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

Genres:

Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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As good as "Red October"
21 May 2000 | by ipswich-2See all my reviews

It is debatable whether one should put down this film because of its inaccurate portrayal of the book it's based on, but as a TV movie this proved very tight and and absorbing. Director David Drury has done wonders on what I assumed is a very small budget. Rutger Hauer is excellent as the Captain forced to make impromptu decisions with life and death consequences. His challenge was how to keep the pride and dignity of the Soviet people in such dire circumstances. Sadly, the Soviet captain may be revered as a hero by America but in the Soviet Union he has been labelled a villain.

Admittedly the roles of people like Martin Sheen and Max Von Sydow were much underplayed, but this is excusable considering most of the tension centered in the Soviet sub. Besides Hauer, the acting by the rest of the Soviet crew was superb. There are many submarine-based movies of late, and although I'm watching this three years late, Hostile Waters certainly has kept it's head high. I'd rank this movie as good as "The Hunt For Red October".


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