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.
We were seconds from death and we didn't know it.
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Had an unusually high budget for a one off made for TV drama at the time (approx. $5 million) hence this being a BBC/HBO co-production with additional assistance from a German production company. The budget, whilst significant, was well used by the production team who utilised some dormant sets from previous productions to give the film a cinematic look belying it's TV movie roots. See more
The Admiral addresses a Lieutenant Commander in the situation room as "Lieutenant." See more
Good Morning Pshenishny. You smell wonderful today. Are you wearing aftershave?
[as he walks away
How are things in Moscow?
Referenced in K-19: The Widowmaker