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K-19: The Widowmaker

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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  • 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

  • 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

  • I don't think that a woman behind the camera necessarily affects the tenor of what is on screen, but never before have I seen a men-of-war film more notable for its psychology than its spectacle. show more

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