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Crimson Tide [DVD] [Widescreen]

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  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • When Russian rebels gain control of nuclear weapons in the USSR, the United States retaliates by deploying the USS Alabama, a nuclear submarine commanded by Captain Frank Ramsey (Gene Hackman). Veteran soldier and Naval legend Ramsey selects Lt. Commander Ron Hunter (Denzel Washington)--a Harvard graduate who prefers using brains over weapons--as his Executive Officer. While submerged, the Alabama is attacked by a Russian sub and loses radio contact just as an order is being transmitted from headquarters. Old Navy dog Ramsey firmly believes that the interrupted transmission ends with an order to fire their nuclear missiles at the Russian rebels. Hunter, desperate to avoid starting World War III, is determined to re-establish radio contact and act only after complete orders are received. Without the second-in-command's agreement, the missiles cannot be launched, and soon Ramsey and Hunter are engaged in a tense battle of wills, forcing the crew to choose sides. In the tradition of TOP GUN and TRUE ROMANCE, director Tony Scott keeps the tension running high in this fast-paced military thriller. Hackman scores as the tradition-bound Ramsey, and Washington is superb as the thoughtful young officer who feels compelled to take a stand against his superior.
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 13679

  • Credits
    Denzel Washington, Gene Hackman, Eugene Alder, Viggo Mortensen, George Dzundza, Matt Craven, James Gandolfini, Rocky Carroll, Jaime P. Gomez, Danny Nucci, Rick Schroder, Ricky Schroder, Steve Zahn, Jason Robards, Jason Robards, Chris Ellis
  • Critic Reviews
    "...[A] propulsively pulse-pounding undersea thriller....[A] supersonic race against the clock..." -- 3 1/2 out of 4 stars
    USA Today

    Ranked #8 in Entertainment Weekly's "10 Best Movies of 1995" -- "...Riveting....The two actors keep working to top each other's fury..."
    Entertainment Weekly

    "...Skillfully crafted to maximize visual excitement and dramatic fireworks....An exciting, efficient, straight-ahead thriller..."
    Variety

    "...A cracking good piece of popular entertainment....Capped by taut performances by stars Denzel Washington and Gene Hackman and a brisk job of direction by Tony Scott..."
    Los Angeles Times

    "...It's clever....It's also daring....This is the rare kind of war movie that not only thrills people while they're watching it, but invites them to leave the theater actually discussing the issues..."
    Chicago Sun-Times

    4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]his tense, well-handled pot-boiler brings out the very best in its two leads."
    Ultimate DVD

    4 stars out of 5 -- "CRIMSON TIDE is a brooding and claustrophobic thriller..."
    Ultimate DVD

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