Crimson Tide

Crimson Tide

Director: Tony Scott Cast: Denzel Washington, Gene Hackman, George Dzundza

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Overview

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.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/05/2008
UPC: 0786936726268
Original Release: 1995
Rating: R
Source: Walt Disney Video
Region Code: ABC
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 1:56:00
Sales rank: 19,272

Special Features

Deleted scenes; "The Making of Crimson Tide"; All Access: "On the Set of Crimson Tide"; Movie Showcase: instant access to select movie scenes that showcase the ultimate in high definition picture and sound

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Denzel Washington Lt. Commander Ron Hunter
Gene Hackman Capt. Frank Ramsey
George Dzundza Cob
Viggo Mortensen Lt. Peter (Weps) Ince
James Gandolfini Lt. Bobby Dougherty
Matt Craven Lt. Roy Zimmer
Rocky Carroll Lt. Darik Westerguard
Jaime Gomez Ood Mahoney
Michael Milhoan Hunsicker
Scott Burkholder TSO Billy Linkletter
Danny Nucci Danny Rivetti
Lillo Brancato Petty Officer Third Class Russell Vossler
Eric Bruskotter Bennefield
Rick Schroder Lt. Paul Hellerman
Steve Zahn William Barnes
Christopher Birt Helmsman
Jim Boyce Diving Officer
Jacob Vargas Sonarman #2
Earl Billings Rick Marichek
Mark Christopher Lawrence Head Cook Rono
Michael Chieffo Chief Kline
Dennis Garber Fire Control Technician
Vanessa Bell Calloway Julia Hunter
Daniel Von Bargen Vladimir Radchenko
Warren Olney Anchorman
Rad Daly Lt. Comdr. Nelson
Sean O'Bryan Phone Talker
Scott Grimes Petty Officer Hilaire
Ryan Phillippe Seaman Grattam
Bob Stone Bob The Magician
Henry Mortensen Henry Ince
Chris Ellis Additional Magician
Michael D. Weatherred Radioman #1
Jason Robards President of Inquiry Board at Pearl Harbor

Technical Credits
Tony Scott Director
Pete Antico Stunts
Jerry Bruckheimer Producer
Lucas Foster Executive Producer
John Gray Special Effects
Richard P. Henrick Original Story,Screenwriter
Dream Quest Images Special Effects
William B. Kaplan Sound/Sound Designer
Rick Kline Sound/Sound Designer
Richard J. Lawrence Set Decoration/Design
Chris Lebenzon Editor
George Little Costumes/Costume Designer
Don McGovern Stunts
Michael White Production Designer
Mickey Michaels Set Decoration/Design
Mike Moder Executive Producer
James Murakami Art Director
Nick Navarro Set Decoration/Design
Jim Nickerson Stunts
Alan Oliney Stunts
Chuck Picerni Stunts
Gary Price Stunts
Martin Schaer Camera Operator
Michael Schiffer Original Story,Screenwriter
Don Simpson Producer
James W. Skotchdopole Associate Producer
Michael St. Hilaire Camera Operator
Victoria Thomas Casting
Bill Unger Executive Producer
Dianne I. Wager Art Director
Gregory H. Watkins Sound/Sound Designer
Dariusz Wolski Cinematographer
Ellen Wong Makeup
Don Woodruff Art Director
Hoyt Yeatman Special Effects
Hans Zimmer Score Composer

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Crimson Tide 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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It is the acting that truly makes this one a must see! You do not have to be a military/war films fanatic to truly enjoy it. The film is very well done so that it is not just a bunch of Naval, technical double-talk.
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