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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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Storyline

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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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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Trivia

The submarine that ties up along side K-19 and rescues the crew, appears to be an Oberon Class (British Royal Navy class name, may differ elsewhere) diesel submarine with the sonar dome near the bow removed. See more »

Goofs

The US Navy helicopter flying around the K-19 is a Sikorsky S-58T, which had its first flight on 19 August 1970, about 9 years after the incident had taken place. In fact, this is not a Sikorsky S-58T but is a UH-24 which is a variant of the S-58T. The S-58T is the Civilian designator for this bird. Also, the S-58T ended production in 1970. It first entered service in 1954 so therefore COULD have (and actually Would have) been the helicopter used to scout the K-19. See more »

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[first lines]
Capt. Mikhail Polenin: All compartments: report readiness!
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Referenced in Game k n b?: Episode dated 15 March 2007 (2007) See more »

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Anything But Autumn
Written by Aleksejwitsch Karasjow
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Much better than I expected
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I rented this DVD for a little diversion, in spite of the bad buzz and the word "flop" attached. I thought it was a very good movie, very suspenseful and interesting. I don't nitpick about things like accents with films, just try to enjoy them. I agree with the majority of posters here, it is well worth your time.


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