No-nonsense combat veteran Captain Frank Ramsey (Gene Hackman) and his newly-instated first officer Ron Hunter (Danzel Washington) are caught in the middle of a global crisis. On board a nuclear submarine, they're heading for Russia where radical nationalists are threatening to start World War III. But when they receive an unverified message to launch their missiles, Ramsey and Hunter clash over the validity of the orders. With nuclear holocaust close at hand, mutiny erupts on the sub - pitting the entire crew against each other in a showdown that will decide the fate of the world.
Tense, Chilling, Superb
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Gene Hackman as the Captain ("I'm Captain of this boat. NOW SHUT THE **** UP!") and Denzel Washington as XO ("In my humble opinion, in the nuclear world, the true enemy is war itself") play off each other with an electric energy throughout this film. With real tension throughout, this film is worth watching again and again.