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The Fifth Missile (1986)

The crew of a Trident missile submarine, on a training mission simulating an attack on Russia, is stricken by toxic poisoning. One of the poison's effects is to make its victims hallucinate... See full summary »

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Larry Peerce
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Conrad ... Cmdr. Mark Van Meer
Sam Waterston ... Capt. Allard Renslow
Richard Roundtree ... Cmdr. Frederick Bryce
Jonathan Banks ... Ray Olson
Art LaFleur ... 'Animal' Meslinsky
Dennis Holahan ... Warden
Sergio Fantoni ... Pietro
Yvette Mimieux ... Cheryl Leary
David Soul ... Capt. Kevin Harris
Ed Bishop ... Adm. Stewart Cullinane
Michael Aronin Michael Aronin ... Ernie Gradow
William Berger ... Dr. Strickland
David Gilliam ... Longstreet
Trevor Thomas Trevor Thomas ... McCune
Donald Stewart Donald Stewart ... Adm. Howard
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The crew of a Trident missile submarine, on a training mission simulating an attack on Russia, is stricken by toxic poisoning. One of the poison's effects is to make its victims hallucinate, and the sub's Captain imagines that he has been given an order to actually attack Russia. He prepares to do exactly that.

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Drama | Thriller

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During a scene showing the armed USN helicopter searching for the USS Montana, while the helicopter's rear is pointed at the camera, the missile pods at the helicopter's sides are shown to be merely hollow tubes. See more »

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Good film, wish it were on DVD.
18 February 2006 | by juliajoySee all my reviews

Yes, it is a bit cheesy. But it's suspenseful and entertaining, and one of my favorites; there are some excellent actors in the film, and they do a commendable job given the limitations of plot and characters. It's interesting to see David Soul in a 'bad guy' role; I thought he was quite believable--and rather chilling--as the ever-more-paranoid CO. Robert Conrad is a long-time favorite--I think he brings his character to life very well; and Sam Waterston has been star quality in everything of his I've watched--movies or TV.

I watch this movie every so often but our tape (a VHS TV copy I got) is such poor quality it's difficult to fully enjoy it. This is a movie I think they should put out on DVD; maybe it wouldn't be universally sought after, but I'm sure there are lots of people like me out there who like this sort of film so there WOULD be a market for a DVD version. I'll keep hoping!


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Language:

English

Release Date:

23 February 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Gold Crew See more »

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Italy See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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