• Crimson Tide (1995)

Crimson Tide

Release Date: 1995

DVD Release Date: February 4th, 1998

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, Rocky Carroll

Director: Tony Scott

Genres: Thriller

Production Co: Hollywood Pictures

Keywords: 1990s, Tense, Quest

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Mick LaSalleSan Francisco Chronicle

    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

  • 88
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    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

  • 88
    TV Guide Magazine

    Directed by Hollywood's slickest hack, Tony Scott ("Top Gun"), with a script doctored by Quentin Tarantino--you won't need sonar to spot his contributions. show more

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Awards

Nominated Film Editing
Nominated Sound
Nominated Sound Effects Editing