it nostalgia but I do miss the cold war
Lt. Swain: and the rest of your crew?
[Petrov states they will die for him]
Lt. Swain: I highly doubt it from what I've seen
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Die Hard on a submarine
12 November 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

COUNTER MEASURES is a cheap DIE HARD rip-off from prolific B-movie director Fred Olen Ray. That it was filmed on an actual submarine - the USS Nimitz, in the Atlantic - is a highlight of an otherwise lacklustre movie which nonetheless turns out to be quite good for a Fred Olen Ray movie. It's certainly not the worst I've seen from the director and some of the fight scenes are quite enjoyable.

The film sees former American Ninja Michael Dudikoff playing a good guy trapped in a Russian submarine with a bunch of terrorists. There's the usual stock footage here, but for the most part COUNTER MEASURES offers up goofy, non-stop, martial arts action. It's hardly well choreographed, but it passes the time and some of it is quite violent. A bit of a 'meh' film, then, this one; neither the best nor the worst you'll see, and B-movie fans might enjoy it.


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