Communist Radicals hijack Air Force One with The U.S. President and his family on board. The Vice President negotiates from Washington D.C., while the President, a Veteran, fights to rescue the hostages on board.
Armed men hijack a New York City subway train, holding the passengers hostage in return for a ransom, and turning an ordinary day's work for dispatcher Walter Garber into a face-off with the mastermind behind the crime.
After a ferry is bombed in New Orleans, an A.T.F. agent joins a unique investigation using experimental surveillance technology to find the bomber, but soon finds himself becoming obsessed with one of the victims.
When some Russian rebels takes control of some ICBM's, the Americans mobilize. Among the vessels sent is the nuclear sub, the Alabama. But before they leave they need a new X.O. and among the choices is Commander Hunter, who hasn't seen much action. But the ship's Captain, Ramsey OK's him. While on the way, there was an incident and Hunter disagreed with how Ramsey handled it, it's evident that Ramsey doesn't think much of Hunter because Hunter was college educated while Ramsey worked his way up. They're given orders to attack but when they were in the process of receiving another order, the ship's communications were damaged, so the entire message was not received. Ramsey decides to continue with their previous order while Hunter wants to reestablish contact first. That's when the two men butt heads that ends with Hunter relieving Ramsey. Later when some men die, some of the officers feel that Hunter is not up to the task so they team up to retake control. But Hunter has taken ...Written by
The cigars that Captain Frank Ramsey and Lieutenant Commander Ron Hunter smoke at the beginning of their mission are made by Montecristo. The brand is made in Cuba and the Dominican Republic, by two different companies. But Ramsey's "more expensive than drugs" comment implies that theirs were the Cuban-made variety. Ramsey's cigar of choice throughout the movie is the classic tapered Montecristo #2. See more »
Ohio-class SSBNs have no compartment called bilge bay. Also, there are no strobing yellow lights, nor are the missile decks made of see through grated decking, and there are no "crawl spaces" that would allow free clandestine movement around the boat. See more »
Mr. Ince, Mr. Ince, unlock the tactical firing trigger.
Peter "Weps" Ince:
Sir, it is my duty to...
Son, don't talk to me about duty! Open the fucking safe!
Peter "Weps" Ince:
I can't do that, sir.
[Ramsey draws a gun and places it to the back of Weps's head]
I'm gonna count to three, then I'm gonna blow your fucking head off! One... two...
...*Shit*! It does me no good to kill you. You're the only one who knows the combination!
[sees Weps's assistant]
But Petty Officer Hilaire doesn't know the combination. Millions of ...
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Additional scenes in the new extended cut:
Slightly longer scene at Hunter's daughter's birthday party.
We see Zimmer saying goodbye to his wife/girlfriend at the base.
A scene with COB getting a haircut and telling a dirty joke.
This is the type of movie Tony Scott should have stuck to creating. While most Jerry Bruckheimer films prove to be bad, modern interpretations of old school martial arts movies, this was one of the better films Bruckheimer ever produced. While the story was completely plot-driven and the performances a little over the top, the rivalry between Denzel Washington and Gene Hackman made this film a cut above the rest of the trash Bruckheimer tends to produce. While simple and direct, it proves to be effective in the annals of storytelling, never overindulging the viewer.
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