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K-19: The Widowmaker (2002)

 -  Drama | History | Thriller  -  19 July 2002 (USA)
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When Russia's first nuclear submarine malfunctions on its maiden voyage, the crew must race to save the ship and prevent a nuclear disaster.

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The story of USSR's first nuclear ballistic submarine, which suffered a malfunction in its nuclear reactor on its maiden voyage in the North Atlantic in 1961. The submarine's crew, led by the unyielding Captain Alexi Vostrikov, races against time to prevent a Chernobyl-like nuclear disaster which threatens not only the lives of his crew, but has the potential to ignite a world war between the super powers. Written by Anonymous

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$100,000,000 (estimated)

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$361,731 (Japan) (20 December 2002)

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$4,112,806 (Japan) (17 January 2003)
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Harrison Ford and Liam Neeson are both veterans of the Star Wars films. Ford played Han Solo in the original trilogy, while Neeson played Qui-Gon Jinn in Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999). At one point during the filming process Neeson joked about his character getting to use a lightsaber while Ford bragged about his character surviving more than one film. See more »

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At the beginning of the movie, Vostrikov wears his wedding ring on his left hand. In later shots it is on his right hand as is customary with Russians. See more »

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Widowmaker
27 April 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In an attempt to break from his usual sympathetic every man bit, Ford plays a blunt, powerful, hard working Russian Naval officer who is given command of a nuclear powered sub from its well liked, almost fatherly captain played by Liam Neeson. Harrison and Liam clash as only two strong willed alpha males can when they take the sub out for a spin and fight to keep it from blowing up and causing a world wide tragedy.

Based on a true story.

Ford and Neeson give solid performances to this long, murky, cold, and ultimately detached action drama that proved to be one of 2002's lesser box office endeavors. As stated before, the film suffers from a feeling of disconnection, even as numbers of brave men are sent into the nuclear reactor with improper protection ("They might as well be wearing rain coats!")

Could have been better, and it could have been a lot worse. Rent and judge for yourself. Probably mostly for fans of Ford and Neeson.


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