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Hunter Killer (2018)

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An untested American submarine captain teams with U.S. Navy Seals to rescue the Russian president, who has been kidnapped by a rogue general.


Donovan Marsh


Arne Schmidt (screenplay by) (as Arne L. Schmidt), Jamie Moss (screenplay by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ethan Baird Ethan Baird ... Sonar 3
Jacob Scipio ... Sonar 2
Dempsey Bovell Dempsey Bovell ... Sonar 1
Corey Johnson ... Captain
Adam James ... Captain Forbes
Common ... RA John Fisk
Henry Goodman ... Senator from Illinois
Colin Stinton ... Senator from Iowa
Gary Oldman ... CJCS Charles Donnegan
Gerard Butler ... Captain Joe Glass
Carter MacIntyre ... XO Brian Edwards
Shane Taylor ... TMC Turner
Kola Bokinni ... McCaw
Mikey Collins ... Brickowski
Will Attenborough ... Kaplan


A U.S. submarine, the USS Tampa Bay, vanishes while shadowing a Russian Akula-class submarine in the Arctic. Rear Admiral John Fisk sends a Virginia-class submarine, the USS Arkansas, under the command of newly-promoted and unorthodox Commander Joe Glass to investigate. At the same time, a Navy SEAL team under the command of Lieutenant Bill Beaman is sent in to discreetly observe a Russian naval base. When they arrive at the naval base, they witness defense minister Dmitri Durov conducting a coup d'etat and taking Russian President Zakarin prisoner, and swiftly realize that Durov intends to trigger a war..

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Start a Battle to Stop a War See more »


Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and some language | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


The DSRV (Deep Submergence Rescue Vehicle) "Mystic" in this film is the same DSRV from The Hunt for Red October. Operational in 1977 she was retired in 2008 and donated to the Naval Undersea Museum. See more »


The port of Polyarny does not lie at the end of a long, narrow inlet but rather on the western side of Kola Bay which is at least a mile wide at that point. See more »


Captain Joe Glass: I know you speak English
[first lines]
Captain Andropov: Fuck You
Captain Andropov: [dryly] Well... that's a start
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A Masterpiece, brutally shot down by hypocritical reviews
2 March 2019 | by EngineerSahabSee all my reviews

I believe all those critics out there who panned this action flick could not fathom the thought that normal human beings can pull off a heroic act. I guess they are cool with bunch of lab experiments saving the world again and again despite all the differences but when the same feat is pulled off by normal looking characters who happen to be well trained officers then it all of a sudden becomes outlandish. Yes, we indeed have seen a lot of rescue missions but what makes this so different is that very few were pulled off by brave men from both sides (obviously enemies of each other by worldly rules) for the right cause. Off course this doesn't happen in real life, but seriously were you here to witness a documentary on war? No offense to anyone but I believe there is a certain group out there lobbying against this guy, I don't know for what reason, but this surely is very unprofessional to allow your personal grudges creep into the professional front.

There is nothing wrong with this flick except for the hypocritical reviews that made it a box office disaster!

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Release Date:

26 October 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Bulgaria See more »


Box Office


$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,653,777, 28 October 2018

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos



Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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