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..
To prepare to play Joe Glass, Gerard Butler also spent considerable time with several former Navy commanders to immerse themselves in their inner nature. See more »
The approach to Polyarny is said to be filled with all kinds of sensors, yet the screens in the command center indicate the ocean ground and underwater cliffs. This is only possible when using active sonar of some sort. The sensor operators will know there is an enemy submarine based the sonar sound, but no action is taken and the submarine seemingly evades all of that. See more »
Not U571- Not White House Down. Good action flick, surprisingly entertaining but not over the top. One of those movies that you know what you're getting going into, so I'm perplexed why there are so many butt hurt people expecting an academy nod type movie. Worth the watch.
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