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Super Tanker (2011)

A Super Tanker is commissioned to carry a deadly cold war artifact (ICE-10, an anti-matter weapon developed from fragments brought to Earth by a meteor) and drop it in the deepest trench in the world. However the material is quite unstable and it should be contain until reach destination.

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Nate Atkins (as Nathan Atkins), Jeffery Scott Lando
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Callum Blue ... Adam Murphy
David Schofield ... Admiral
Jon Mack ... Morgan
Jacky Woo ... Jackie
Atanas Srebrev ... Col. Hanley
Velizar Binev ... Captain Spyrou
Ben Cross ... Robert Jordan
Jesse Steele ... Randall
Velislav Pavlov Velislav Pavlov ... First Mate
George Zlatarev George Zlatarev ... Plant Director (as Joro Zlatarev)
Vlado Mihailov Vlado Mihailov ... Dalton
Neil Starzynski Neil Starzynski ... Bartender
Sarah Brown ... Press Secretary
Lincoln Frager Lincoln Frager ... Reporter #1
Owen Davis ... Reporter #2
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At a top secret facility on Alaska's the North Shore, one of the darkest secrets of the Cold War remains in storage. A substance recovered from a meteor, it has the same properties of anti-matter. Called ICE-10 is a dooms day substance that if released would start a chain reaction destroying the world. Created as a weapon of last resort, it was kept in the far north where the cold helped keep it under control. The deadliness of this material becomes evident when a military plane is dispatched to bring back a small amount for testing. When the plane crashes, the material escapes and an entire town in Northern Canada is wiped out. Written by randyrabituk

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Action | Fantasy | Sci-Fi

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PG-13 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 January 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A tankhajó See more »

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Despite the filmed title being Super Tanker there is in fact no Tanker present.

The ship is in fact a Bulk Cargo Carrier designed to carry large quantity of small dry stores eg grain, ore, coal, cement etc as opposed to a Tanker which is a dedicated liquid carrier (usually of oil or petroleum products).

...yet oddly in the pre-sailing briefing the ship is correctly refered to the as a Bulk Carrier. See more »

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Adam Murphy: It's been a long time since MIT, huh?
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What a great way to cure insomnia!
29 May 2012 | by Russell62See all my reviews

Usually only I am to blame for our "B" movie choices. My wife rolls her eyes at the latest turkey I have wasted time and hard-earned money on, but this one was her idea! It really is surely one of the most preposterously bad movies ever made in the hallowed annals of bad movies. It starts out well enough, a meteor falls to earth somewhere and scientists extract "dark matter" from it. It's downhill on a roller coaster from there.

Several of the cast have a reasonable pedigree, they don't look as if they are desperate to get in any movies going. So I can't see why they bothered to show up for this dud. To be fair, some of them did their best with the atrocious script and ludicrous "psudo science" (if that's what it was) The scene where they were all frantically tapping away on their laptops trying to "reconfigure a blank install" or whatever they called it had all the tension of three friends sitting in an internet café. When one of them announced "I can't hold it much longer, we're losing field integrity," I briefly recalled the original Star Trek and half fancied Scotty should make an appearance "The engines canna take much more, Cap'n" but that would have been too much to wish for.

The characters were mostly clichés. The Chinese man, played by someone called Jacky Woo, isn't even listed on the IMDb entry for cast (probably a wise career move on his part) His English was incomprehensible to anyone other than his two team mates, and the running gag of having the head of the military unit ask "What the hell did he just say?" was funny once, but got tired with over use.

Don't worry, I won't give away the "plot" (was there one?) The super tanker in the title seemed to have been mainly stock footage with a few scenes that my wife swears were shot with a plastic model floating in a large tank.

Even so, I laughed my head off throughout and enjoyed it in a perverse sort of way. Oh, and my wife? She slept from the first appearance of the "death cloud" until the end.


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