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Tides of War (2005)

PG-13 | | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi | TV Movie 1 April 2005
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In the cold, dark waters off North Korea a U.S. Navy fast attack submarine meets with a mysterious disaster - it's attacked and nearly sunk by an ominous stealth submarine resulting in the ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Commander Frank Habley
Lieutenant Claire Trifoli
Vice Admiral Sommerville
Lieutenant Commander Tom E. Palatonio
Chief of the Boat Dizzy Malone
Captain Galasso
Eitan Kramer ...
Petty Officer Buckley
Petty Officer Murray
NSA Agent Winters
Larry Wegger ...
Rear Admiral Merritt (as Larry Weggerzz)
Gene DeFrancis ...
Petty Officer Savage
Rebecca Malone
Lieutenant Commander Steven Barker
Weapons Officer
Mark Sanderson ...
Lieutenant Corey Roperto


In the cold, dark waters off North Korea a U.S. Navy fast attack submarine meets with a mysterious disaster - it's attacked and nearly sunk by an ominous stealth submarine resulting in the deaths of the Executive Officer and the Engineering Officer. The sub's captain, Commander Burt Habley, faces a court-martial by a Naval Board of Inquiry. He's rescued from this fate when he's chosen to lead a top secret mission back to tap a North Korean underwater communications cable. Habley must protect his boat and crew from this phantom submarine while completing a successful mission. His instincts tell him they're being followed and he begins to navigate the sub away from the original mission and into open waters drawing the phantom sub away from the U.S. fleet. This puts him at odds with his new by-the-book Executive Officer who eventually, with the help of the special missions team, takes command of the submarine and navigates back on course just as they are attacked again. Validated, Habley... Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG-13 for some war violence | See all certifications »




Release Date:

1 April 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

USS Poseidon: Phantom Below  »

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(at around 29min) when the aircraft carrier appears on screen, multiple fighter aircrafts can be seen parked on top of it. However, moments after, when one of them is ordered to take off, the aircraft carrier is shown from the rear view of the plane, and no aircraft can be seen on top of it. See more »

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26 May 2006 | by (Switzerland) – See all my reviews

One a wet evening, I decided to pop down to the DVD machine around the corner to pull out a DVD for the whole family. Phantom Below looked promising so I decided to take it.

What a disastrous movie. 90 minutes of pure agony. The cast is poor, the script is bad and the visuals are pathetic. You expect to watch a movie about a submarine, in reality the shots of a submarine are limited. Instead you are presented with computer animated shots of submarines, torpedo's and the like. They must have really saved on the computer animations because they look as if they come straight out of a cheap third rate computer game.

The inside of the U-boat is also completely unrealistic. The studio shots remind you of 70's movies, they are so fake.

There are some pretty good U-Boat movies out there. This one certainly doesn't rank among them. Don't waste your time watching this one.

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