Crimson Tide

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On a US nuclear missile sub, a young first officer stages a mutiny to prevent his trigger happy captain from launching his missiles before confirming his orders to do so.

  1. Michael Schiffer

    Screenplay, Story

  2. Richard P. Henrick


  3. Tony Scott


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  1. Denzel Washington

    Denzel Washington

    Lt. Commander Ron Hunter

  2. Gene Hackman

    Gene Hackman

    Captain Frank Ramsey

  3. Matt Craven

    Matt Craven

    Lt. Roy Zimmer, USS Alabama Communications Officer

  4. George Dzundza

    George Dzundza

    Chief of the Boat

  5. Viggo Mortensen

    Viggo Mortensen

    Lt. Peter 'WEAPS' Ince

  6. James Gandolfini

    James Gandolfini

    Lt. Bobby Dougherty

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 56m

Budget $53,000,000.00

Revenue $157,387,195.00

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Release Information

  • May 12, 1995
    R, Theatrical
  • February 4, 1998
    R, Physical
  • February 5, 2008
    R, Physical



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A review by John Chard

By John Chard

A mutiny thriller that delivers the goods wholesale.

Russian rebels have seized one of their government's nuclear missile bases and are threatening to attack the U.S.A. A patrolling US nuclear submarine is ordered to fire, but almost straight afterwards an incomplete counter order brings uncertainty. The submarine Captain and the Executive Officer come into conflict as to which order to follow, and thus the subs crew are torn as to which officer is right or wrong.

Directed by Tony Scott, one could be forgiven for thinking that Crimson Tide would be an outlandish ball of explosions and sla... read the rest.

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