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PG-13| 2 hr. 18 min.

Plot Summary
Follows Captain Alexi Vostrikov (Harrison Ford) who, at the height of the Cold War, is ordered to take over command of the nuclear missile submarine K-19, pride of the Soviet Navy. His assignment: Prepare the K-19 for sea and take her out on patrol -- no matter what the cost. But problems with the K:19 arise that may lead to a core meltdown and explosion that will certainly kill all aboard, and possibly trigger a nuclear war. Vostrikov must choose between his orders and the lives of his men.

Cast: Harrison Ford , Liam Neeson , Peter Sarsgaard , Joss Ackland , John Shrapnel , Donald Sumpter , Tim Woodward , Steve Nicholson

Director: Kathryn Bigelow

Genres: Thriller, Drama

Distributor: Paramount Pictures

K-19: The Widowmaker (2002)

Release Date: July 19th, 2002|2 hr. 18 min.

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critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    The movie gradually works its way, with quiet intelligence and apparent conviction, until there's no turning from it. An hour in, and we're on that boat. show more

  • 50
    Mike Clark USA Today

    Though this saga would be terrific to read about, it is dicey screen material that only a genius should touch. With no genius in sight, K-19 might be headed for meltdown. show more

  • 20
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Rarely has a major motion picture -- and this one is major by virtue of its misplaced ambition as well as its budget -- been afflicted by such flagrant dissonance between subject and style. show more

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