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Phantom (I) (2013)

 -  History | Thriller | War  -  1 March 2013 (USA)
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The haunted Captain of a Soviet submarine holds the fate of the world in his hands. Forced to leave his family behind, he is charged with leading a covert mission cloaked in mystery.

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Ed Harris plays the captain of a Cold War Soviet missile submarine who has secretly been suffering from seizures that alter his perception of reality. Forced to leave his wife and daughter, he is rushed into a classified mission, where he is haunted by his past and challenged by a rogue KGB group (led by David Duchovny) bent on seizing control of the ship's nuclear missile. With the fate of humanity in his hands, Harris discovers he's been chosen for this mission in the belief he would fail. 'Phantom' is a suspense submarine thriller about extraordinary men facing impossible choices. Written by RCR Media Group

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You'll never see it coming.

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$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$470,000 (USA) (1 March 2013)

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$470,000 (USA) (1 March 2013)
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Reunites David Duchovny with Lance Henriksen, stars from TV series The X-Files (1993) and Millennium (1996), both created and produced by Chris Carter. Duchovny and Henriksen too met in "Millennium", a special crossover episode between both series. See more »

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While underneath the vessel, the submarine Captain orders the vessel to go to 5 meters below surface. This would have caused the submarine to immediately impact the vessel due to her underwater draft(7-10 meters on average). See more »

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Demi: My crew has just returned from 76 days at sea. The Americans are massing naval assets in the Pacific. There must be a dozen boats better rested.
Markov: Squadron Command is insisting on the most experienced captain and crew available.
Demi: I'm being retired, remember? You should know that. Your signature is all over the transfer. Even if I wasn't, my boat will be in dry dock for months.
Markov: You won't be sailing your boat. You'll be sailing the B-67.
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Great submarine movie if you have studied sub warfare during the cold war
14 September 2013 | by (Virginia) – See all my reviews

This movie takes some sensitive subject matter, dresses it up a bit so that it won't make the Russians mad, and lets the characters make the essential points for the understanding of the components of this mission. This isn't a pretty picture with flashing lights - instead, it is filmed inside an old Russian sub. The cramped spaces, the original equipment, and the difficulty of movement by the crew are as real as can be.

If you're thinking about watching this, you MAY want to read a summary of the K-129 disappearance in the Pacific in 1968. If you want to skip this and just watch, fine. The storyline covers a very dangerous time in the late sixties. There is proof, or anecdotal proof, of everything in the movie that may seem frightening to the viewer. This isn't just some script - it is a carefully-worded narrative that lets the view in on some pretty scary stuff. The ending takes an unusual turn - I love it when the director actually thinks up a new type of ending to a sub movie. My compliments.

For all of us who can't get enough of sub books and movies, this one was a 10. I'll bet the rentals on this one will rise quickly. I watched it four times in two weeks. Thoroughly enjoyed it each time.


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