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Phantom (I) (2013)

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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


You'll never see it coming.


History | Thriller | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

1 March 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Фантом  »

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Box Office


$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$489,984 (USA) (11 September 2015)

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2.35 : 1
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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 »


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 »


[first lines]
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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18 June 2013 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Like another reviewer from Samara has mentioned here, you can count tons of fakes here. Usually a Hollywood movie at least tries to be as much accurate as possible. Here, apart of gears showing authentic Russian readings and navy/military uniforms looking right, everything else looks and feels American. I can mention few "gems" here, like what and how "Russian" officers drink! They do not gulp (as any normal Russian does) - they sip, just like ladies. Then all these "sir" and "mister", and then a Russian captain reflecting and even crying about killed sailors. Really? And all those nice and glowing scenes from an Orthodox church! Yes, of course. Churches in Russia in 1960s. The director, Todd Robinson, should have hired just one Russian as a consultant, that would serve the movie for sure.

However, if you ignore the lines in the story that this is supposed to be about Russian people and Russian navy and few real things like those gears, and imagine that this is about a US navy, and about rogue CIA agents, then everything falls in its place and looks natural. This could be a good watchable movie.

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