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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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... James Carter
... Adm. Pendleton
... Richter (as Reiner Schone)
... Murphy
... MacDonald
... Lt. Cmdr. Lisa Stark
... Capt. Lange
... Wager
... Saprich
... Bolanne (as Ellen DeBurdo)
... Newton
Mio R. Jakula ... Avallone
... Dent
Brittain Marcus ... Tommy
... 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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28 March 1997 (USA)  »

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Crash Dive: The Chase Is On  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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During the end, the submarine is in a step dive according to the exterior shots, but the sub is level in interior shots. See more »

Connections

Followed by Counter Measures (1998) 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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Worth One Sitting Only
23 December 2015 | by See all my reviews

Some endearing characters played by a few name actors make this a tolerable ride. The great Frederic Forest (Blue Duck in Lonesome Dove and Cook in Apocalypse Now) plays a USN Admiral. However, the lack of competent technical advice made the military side of this submarine action thriller hard to take. On the SSN sub Ulysses, the new XO, we are told, is the youngest in USN history, yet he has --shall we say-- limited social skills. And his immediate subordinate ( a Lt. Commander) derisively refers to him as a "college boy". Problem is ALL USN commissioned officers are college graduates. Hatches are called "doors", lieutenant commanders are called "Lieutenant ", and an ex Navy SEAL also moonlighted as a submarine designer. Prior service guys will find these mistakes--and others like them--a hoot. But if you can say "whatever" and let it ride, it will provide a decent final act for your patience.


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