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Crash Dive (1996)

The crew of the nuclear submarine USS Ulysses rescues supposed victims of a boat disaster, but the victims turn out to be terrorists intent on capturing nuclear weapons aboard the sub. Only... See full summary »

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Andrew Stevens

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William C. Martell (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Dudikoff ... James Carter
Frederic Forrest ... Adm. Pendleton
Reiner Schöne ... Richter (as Reiner Schone)
Jay Acovone ... Murphy
Clay Greenbush ... MacDonald
Catherine Bell ... Lt. Cmdr. Lisa Stark
Michael Cavanaugh ... Capt. Lange
Cyrus Farmer ... Wager
Time Winters ... Saprich
Lena Zhanik ... Bolanne (as Ellen DeBurdo)
Pasha D. Lychnikoff ... Newton
Mio R. Jakula Mio R. Jakula ... Avallone
Christopher Titus ... Dent
Brittain Marcus Brittain Marcus ... Tommy
Adam Gifford ... Robinson (as G. Adam Gifford)
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The crew of the nuclear submarine USS Ulysses rescues supposed victims of a boat disaster, but the victims turn out to be terrorists intent on capturing nuclear weapons aboard the sub. Only a former SEAL, now a submarine consultant, can save the crew by sliding aboard while the sub is underwater. The term "crash dive" refers to the sudden dropping of a sub to escape detection, an act that a nuclear sub is never supposed to make. Of course, it comes into play in this film. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Rated R for violence, a scene of sexuality and brief language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 March 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Crash Dive: The Chase Is On See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color
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Goofs

Gunther Newton's green-card is expired -1990. Trusting an expired card. The release of this movie is 1996. Also, the photo is covering the SSI number -- also, trusting this piece of intel. See more »

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Spoofs Dirty Harry (1971) See more »

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I Need a Woman
Words and Music by Adam Gifford (as G. Adam Gifford) and Andrew Stevens
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So bad it's.... well, bad
30 August 2000 | by millennia-2See all my reviews

'Crash Dive' goes the way of a great many other B action movies, only this one is worse in many regards. Of course that's what appeals to fans of the genre, and if you look at it that way, it won't disappoint. The special effects, especially the climactic missile destruction have to be seen to be believed. They are so bad you end up laughing at them, ruining any intended entertainment value that the movie has to offer.

The acting is classically bad, not at all aided by a horrible script. Michael Dudikoff is laughable, they producers could've (and should've) hired a bum off the street to play his character, it would've worked out much better. The rest of the cast, made up entirely out of no names, fares no better, and they appear to have so little interest in the story that they showed up for work, and left, still sleeping.

There is one thing that is to be admired in this film is it's ambitions. Never before have I seen a B action movie that actually has any moments of.... sadness, so to speak. 'Crash Dive' does have some of that and, though it miserably fails, it is a refreshing break from the norm. Well maybe not refreshing, but a break all the same.

One of the qualities required in any B movie is unintentional entertainment value. 'Crash Dive' certainly has some of that, but the stretches in between the fits of badness is what is not very enjoyable. There are portions that are unimaginably tedious, and that's the reason I'm not going to recommend the movie, even for fans of Dudikoff, if any exist. Stay away. Stay far, far away.

2.5/10


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