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A US sub picks up Navy SEALs and receives an order for a nuke launch. Due to the circumstances of the order, the Captain refuses to fire. After escaping an attack from another US sub, the crew and SEALs take refuge on a small island.
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Series cast summary:
Andre Braugher ...  Captain Marcus Chaplin 13 episodes, 2012-2013
Scott Speedman ...  XO Sam Kendal 13 episodes, 2012-2013
Daisy Betts ...  Lieutenant Grace Shepard 13 episodes, 2012-2013
Camille De Pazzis ...  Sophie Girard 13 episodes, 2012-2013
Dichen Lachman ...  Tani Tumrenjack 13 episodes, 2012-2013
Daniel Lissing ...  James King 13 episodes, 2012-2013
Sahr Ngaujah ...  Julian Serrat 13 episodes, 2012-2013
Autumn Reeser ...  Kylie Sinclair 13 episodes, 2012-2013
Jessy Schram ...  Christine Kendal 13 episodes, 2012-2013
Robert Patrick ...  Master Chief Joseph Prosser 13 episodes, 2012-2013
Jessica Camacho ...  Pilar Cortez 10 episodes, 2012-2013
Michael Ng Michael Ng ...  Cameron Pitts 10 episodes, 2012-2013
David Rees Snell ...  Barry Hopper 9 episodes, 2012-2013
Daniel Bess ...  Lt. Chris Cahill 9 episodes, 2012-2013
Jeff Parker ...  Chief Petty Officer Davis 9 episodes, 2012-2013
Jay Karnes ...  Secretary of Defense William Curry 7 episodes, 2012
Will Rothhaar ...  Josh Brannan 7 episodes, 2012-2013
Jay Hernandez ...  Paul Wells 7 episodes, 2012
Darri Ingolfsson ...  Robert Mitchell 7 episodes, 2012-2013
Keola Kaluhiokalani Keola Kaluhiokalani ...  Villager 7 episodes, 2012-2013
Bruce Davison ...  Admiral Arthur Shepard 6 episodes, 2012-2013
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500 feet beneath the ocean's surface, the U.S. ballistic missile submarine Colorado receive their orders. Over a radio channel, designed only to be used if their homeland has been wiped out, they're told to fire nuclear weapons at Pakistan. Captain Marcus Chaplin demands confirmation of the orders only to be unceremoniously relieved of duty by the White House. XO Sam Kendal finds himself suddenly in charge of the submarine and facing the same difficult decision. When he also refuses to fire without confirmation of the orders, the Colorado is targeted, fired upon, and hit. The submarine and its crew find themselves crippled on the ocean floor, declared rogue enemies of their own country. Now, with nowhere left to turn, Chaplin and Kendal take the sub on the run and bring the men and women of the Colorado to an exotic island. Here they will find refuge, romance and a chance at a new life, even as they try to clear their names and get home. Written by ahmetkozan

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Honor in defiance.


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USA

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English

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2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Last Resort - A belső ellenség See more »

Filming Locations:

Honolulu, O'ahu, Hawaii, USA

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At the present time, 2012, there is no USS Colorado in commission with the US Navy or Coast Guard. Over the naval history of the United States, there have been three previous ships with the name USS Colorado, with a fourth presently under contract to be built and ordered, but not yet under construction or commission.
  • 1) USS Colorado (built 1856), a three-masted steam screw frigate in US Navy commission from 1858-1876;
  • 2) USS Colorado (ACR-7, built starting 1903, later renamed USS Pueblo [CA-7], before the launch of USS Colorado #3), a Pennsylvania-class armored cruiser in US Navy commission from 1905-1927;
  • 3) USS Colorado (BB-45, built starting 1919), a Colorado-class battleship in US Navy commission from 1923-1947;
  • 4) USS Colorado (SSN-788), a Virginia-class nuclear-powered fast attack submarine under construction contract awarded to Huntington Ingalls Industries in partnership with the Electric Boat division of General Dynamics, Newport News, Virginia in December 2008.
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Fast, pacey, gripping, formulaic yet thought provoking - episode 5 - an amazing ride, don't miss it
30 September 2012 | by samarkant1See all my reviews

Its a perfect set up. Brings plausibility to events you instinctively react to as not having much of a chance to come about in the real world - at least one hopes so - yet if the catastrophic eventualities were to occur, what would the world look like and how'd they be handled - questions that can be explored only in a dramatization. Its pretty much the American military stud stereotype - yet its fascinating - and leaves you impatiently waiting to see where will all this go. Where's the dividing line between sworn commitment to authority and the default recoil from it when the authority is itself athwart the principles that sanctified and established it. Makes you wonder, think and leaves you thirsting to find out more.

Episode 1 was a blockbuster. Then this thing meandered. It became more lost resort than last resort. And they got it back with episode 5. You forget the directionlessness of episodes 2, 3, 4. Every theatrical punch is delivered to perfection in 5. Its a crowning moment for a story when it is predictable but you can't wait to see it happening. Impossible odds overcome. Impeccable, unbelievably crafty negotiation. Disaster averted at the very last moment. Critics turned admirers. You enjoy an overwhelming impatience for events to unfold - you know how they will - you know its too ordered, too perfect, unquestionably artificial - what the heck - you don't spend your life on a roller coaster - you get on it to savor the short adrenalin rush - and episode 5 is one amazing ride - don't miss it.


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