The USS Neptune, a nuclear submarine, is sunk off the coast of Connecticut after a collision with a Norwegian cargo ship. The navy must attempt a potentially dangerous rescue in the hope of saving the lives of the crew.Written by
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The submarine used in a few "breaching" scenes is USS Trout 566. This vessel was one of the last diesel submarines. It was to be given to Iran, but the US refused to turn it over due to the Iranian hostage crisis. The scenes were filmed when the boat was active, with active naval personnel. The boat was decommissioned and scrapped, unlike its predecessor and namesake USS Trout 202 which is still on eternal patrol. See more »
The concept of using a shaped charge underwater is somewhat of a fallacy. In normal circumstances the nature of the surrounding air would allow for a great deal of compression which allows the charge to work. Even so, the explosion still has some degree of impact in all directions. Water, however, does not compress, which greatly reduces the directionality. The impact would still be enough to rupture the hull. See more »
[referring to those aboard the downed submarine]
I hope they understood it.
If I did - they did!
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One of the better disaster films of the 70s with fine performances by Charlton Heston and David Carradine, lending strong support are Stacy Keach, Stephen McHattie, Ronny Cox, Ned Beatty, and a cast of recognizable faces including Christopher Reeve in his film debut pre-Superman. Solid thrills and tension throughout with a tight script and believable story based on a real incident (supposedly). Solidly entertaining and holds up well. One of the best submarine films out there. Highly recommended.
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