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..
This motion picture's opening title card reads: "Inspired by actual events". The phrase is also one of the picture's tag lines. However, the end credits contain the usual disclaimer that "This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places and incidents either are products of the author's imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual events or locales or persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental." See more »
The submarine used for filming has been converted to a museum. Stairs inside the submarine used for visitor access are clearly visible. The Soviet "drydock" is also identifiable as the ramp leading up to the side of the ship and not of a style appropriate for a submarine. See more »
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.
Squadron Command is insisting on the most experienced captain and crew available.
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.
You won't be sailing your boat. You'll be sailing the B-67.
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An Ocean Away
Written by Jeff Rona and Rachel Fannan
Performed by Rachel Fannan See more »
Ed Harris and William Fichtner caught in a stale submarine movie ...
I suppose "Phantom" might be passable entertainment for those submarine film completests. Other than reliable acting from Ed Harris and William Fichtner, there is little of interest here for a general audience. Especially missing is the tension that a claustrophobic film like this demands. There is virtually no character development other than Ed Harris and William Fichtner. This means that everyone else becomes a "so what". It is very easy to become detached from this type of story when sailors we know nothing about are crawling all over the submarine doing things that are not explained. To me "Phantom" seems like a missed opportunity to make a good movie, and I'll let it go at that. - MERK
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