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K-19: The Widowmaker (2002)

PG-13 | | Drama, History, Thriller | 19 July 2002 (USA)
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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Rated PG-13 for disturbing images | See all certifications »

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$100,000,000 (estimated)

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$12,778,459 (USA) (19 July 2002)

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$35,168,677 (USA) (18 October 2002)
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The actual K-19 was a Hotel-class ballistic missile submarine. The sub used in the movie is a modified Juliet-class guided missile submarine. The rescue sub in the film appears to be the SSK 73 RCN Onondaga, which was a Royal Canadian Navy submarine of the Ojibwa class (Improved British Oberon Class, or Super O's) which was launched on September 25, 1965 (four years after the K-19 incident). See more »

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Near the end when the men are going onto other sub Liam Neeson's character tells Ford's character all men are accounted for. Earlier in the movie one of the crew abandon the sub. This makes Neeson's statement correct as he does not state that all men are present, only that all are accounted for. See more »

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[first lines]
Capt. Mikhail Polenin: All compartments: report readiness!
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Moonlight Sonata
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Intense
5 August 2003 | by (Chicago, Illinois) – See all my reviews

This film reminded me more of "Glory" than of "Hunt for Red October" or "Das Boot." The men sacrificed themselves not for The State or some ideology, but for each other, their fellow men & their leader. You know, most of us can't change the world. In a million years, whatever we do won't make a bit of difference anyway. It's the small things--one person, one moment, one action--that really count. That's what this story said to me. Besides it's more exciting than all the shooting, car crashing, exploding movies out there.


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