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Phantom -- On board a Soviet sub, the captain (Ed Harris) and a rogue KGB agent (David Duchovny) wage a life-and-death game of cat and mouse...with nuclear armageddon hanging in the balance.
Phantom -- The captain of a Cold War Soviet missile submarine finds himself and his crew coerced into accepting a classified mission.
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Writer (WGA):
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1 March 2013 (USA) See more »
You'll never see it coming.
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Sort of plays out like a second rate 'THE HUNT FOR RED October'. See more (63 total) »


  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Ed Harris ... Demi

David Duchovny ... Bruni

William Fichtner ... Alex

Lance Henriksen ... Markov

Johnathon Schaech ... Pavlov

Jason Beghe ... Dr. Semak

Dagmara Dominczyk ... Sophi

Derek Magyar ... Garin

Sean Patrick Flanery ... Tyrtov

Jason Gray-Stanford ... Sasha

Julian Adams ... Bavenod

Kip Pardue ... Yanis

Jordan Bridges ... Sonar Operator

Jacob Witkin ... Priest

Matt Bushell ... Sentry

Daren Flam ... Stepan

Pedro Hossi ... Vlad
Tessa Robinson ... Demi's Daughter

Brien Perry ... Russian Guard

Wayne Scott Miller ... Starshina

Ashlyn Nicole Selich ... Sasha's Bride
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Austin Auger ... AFT Torpedoman (uncredited)

Nicolaas Bertelsen ... Body in Bilge (uncredited)
Rootie Boyd ... Sasha's Buddy (uncredited)

Seth Cash ... Naval Officer (uncredited)

Adam Daniel ... Alex's Man (uncredited)
Denis Donohue ... Aft Torpedoman (uncredited)

Seth Marshall ... Gas Mask Sailor (uncredited)

James Peyton ... AFT Torpedo Crew (uncredited)

Zach Roberts ... Sailor (uncredited)
Tyler Robinson ... Sailor (uncredited)

Graham Sheldon ... Alex's Sentry (uncredited)
Matthew Skomo ... Aft Torpedo Crew (uncredited)

Chris Wiley ... Aft Torpedoman (uncredited)

Pamela Wistrom ... Hero Girl (uncredited)

Directed by
Todd Robinson 
Writing credits
(WGA) (in alphabetical order)
Todd Robinson  written by

Produced by
Julian Adams .... producer
Ricardo Costa Reis .... executive producer
Rui Costa Reis .... executive producer
Alex Daltas .... associate producer
Pen Densham .... producer
Eliad Josephson .... executive producer
Dennis Stuart Murphy .... co-producer
Dennis Stuart Murphy .... line producer
Scott Putman .... line producer: additional photography
Todd Robinson .... executive producer
John Watson .... producer
Original Music by
Jeff Rona 
Cinematography by
Byron Werner 
Film Editing by
Terel Gibson 
Casting by
Iris Hampton 
Production Design by
Jonathan A. Carlson 
Set Decoration by
Charlie Brownell 
Costume Design by
Sherrie Jordan 
Makeup Department
Ann-Maree Hurley .... key makeup artist
Gabby Suarez .... key hair stylist
Production Management
Alex Daltas .... production manager
Sanford Hampton .... production supervisor
John Portnoy .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Chris Abernathy .... first assistant director: second unit
Nicolaas Bertelsen .... first assistant director (additional photography)
Brinton Bryan .... first assistant director
Mark Kohl .... second unit director
Janel Kranking .... additional assistant director
Richard Robinson .... key second assistant director
Ian Simon .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Troy Cousins .... carpenter
Gregory M. Edgar .... property master
Victoria Erbe .... painter
Sloan Holly .... carpenter
Rod Leota .... leadman
Harry Manroe .... carpenter
Patricia Rutter .... painter
John Serbian .... on set dresser
Gabriel Torres .... carpenter
Sound Department
Joshua Adeniji .... sound effects editor
Robert Dehn .... sound studio manager
Kristopher Dennett .... boom operator
Chris Diebold .... foley editor
Trevor Gates .... sound designer
Trevor Gates .... sound effects editor
Ginger Geary .... foley artist
Angela Hemingway .... dialogue & adr editor
Ken King .... sound mixer
Richard Kitting .... sound re-recording mixer
Jonathan Miller .... supervising sound editor (sound designer)
Spencer Schwieterman .... foley editor
Spencer Schwieterman .... foley mixer
Kelly Vockel .... assistant dialogue editor
Jonathan Wales .... sound re-recording mixer
Special Effects by
Tommy Christian .... special effects coordinator
Matt Kindelan .... special effects assistant
Ian O'Connor .... special effects supervisor: water tank unit
Jack Shepherd .... special effects crew
Jim Staples .... pyrotechnician
Visual Effects by
William L. Arance .... digital model lead
Travis Baumann .... visual effects artist
Garret Biles .... visual effects artist
Brent Boulet .... visual effects artist
Jess Brown .... cg supervisor
Ryan Curtis .... vfx editor
Jeff Deflorio .... digital compositor
Mehul Desai .... visual effects artist
Katie Dillman .... model production coordinator: Fantasy II Film Effects
April Fortin .... visual effects assistant
Sean Gagnon .... visual effects artist
Carlos Guzman .... visual effects artist
Winrik Haentjens .... visual effects artist
Daniel Hawley .... digital intermediate data operator
James Jou .... concept artist
Jason Korber .... digital supervisor
Tavis Larkham .... visual effects coordinator
Alberto Marenco .... concept artist
Steve J. McLeod .... digital compositor
Yvonne Mejia .... matte painter
Kiran Menon .... digital compositor
Sam Nicholson .... ceo: Stargate Studios
Reid Paul .... digital effects supervisor
Kevin Peterson .... submarine model concept artist
Matt Robken .... visual effects producer
Jon Rosenthal .... visual effects artist
Subodh Singh .... digital compositor
Robert D.M. Smith .... digital effects supervisor
Mark Spatny .... visual effects supervisor
Tomaso Tartarotti .... digital compositor
Darren Frankel .... executive producer (uncredited)
Richard Bucher .... stunt performer
Eyad Elbitar .... stunt performer
Krisztian Kery .... stunt performer
Shawn Patrick Nash .... stunt coordinator
Damon Vinyard .... stunt performer
Camera and Electrical Department
Eric D. Anderson .... camera operator: additional photography
Mike Arzaga .... grip
Justin Bernard .... electrician
Justin Bernard .... gaffer: second unit
Ramon Chicon .... grip
Chris Cobb .... techno jib tech
Chris Cornell .... rigging electrician
Jason 'Jake' Cross .... key grip (as Jake Cross)
Brad Elsey .... grip
Shane English .... first assistant camera
Justin Fisher .... key rigging grip
Jack Garrett .... camera operator
Noah Henry .... second assistant camera
Tim Hogle .... electrician
Michael Huff .... rigging electrician
Dave Kanehann .... steadicam operator
Thatcher Kelley .... digital imaging technician
Scott A. Kline .... electrician
Mark Kohl .... Second Unit Director of Photography
Mark Kohl .... director of photography: second unit: second unit
Andrew Kuepper .... assistant camera: b unit
Steven A. Lundgren .... gaffer
Layne McIsaac .... electrician
Dennis Noyes .... underwater camera operator
John Christian Patterson .... best boy electric
Mike J. Perez .... camera production assistant
Isidro Pineda .... digital imaging technician
Britta Richardson .... second assistant camera
Anthony Ryan .... grip
David Schmalz .... video assist operator
Kurt E. Soderling .... director of photography: aerial unit
Jason Sutton .... g3 operator
Brian Taylor .... gaffer: second unit
Cameron Thorburn .... second unit: key grip
Michael Westby .... electrician
Casting Department
Jenna Johnson .... casting associate
Tina Real .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Joyce A. Henriquez .... costume supervisor
Sandra M. Jordan .... set costumer
Editorial Department
Vahe Giragol .... digital intermediate colorist assistant
Scott Gregory .... digital colorist
Crystal Guetterman .... post-production assistant
Kimberly Huston .... first assistant editor
Kyle Sorenson .... apprentice editor
Heidi Tebo .... digital intermediate producer
Joel Townsend .... epk editor
Jim Passon .... color timer (uncredited)
Music Department
Elliott Goldkind .... music editor
Elliott Goldkind .... musical score consultant
James T. Hill .... score mixed by
David Julyan .... musician: balalaika
Stefan Karrer .... soundtrack album producer
Alex Kharlamov .... music designer
Phil McGowan .... score mixing recordist
Nathan Rightnour .... score co-producer
Jeff Rona .... score co-producer
Christof Unterberger .... musician: cello
Skye Lewin .... additional music editor (uncredited)
Transportation Department
John Aliano .... driver
Linda Draves .... driver
Bryan Felt .... driver
Jessica Kaye .... driver
David G. Todd .... production van operator
Frank Valentino .... driver
Other crew
Noor Ahmed .... production legal
Randy Ashman .... zodiac captain
Aaron Becker .... main title designer
Nicolaas Bertelsen .... assistant to Mr. Watson
Shawn Brady .... set medic
Erik Bright .... film publicist
Josh Compton .... production assistant
Benjamin Dell .... assistant production coordinator: additional photography
Glenn D. Feig .... production legal counsel
Mark Gallant .... camera boat driver
Tom Hampton .... production coordinator
John Paul Henderson .... miscellaneous crew
Daryl Hillan .... security
Craig Hosking .... helicopter pilot
Liz Kline .... production coordinator
Vincent Lopez .... location manager
Andre Lucas .... accounting clerk
Alberto Marenco .... production assistant
Jamie Jacqueline McGuire .... assistant to mr. nicholson (as Jamie McGuire)
J.C. Merrill .... pilot boat driver (as John Merrill)
Christine Moitoso .... assistant to director
Liliana M. Molina .... script supervisor
Annette Moreno .... key craft service
Rufus Rosendo .... first assistant accountant
Marjorie Rudick .... production coordinator: additional photography
Yuriy Rybikov .... russian translator
Lauren Jean Schwartz .... production assistant
Kenneth Sewell .... diver
David Smith Jr. .... animal wrangler
Amy Smolev .... production accountant
Adam M. Stone .... product placement consulatant
Cat Stone .... product placement consulatant
Easton Thodos .... office production assistant
Audric Thompson .... assistant production coordinator
Ciaran Michael Vejby .... production assistant (as Ciaran Vejby)
Syd Yost .... bird wrangler
Enrique Zuniga .... safety diver
Elizabeth Nelson Adams .... special thanks
Weston Adams .... special thanks
Josie Azzam .... special thanks
Ted Behr .... special thanks
Aaron Burns .... special thanks
Lior Chefetz .... special thanks
Virginia L. Cochran .... special thanks
Susan Coll .... special thanks
Xavier Collin .... thanks
Dee Conger .... special thanks
David Ellison .... special thanks
Mimi Polk Gitlin .... special thanks
Melanie Greene .... special thanks
Garett Gross .... thanks
Kathryn Himoff .... special thanks
Greg Medford .... special thanks
Sam Nicholson .... special thanks
Richard Palumbo .... special thanks
Margaret Riley .... special thanks
Carlos Rincones .... special thanks
Elizabeth Robinson .... special thanks
Tony Scott .... very special thanks

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Rated R for violence
USA:98 min
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Reunites David Duchovny with Lance Henriksen, stars from TV series "The X-Files" (1993) and "Millennium" (1996/I), both created and produced by Chris Carter. Duchovny and Henriksen too met in "Millennium", a special crossover episode between both series.See more »
Continuity: When the missile is launched, the Phantom apparently is on the surface, but then in the next exterior shot they are maneuvering underwater with no submerging sequence in between.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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8 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Sort of plays out like a second rate 'THE HUNT FOR RED October'., 11 July 2013
Author: Hellmant from United States

'PHANTOM': Three Stars (Out of Five)

Cold War submarine thriller starring Ed Harris, David Duchovny and William Fichtner. It was written and directed by Todd Robinson, who's also directed multiple documentaries (on subjects ranging from rock music to Billy the Kid) and wrote the 1996 Ridley Scott directed sailing thriller 'WHITE SQUALL'. The film is about the captain of a Soviet missile submarine, during the Cold War, who must stop a rogue KGB agent from taking over his ship and seizing the nuclear missile onboard. It's loosely based on actual events of a missile crisis in 1968 involving the K-129 sub. It sort of plays out like a second rate 'THE HUNT FOR RED October'. It had a very limited theatrical release (in which it made about one eighteenth of it's $18 million budget back) and the film has received harsh criticism for it's inaccurate depiction of a Soviet sub (and no attempt was made to have the actors speak Slavic at all, with subtitles, or speak with accents). The film is definitely cheesy at times but for the most part it's intense and amusing. The acting is great as well.

Harris plays a Soviet Navy captain named Demi, in the 1960s, who's set to retire when he's asked to go on one last mission with his old crew on his old ship. Demi feels his career has been a disappointment and is still haunted by mistakes he made in his past, which cost the lives of several of his men (he also suffers from seizures at times, due to a past injury). So he jumps at the chance to command his ship on one last mission, and possibly redeem himself, even if it's a mysterious classified one. He's joined on the mission by a KGB group, lead by a man named Bruni (Duchovny), who obviously have ulterior motives. It soon becomes apparent that Bruni and his men have went rogue as they seize control of the ship and the missile on board. It's up to Demi and his loyal men to stop them before they start a nuclear war.

The film co-stars the likes of Lance Henriksen, Johnathon Schaech and Sean Patrick Flanery. Like I said the acting is all more than decent. Harris is always a pleasure to watch and Fichtner is a likable and interesting actor as well. Duchovny is kind of just menacing and mysterious in this but he fits the part. The directing I'd say is adequate; the mood and atmosphere are decent. It's the script that could have used some more work, I especially didn't like the ending (which is by far the most cheesy part of the whole movie). Up until the ending I was into it though. It's not nearly as good as something like 'THE HUNT FOR RED October' but it was fun and suspenseful enough to keep my interest. Movies like this aren't a bad way to pass the time, in my opinion, at least.

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