Crimson Tide (1995)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Matt Craven Lt. Roy Zimmer
George Dzundza Cob
James Gandolfini Lt. Bobby Dougherty
Gene Hackman Capt. Frank Ramsey
Viggo Mortensen Lt. Peter (Weps) Ince
Danny Nucci Danny Rivetti
Warren Olney Anchorman
Rick Schroder Lt. Paul Hellerman
Denzel Washington Lt. Commander Ron Hunter
Steve Zahn William Barnes
Movie Details
Genre Action; Adventure; Drama
Director Tony Scott
Producer Lucas Foster; Bill Unger
Writer Michael Schiffer
Studio Disney / Buena Vista
Language English
Audience Rating R
Running Time 115 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Two leaders with different philosophies about battle and leadership wage war with each other in this tense military thriller. Capt. Frank Ramsey (Gene Hackman) is the commanding officer of a nuclear submarine, the U.S.S. Alabama. Ramsey is a distinguished veteran near the end of his career, and he leads his men with an iron hand; as he puts it, "We're here to preserve democracy, not to practice it." Ramsey is assigned a new second-in-command, Lt. Cmmdr. Ron Hunter (Denzel Washington); Hunter is much younger than Ramsey, Harvard educated, and believes the goal of the military in the nuclear age is to prevent war, not fight it. While at sea, word reaches the Alabama that a splinter group of Russian forces have seized missile silos, and the ship is put on red alert. The Alabama has orders to fire, but as it is receiving a new incoming order the radio malfunctions. It's Ramsey's contention that an order is an order and they are to move forward with the attack, while Hunter feels if there is any question at all about their mission, they should wait until they can receive further instruction, with Hunter going so far as to threaten mutiny against Ramsey if the missile strike is carried out. Quentin Tarantino and Robert Towne both contributed to the screenplay without credit. — Mark Deming
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Index 167
Collection Status In Collection
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Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 2.35:1 Color
Layers Single side, Single layer
UPC 717951000149
Chapters 32
Release Date 5/27/2003
Subtitles Spanish
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Stereo
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
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