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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.

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Donovan Marsh

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Arne Schmidt (screenplay by) (as Arne L. Schmidt), Jamie Moss (screenplay by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

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 Kola Bokinni ... McCaw
Mikey Collins ... Brickowski
Will Attenborough ... Kaplan
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Storyline

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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Courage Runs Deep See more »

Genres:

Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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UK | China | USA

Language:

Russian | English

Release Date:

26 October 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hunter Killer See more »

Filming Locations:

Bulgaria See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,653,777, 28 October 2018, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$15,767,460, 29 November 2018
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Toby Stephens also played a Navy SEAL in 13 Hours (2016). See more »

Goofs

The "Russian" destroyer can't hit ground targets with its SAM (SA-N-9). Because that's what they have launched from the VLS. The anti-surface weapons are carried in the quadruple launchers to the left and right of the bridge. But they can also only engage ships, not buildings. See more »

Quotes

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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Much better than I expected! Why all the hate?
19 December 2018 | by TheTopDawgSee all my reviews

I'm guessing all the hate is from all the political nuts reading into a film who simply can't just stop to enjoy a movie that's meant to entertain. Then there's all the wannabe critics slamming a "typical cliched and predictable" film. I'd like to see those geniuses come up with something new... I'm pretty sure there's not much left in original concept films.

A submarine film has been long overdue, and this one was surprisingly very satisfying. It was well directed by novice Donovan Marsh. Newcomer writers Arne Schmidt and Jamie Moss did a fantastic job with the screenplay. Gerard Butler and Gary Oldman nailed their roles and the rest of the cast were also on point. At 122 mins length, the pacing was excellent with the non-stop action and suspense, that time flew by. The Visuals and SFX were outstanding.

My only beef with this film was the sound editing - just terrible. From scene to scene the dialogue was either fine, or overshadowed by the loud score so much, that I could barely understand what anyone was saying. A huge flaw for a production this grand.

Nevertheless, it's an 8.5/10 rounded up to 9 from me. Don't listen to the negative reviews, no film production this big and so well cast deserves 1's. It's well worth the watch.


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