Crimson Tide

Crimson Tide

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In the midst of a global crisis, the USS Alabama receives an unconfirmed order to launch its nuclear missiles. The tension quickly rises as the sub's respected commander and his brilliant executive officer clash over the validity of their orders, battling each other for control of the sub.
Publisher: [United States] : Hollywood Pictures Home Video ; [Burbank, Calif. : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Video, [n.d.]
ISBN: 9781558907843
155890784X
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (116 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

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Reading_Right
Aug 04, 2017

Um... Can I give it a negative rating??
Archaic and completely absurd. Thinly veiled Leftist Propaganda (i.e. A Hollywood movie.), but with what's happened with the Internet over the past 2 decades, it should be outrageously transparent, even to the masses. e.g. CNN opens and closes the film, as the Trustworthy, Hard Hitting, Truthful news source. LOL! My favorite bit: High Ranking people in the Military get their info & find out what's happening with a brewing war conflict between the USSR & the US, from CNN on TV!! LMAO! (This during the collapse of Communist Russia. Of course, the people trying to topple Communism are the Bad Guys. Big Surprise...) Other favorite bit, during opener:
"3 Most powerful men in the world:
>President of the US
>General Secretary of the U.S.S.R.
>Nuclear Submarine Captain." Oops. Well, actually, it turns out it's really his XO!! : P
Does ANYBODY need to be told how phony EVERY situation in this film was, from beginning to end?? There are NO screaming matches like that in command, in the Military, let alone physical confrontations between officers. Duh. The Captain IS in charge, & EVERYONE knows it. He wouldn't feel his position threatened, nor would it be challenged, let alone in a combat situation. We're also supposed to believe that a 35+ yr Captain, would HAVE to, let alone stoop to, screaming at his XO to "Shut the F... UP!", and in front of his men!! LOL!!! The people that write this stuff are just liars with an agenda. Duh. How insane can Hollywood get? This movie also has ALL the prerequisites of EVERY Hollywood Submarine film, from the "Sonar Hunting, Shhh. BE QUIET!" scene, where someone screws up and creates noise, to the "Power Loss, Diving out of control to the Limits of Implosion" scene. Yawn. Zzzzzzzzz

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lukasevansherman
Jun 19, 2016

It's called "Crimson Tide" because the sub is the Alabama. Enjoyable Cold War submarine thriller with Denzel Washington and Gene Hackman in a heavyweight acting showdown. The real winner? The audience. Almost all of the film takes place on the sub. You will be reminded of "The Hunt for Red October" more than once. The supporting cast includes Viggo Mortensen, a pre-"Sopranos" James Gandolfini, and, in his first role, Ryan Phillipe. Director Tony Scott would work with Hackman again on "Enemy of the State" and with Denzel on a bunch of movies, including "Man on Fire" and "Unstoppable," which was Scott's last film before his death. Roll tide!

BookReviewer2015 Nov 08, 2014

One of the best thrillers of the 1990s!

Frighteningly realistic!

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