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Crimson Tide

R| 1 hr. 55 min.

Plot Summary
After the Cold War, a breakaway Russian republic with nuclear warheads becomes a possible worldwide threat. U.S. submarine Capt. Frank Ramsey (Gene Hackman) signs on a relatively green but highly recommended Lt. Cmdr. Ron Hunter (Denzel Washington) to the USS Alabama, which may be the only ship able to stop a possible Armageddon. When Ramsay insists that the Alabama must act aggressively, Hunter, fearing they will start rather than stop a disaster, leads a potential mutiny to stop him.

Cast: Denzel Washington , Gene Hackman , George Dzundza , Viggo Mortensen , James Gandolfini , Matt Craven , Lillo Brancato Jr. , Rocky Carroll

Director: Tony Scott

Genres: Thriller

Distributor: Buena Vista Pictures, Image Entertainment Inc.

Crimson Tide (1995)

Release Date: May 12th, 1995|1 hr. 55 min.

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  • The submarine drama, which opens today, has everything you could want from an action thriller and a few other things you usually can't hope to expect: an excellent script, first-rate performances and a story that has more to do with individuals than explosions. show more

  • Nothing better than boys with really big toys. Especially when the boys are men like Denzel Washington and Gene Hackman, top talents who duke it out among the nukes in the propulsively pulse-pounding undersea thriller Crimson Tide. [12May1995 Pg.01.D] show more

  • Oddly enough, Crimson Tide develops into an actors' picture, not just an action movie. There are a lot of special effects, high-tech gadgets and violent standoffs, yes, but the movie is really a battle between two wills. show more

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