A moment by moment account of the sinking and rescue of the crew of the submarine USS Squalus which was the first rescue of living crew on a submarine.

Director:

Writers:

(book), (teleplay) | 1 more credit »
Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Hostile Waters (TV Movie 1997)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

In October 1986, a Russian submarine carrying nuclear missles collides with an American nuclear submarine off the coast of Bermuda.

Director: David Drury
Stars: Rutger Hauer, Martin Sheen, Max von Sydow
Submerged (2000)
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.5/10 X  

Navy SEALs launch a rescue mission after terrorists plunge a jet carrying a missile-launching computer into the sea.

Director: Fred Olen Ray
Stars: Coolio, Maxwell Caulfield, Brent Huff
Submerged (Video 2005)
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

Chris Kody, the world's best mercenary, is freed from prison -- but there's a catch. Kody must use his lethal weapons and fighting skills to stop a group of terrorists who have taken over a nuclear sub.

Director: Anthony Hickox
Stars: Steven Seagal, Christine Adams, William Hope
Drama | History | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

When Russia's first nuclear submarine malfunctions on its maiden voyage, the crew must race to save the ship and prevent a nuclear disaster.

Director: Kathryn Bigelow
Stars: Harrison Ford, Sam Spruell, Peter Stebbings
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A disgraced black ops agent is dispatched to a remote CIA broadcast station to protect a code operator. Soon, they find themselves in a life-or-death struggle to stop a deadly plot before it's too late.

Director: Kasper Barfoed
Stars: John Cusack, Malin Akerman, Liam Cunningham
Submerged (2016)
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

A young woman and her friends, who've been targeted by kidnappers, must do everything they can to survive after their limo is forced off the road and plunged into a canal.

Director: Steven C. Miller
Stars: Jonathan Bennett, Talulah Riley, Rosa Salazar
Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  

A US submarine runs into a time rift. A special unit goes on a mission to see what's on the other side. They find themselves in an alternate dystopian America, now a one-man dictatorship. They decide to help the rebels.

Directors: Scott P. Levy, Tripp Reed
Stars: Jeff Fahey, Richard Tyson, Jack Coleman
Submerged I (2011)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Lindsay is a teenage girl with a unique gift, but one that might literally be the death of her. In the small town of Willow Point, she discovers how evil can flourish in the commonest of places.

Directors: Ben McKenzie, Phil Moore
Stars: Ashleigh Chisholm, Ben Crawford, Ben Crawford
The Zookeeper (2001)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A disillusioned ex-Communist is left behind to take care of the animals in the capital's zoological gardens until a U.N. rescue force arrives.

Director: Ralph Ziman
Stars: Sam Neill, Gina McKee, Ulrich Thomsen
Drama | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A woman goes home with the best-looking stranger, only to discover she's been kidnapped.

Director: Gaylene Preston
Stars: Rachael Blake, Robyn Malcolm, Madeleine Sami
Enigma (1982)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A CIA agent tries to infiltrate Soviet intelligence to stop a murderous diabolical plot.

Director: Jeannot Szwarc
Stars: Martin Sheen, Sam Neill, Brigitte Fossey
Ghostboat (TV Movie 2006)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A British Sub goes missing at the end of the war leaving only one crew member surviving. Everyone believes it lost to the bottom of the Baltic Sea, then 40 years later it reappears without ... See full summary »

Director: Stuart Orme
Stars: David Jason, Ian Puleston-Davies, Tony Haygarth
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Capt. Oliver Naquin
...
Frances Naquin
...
Jim McDonald
Matthew Wait ...
Martin 'Ski' Sibitzky
Vincent Riotta ...
Harold Preble
Raymond Waring
Alex McSweeney ...
Seaman Lawrence Gainor
John Pielmeier ...
Lt. Cmdr. Fortis
...
Lloyd Maness
...
Betty Cole
...
Rear Admiral Cyrus Cole (as James B. Sikking)
Alex Campagner ...
Machinist Mate Al Prien
Des Coleman ...
Cook Will Isaacs
Edit

Storyline

Based on the best-selling book by Peter Maas, Submerged tells the story of the first submarine rescue in history, that of the crew of the USS Squalus in 1938, and of the man who affected the rescue, Lt.Cmdr. "Swede" Momsen. Written by Jeff Codella

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

59 men trapped below. A desperate SOS. The depths of human courage.

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

20 May 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

L'odyssée du Squalus  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

While many movies of this type add complications to the rescue, this one simplifies it. In real life several more ships were involved, and when the diving bell jammed on the fourth trip, several dives were made before it could be freed. The bell was also sent on a fifth trip to confirm that no other compartments contained survivors. See more »

Goofs

While US Navy crews were not fully integrated in the 1930s, black men did serve, as shown in this film, in the mess. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Submarine down ... men trapped .. dramatic rescue ...promising ..

Submarine down ... men trapped .. dramatic rescue ... very promising elements .. but fails to deliver. The best ingredients are a waste on a poor chef, and that is what happened here. A pretty marketable story, by a good author, but too many corners cut in this made for TV snoozer. The story line was poorly paced to build any tension, the young lovers subplot was underdeveloped and all of the acting was generally weak. If you need to kill some time - fine; if you are a real naval fanatic - fine; but if there are other choices, they will probably be better.


8 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?