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K-19: The Widowmaker (2002)

PG-13 | | Drama, History, Thriller | 19 July 2002 (USA)
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When Russia's first nuclear submarine malfunctions on its maiden voyage, the crew must race to save the ship and prevent a nuclear disaster.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Dmitri
... Kuryshev
... Pavel
Roman Podhora ... Lapinsh
Sam Redford ... Vasily
... Demichev
... Capt. Mikhail Polenin
... Suslov
... Partonov
... Kornilov
... Leonid
... Anton (as Kristen Holden-Ried)
... Sergei
... Kiklidze
... Maxim
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The story of USSR's first nuclear ballistic submarine, which suffered a malfunction in its nuclear reactor on its maiden voyage in the North Atlantic in 1961. The submarine's crew, led by the unyielding Captain Alexi Vostrikov, races against time to prevent a Chernobyl-like nuclear disaster which threatens not only the lives of his crew, but has the potential to ignite a world war between the super powers. Written by Anonymous

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Fate has found its hero.

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Drama | History | Thriller | War

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Rated PG-13 for disturbing images | See all certifications »

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K*19: The Widowmaker  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,778,459, 21 July 2002, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$35,168,966

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$65,716,126
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The director and producers of K-19 were the first Western civilians ever allowed inside the Russian naval base at the Kola Peninsula. See more »

Goofs

Reactor Officer Vadim Radtchenko says that the accident may trigger a "Thermonuclear" explosion. This is impossible because Thermonuclear explosion is a nuclear Fusion (fusing Hydrogen atoms into Helium and thus releasing energy) and obviously the nuclear reactor in the submarine is based on nuclear Fission (breaking Uranium atoms thus releasing energy). See more »

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Capt. Mikhail Polenin: All compartments: report readiness!
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Featured in K-19: It's in the Details (2002) See more »

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War Agitato
Written by Jack Shaindlin
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Intense
5 August 2003 | by See all my reviews

This film reminded me more of "Glory" than of "Hunt for Red October" or "Das Boot." The men sacrificed themselves not for The State or some ideology, but for each other, their fellow men & their leader. You know, most of us can't change the world. In a million years, whatever we do won't make a bit of difference anyway. It's the small things--one person, one moment, one action--that really count. That's what this story said to me. Besides it's more exciting than all the shooting, car crashing, exploding movies out there.


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