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On the Beach (TV Movie 2000) Poster

(2000 TV Movie)

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The "caterpillar drive" for nuclear submarines exists only in the imaginations of Tom Clancy (from "Hunt for Red October") and the screenwriters of the Australian remake of "On The Beach."
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The Los Angeles class submarine in this movie uses a "caterpillar" (silent) drive as was used by the Soviet submarine Red October in The Hunt for Red October (1990).
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The film takes place in 2007.
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Rachel Ward and Bryan Brown are husband and wife in real life. This marks their fourth on-screen collaboration.
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Released only a few months after another TV remake of a late 50s/ early 60s nuclear thriller, Stephen Frears' adaptation of Sidney Lumet's film, Fail-Safe (1964).
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Bill Hunter who stars as the PM of Australia, was in the original on the beach as an uncredited swimming double. Bill Hunter's appears as an uncredited swimming double. And Hunter claimed that he was inspired to take up acting after watching one of the leads (variously claimed to be either Gregory Peck or Fred Astaire) do 27 takes of a scene, and thinking he could do better.
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