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Danger Beneath the Sea (2001)

Commander Miles Sheffield is a rising star in the US Navy, patronized by Admiral Eugene Justice, to the silent envy of many, including his XO and Chief on his first command mission aboard a... See full summary »

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Commander Miles Sheffield
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Lt. Clare Holliday
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CPO Pete LeCroix
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Lt. Commnder Eric Watkins
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St1 Tony Martinez
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Commander Miles Sheffield is a rising star in the US Navy, patronized by Admiral Eugene Justice, to the silent envy of many, including his XO and Chief on his first command mission aboard a nuclear submarine, the Lansing. This maiden voyage also turns out to be the ultimate challenge: a failed Korean nuclear missile causes a disastrous explosion which knocks his means of communications out of order, so he fears to be incommunicado in a nuclear war against an unknown enemy. Now his rivals believe his inexperience and unwillingness to man battle stations amount to desertion in war time, and plan a mutiny: they have the doctor skip him for necessary iodine shots so he'll be too sick to resist when the XO seizes command- his loyal supporters must get it back fast, for even the admiral sees no alternative then have the nearby Mako hunt them down to eliminate them before they start World War III... Written by KGF Vissers

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The USS Lansing and USS Mako used in this movie are fictional names. There have never been US submarines with these names. SSN 795 is also fictional. See more »

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Lt. Clare Holliday: We are acutely aware of the hardships you face Mrs. Alford.
Lisa Alford: You can call me Lisa if you like.
Lt. Clare Holliday: Well Lisa, don't you worry everything is gonna be all right.
Lisa Alford: I just wanna know, though, is he gonna be home for our baby's birth?
Lt. Clare Holliday: Er, when are you due?
Lisa Alford: First week in March.
Lt. Clare Holliday: Typically these patrols take two or three months, we won't know when they'll be back until about a week before they enter port. It's for their own security, you understand how sensitive these missions can be, don't you?
Lisa Alford: Yeah.
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Waterlogged script and drowning actors
27 May 2002 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Crimson Tide did it better.Conflict aboard an American submarine which loses contact with the rest of the world owing to a nuclear accident in North Korea.Skipper Caspar Van Diem urges caution,gung-ho second in command Shane Daley leads mutiny.Teeth are gritted,jaws are tightened ,testosterone pumps,cliches abound and after too long an interval the credits roll Makes Sub Down look good Pity because I rate Van Diem a lot but he seems stuck in TV and DTV purgatory


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