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Phantom (2013)

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The haunted Captain of a Soviet submarine holds the fate of the world in his hands. Forced to leave his family behind, he is charged with leading a covert mission cloaked in mystery.

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Todd Robinson

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Todd Robinson

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ed Harris ... Demi
David Duchovny ... Bruni
William Fichtner ... Alex
Lance Henriksen ... Markov
Johnathon Schaech ... Pavlov
Jason Beghe ... Dr. Semak
Dagmara Dominczyk ... Sophi
Derek Magyar ... Garin
Sean Patrick Flanery ... Tyrtov
Jason Gray-Stanford ... Sasha
Julian Adams ... Bavenod
Kip Pardue ... Yanis
Jordan Bridges ... Sonar Operator
Jacob Witkin Jacob Witkin ... Priest
Matt Bushell ... Sentry
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The Cold War has cast an ominous chill over the entire globe, and when a Soviet submarine targets the U.S. Navy's Pacific fleet for nuclear attack, it appears that the final battle has begun. But Captain Dmitri Zubov has a choice - one that could pull the world back from the brink of annihilation. Meanwhile, it begins to seem as if other forces are at work on Captain Zubov's submarine. Now, in the depths of the South Pacific, Captain Zubov will fight to reconcile his past in order to ensure that there will be a future. Not just for him, but for every man, woman, and child on the planet..

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Drama | History | Thriller | War

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Trivia

The picture is apparently loosely based on actual real-life events regarding the sinking in 1968 of the Russian submarine the K-129. The Wikipedia website states: "K-129 was a Project 629A (NATO reporting name Golf-II) diesel-electric powered submarine of the Soviet Pacific Fleet, one of six Project 629 strategic ballistic missile submarines attached to the 15th Submarine Squadron based at Rybachiy Naval Base, Kamchatka, commanded by Rear Admiral Rudolf A. Golosow. In January 1968, the 15th Submarine Squadron was part of the 29th Ballistic Missile Division at Rybachiy, commanded by Admiral Viktor A. Dygalo. K-129's commander was Captain First Rank V.I. Kobzar. K-129 carried hull number 722 on her final deployment during which she sank on 8 March 1968. It was one of four mysterious submarine disappearances in 1968; the others being the Israeli submarine INS Dakar, the French submarine Minerve (S647) and the US submarine USS Scorpion (SSN-589). The Soviet Navy deployed a huge flotilla of ships to search for her but never found her wreck. The United States attempted to recover the boat in 1974 in a secret Cold War-era effort named Project Azorian. The vessel's position 4.8 kilometres (3.0 mi) below the surface was the greatest depth from which an attempt had been made to raise a ship. The cover story used was that the salvage vessel was engaged in commercial manganese nodule mining." See more »

Goofs

At the wedding of the crewman before the mission, the priest invokes "Theodokos and all his saints." Theodokos is the Mother of God, the Virgin Mary. Theo + dokos - God-bearer. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Demi: My crew has just returned from 76 days at sea. The Americans are massing naval assets in the Pacific. There must be a dozen boats better rested.
Markov: Squadron Command is insisting on the most experienced captain and crew available.
Demi: I'm being retired, remember? You should know that. Your signature is all over the transfer. Even if I wasn't, my boat will be in dry dock for months.
Markov: You won't be sailing your boat. You'll be sailing the B-67.
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Connections

Referenced in Phantom: Facing the Apocalypse -Making Phantom (2013) See more »

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Ja Milogo
Written by Alex Kharlamov
Performed by Alex Kharlamov and Anastasia Nemirovich-Danchecnko
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Phantom!
10 November 2013 | by tptouchdownSee all my reviews

Very well acted, with a great cast. If you are fan of Red October you will like this movie. The sub plot about the captain was unnecessary. Ed Harris does a great job in delivering his character.

Story is well told, although not new. I am surprised that this didn't do better in general release. William Fitchner should also be pointed out as an actor who always delivers good character roles.

I like the fact that they didn't try to have the actors deliver lines in broken Russian/English. We didn't need to hear bad accents to believe that this is a Russian boat. They didn't try to make the characters appear more 'Russian' by giving into stereo types.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 March 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Фантом See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$508,000, 3 March 2013

Gross USA:

$1,034,589

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,197,759
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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