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Hostile Waters

  • 1996
  • David Drury
  • 91 mins

Summary

Thriller, based on a true story, starring Rutger Hauer and Martin Sheen. October, 1986: a Russian nuclear submarine is seriously damaged when it collides with an American vessel off the coast of Bermuda, an incident that threatens to upset the delicate peace talks between the two countries.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

A heavyweight cast gives this real-life submarine disaster story a sheen of class, even though the script plays fast and loose with the facts. The setting is the Ronald Reagan era, when a Russian sub collided with an American one off the coast of Bermuda. This film traces the heroic attempts of the Soviet crew to repair their badly damaged craft, while the US worried about a potential nuclear catastrophe. Rutger Hauer, Martin Sheen and Max von Sydow head the top-notch cast, and director David Drury keeps the tension high throughout.

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Credits

Cast

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Captain BritanovRutger Hauer
Aurora SkipperMartin Sheen
Admiral ChernavinMax von Sydow
Sergei PremininRob Campbell
Admiral QuinnHarris Yulin
Lieutenant CurtisRegina Taylor

Crew

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DirectorDavid Drury

Details

Languages
English
Guidance
Edited for some of its swearing.
Available on
video
Formats
Colour
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