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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.

Director:

Todd Robinson

Writer:

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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Storyline

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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Taglines:

The enemy is within. See more »

Genres:

Drama | History | Thriller | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site | Official site [Japan] | See more »

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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$489,984, 13 September 2015
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Website Box Office Flops, which is "A Database Of Films That Failed At The Box Office", says of this movie: "RCR Media financed Phantom (2013) for $18 million and K5 Intl. sold foreign territories, which wasn't more than a handful of them. The submarine thriller staring Ed Harris and David Duchovny grossed just over $100k outside of the US. RCR originally tapped Sony to distribute the pic's domestic release, but RCR Media ended up self distributing Phantom (2013) in the US and went big with a 1,118 screen release - which opened to a disastrous $508,000, posting one of the worst per screen averages of all time at $454 for the weekend - placing far outside the top 10 at #23. Phantom (2013)'s theater count was reduced to 407 in its second weekend and posted an 88% decline in its second weekend with a $61,050 weekend and ended its run after just three weeks with $1,034,589. Self distributing would see RCR receive a small percentage of the gross from theater chains (Regal Cinema pays out only 34% to independent labels) and they would see back about $400k, which would barely put a dent in the modest marketing spend. Phantom (2013) went straight to video in most major markets, including the UK, Germany, Italy and Australia." See more »

Goofs

In the Soviet Union, especially in the military, people didn't refer to one another as "sirs" or "gentlemen" but "comrades". 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 »

Soundtracks

An Ocean Away
Written by Jeff Rona and Rachel Fannan
Performed by Rachel Fannan
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Thoroughly Enjoyable
30 July 2013 | by bob-rutzel-1See all my reviews

Inspired by actual events in 1968

In 1968, a Russian diesel submarine goes out for one last mission and then it will be given to the Chinese. Captain Demi (Ed Harris) believes Bruni (David Duchovny), a KGB operative, has plans to take over the ship and start a nuclear war. Bruni will use Phantom to accomplish his mission. How to stop him?

I may be dating myself, but I couldn't help thinking of Richard Widmark during this movie. This was his kind of movie and Ed Harris does an Oscar Worthy job filling in for our departed (2008) friend. Kudos.

The language was all in English, not English with broken Russian accents. That was a good move as nothing was lost in translation by doing this.

The acting by all was excellent. There was good suspense and tension with the music helping.

This was thoroughly enjoyable and the last scenes were heartfelt and very, very clever. Keep a box of Kleenex handy as you may need it. Did I mention that the last scenes were very clever?

There is a statement at the end that says in 1968 a Russian submarine went missing and all is still classified by both the Russian and American governments. (9/10)

Violence: Yes. Sex: No. Nudity: No. Language: Yes, not much though.


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