The American submarine USS Concorde is dramatically lost at sea and the few surviving crew members report that the submarine was blown apart by a torpedo containing a sophisticated computer virus. This virus killed the submarine's computer system, leading to the underwater ship being impossible to control. Jim Phelps and his team of agents get the mission to find the virus program which sunk the Concorde, so that an antidote program can be created. They moreover have to find the virus's creators, and put them out of the virus creating business for good.
Did You Know?
The underwater scenes of the Concord are obviously not a new nuclear sub, they appear to have been taken from Ice Station Zebra (1968). See more
Mr. Phelps tells Admiral Sheppard that his retinas were burned due to radiation from an atomic blast. Radiation is not what burns retinas during an atomic blast; intense light does. See more
Admiral Edgar Sheppard
[after dropping distress beacon with virus into the ocean