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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


Inspired by actual events. See more »

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  »

Box Office


$18,000,000 (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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The film reunites actors David Duchovny and Lance Henriksen, stars from the TV series The X-Files (1993) and Millennium (1996), which were both created and produced by Chris Carter. Duchovny and Henriksen too met in "Millennium" which was a special cross-over episode between both series. See more »


A modern port fully equipped with a substantial number of Gantry Cranes (used for loading/discharging Container vessels) is shown and referred to as a Naval port of 1968 Russia. There would be no use for them in a Naval port. 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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A mix between the Hunt For Red October & Crimson Tide. Exciting and tense and true. I enjoyed this and recommend it. I say B+.
23 June 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"There are only 2 reasons for a boat to go rogue. One is to defect and the other is to start a war and I don't think we're defecting." This movie is based on actual evens set during the Cold War between the US and the USSR. After returning home and excited about being on leave the A Russian sub captain (Harris) and crew are stunned when they are chosen to go on another mission right away. The mission is classified and the only one on the sub that knows the details is a KGB agent Duchovny). When certain details emerge the crew starts to rethink the orders they are given. I was looking forward to seeing this for really one reason. I am a huge Ed Harris fan. He did not disappoint in this movie. The movie itself is also really good and the best way to describe it is a mix of Hunt For Red Octber and Crimson Tide. The fact that the movie is true makes it even more interesting to watch. It is a little predictable but that does not take away from the enjoyment of the movie at all. If you are a fan of movies like Red October then this movie is for you. I recommend this. Overall, very tense and exciting. I give it a B+.

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