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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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Language:

English

Release Date:

23 February 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Gold Crew See more »

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Really love this one, gotta get it!
4 September 2003 | by johnc-4See all my reviews

This is one of my all-time favorite submarine movies, the other 2 being CRIMSON TIDE and HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER. Having served on an SSBN it brings back lots of memories. And I just re-read the book. Great action and tense drama. Looking to get a copy of this. Hoped it'd come out on DVD, but so far it hasn't. I'd buy a copy of the movie on VHS if someone has a good copy, please email me.


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