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

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 ... 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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WW III See more »

Genres:

Drama | History | Thriller | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence | See all certifications »

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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

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 Jeff Rona: Scoring Phantom (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

An Ocean Away
Written by Jeff Rona and Rachel Fannan
Performed by Rachel Fannan
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User Reviews

 
Ed Harris and William Fichtner caught in a stale submarine movie ...
18 August 2013 | by merklekranzSee all my reviews

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 March 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Phantom 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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