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Hostile Waters (1997)

PG | | Thriller | TV Movie 26 July 1997
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In October 1986, a Soviet submarine carrying nuclear missles collides with an American nuclear submarine off the coast of Bermuda.

Director:

David Drury

Writer:

Troy Kennedy-Martin (as Troy Kennedy Martin)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rutger Hauer ... Capt. Britanov
Martin Sheen ... Aurora Skipper
Max von Sydow ... Admiral Chernavin
Colm Feore ... Pshenishny
Rob Campbell ... Sergei Preminin
Harris Yulin ... Admiral Quinn
Regina Taylor ... Lieutenant Curtis
John Rothman ... Aurora Exec. Officer
Michael Attwell ... Kuzmenko
Dominic Monaghan ... Sasha
Peter Guinness ... Vladimirov
James E. Kerr James E. Kerr ... Aznabaev
Alexis Denisof ... John Baker
William Marsh William Marsh ... Acoustics Officer
Seamus McQuade Seamus McQuade ... Helmsman
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Storyline

The True story of how an antiquated Soviet Project 667a "Yankee" Class Submarine, K-219 collides with a Hunter Killer "Los Angeles" Class American submarine causing a leakage in the K-219's missile bays, almost leading to nuclear meltdown in it's reactors off the shores of Bermuda. Written by Naashak

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Taglines:

We were seconds from death and we didn't know it.

Genres:

Thriller

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Rated PG for language and peril | See all certifications »

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Country:

France | Germany | UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 July 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aguas turbulentas See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Eastman Kodak)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

John Rothman, who plays the Aurora Executive Officer, wears a name badge marked "J.J. Gordon". This is the name of the film's dialog coach, who also played the bearded "Officer Four" seen in the Russian naval headquarters sequences. See more »

Goofs

At least two of the American cities shown on the map in the Russian sub are misspelled in Russian. Boston is spelled as if it were pronounced "Voston" (using a Russian "B" instead of a "b"), and Philadelphia is missing the initial "Ph". See more »

Quotes

Vladimirov: Captain, I think you should stop asking Pshenishny how things are in Moscow. I think it upsets him.
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Connections

Referenced in K-19: The Widowmaker (2002) See more »

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great script, great movie
25 November 2005 | by alex_tinajeroSee all my reviews

Although a limited budget film, what makes this movie so relevant is the soviet point of view, and a struggle from the crew, and certain naval staff to prevent an exponential catastrophe.

Compared to K19, Hostile Waters plot is way better and may have been a huge hit if produced in the way K19 was done. It's based on true facts and really shows how "small" people can make a real difference when knowing what to fight for.

It's more technical than any other submarine movies, and in the beginning it details all the compartments which is relevant to understand as the movie goes along.

I really liked this movie, and considered one of my best - if you oversee the production limitations.


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