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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.

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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Inspired by actual events. 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

Exterior and On board scenes took place on and in the former Foxtrot class B-39 soviet submarine which is a museum ship at the Maritime Museum of San Diego in San Diego, California. 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 Star Trek: The Mirror Frontier (2017) See more »

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An Ocean Away
Written by Jeff Rona and Rachel Fannan
Performed by Rachel Fannan
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Great submarine movie if you have studied sub warfare during the cold war
14 September 2013 | by coolfatdogSee all my reviews

This movie takes some sensitive subject matter, dresses it up a bit so that it won't make the Russians mad, and lets the characters make the essential points for the understanding of the components of this mission. This isn't a pretty picture with flashing lights - instead, it is filmed inside an old Russian sub. The cramped spaces, the original equipment, and the difficulty of movement by the crew are as real as can be.

If you're thinking about watching this, you MAY want to read a summary of the K-129 disappearance in the Pacific in 1968. If you want to skip this and just watch, fine. The storyline covers a very dangerous time in the late sixties. There is proof, or anecdotal proof, of everything in the movie that may seem frightening to the viewer. This isn't just some script - it is a carefully-worded narrative that lets the view in on some pretty scary stuff. The ending takes an unusual turn - I love it when the director actually thinks up a new type of ending to a sub movie. My compliments.

For all of us who can't get enough of sub books and movies, this one was a 10. I'll bet the rentals on this one will rise quickly. I watched it four times in two weeks. Thoroughly enjoyed it each time.


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