Crimson Tide

Synopsis: When some Russian rebels takes control of some ICBM's, the Americans mobilize. Among the vessels sent is the nuclear sub, the Alabama. But before they leave they need a new X.O. and among the choices is Commander Hunter, who hasn't seen much action. But the ship's Captain, Ramsey OK's him. While on the way, there was an incident and Hunter disagreed with how Ramsey handled it, it's evident that Ramsey doesn't think much of Hunter because Hunter was college educated while Ramsey worked his way up. They're given orders to attack but when they were in the process of receiving another order, the ship's communications were damaged, so the entire message was not received. Ramsey decides to continue with their previous order while Hunter wants to reestablish contact first. That's when the two men butt heads that ends with Hunter relieving Ramsey. Later when some men die, some of the officers feel that Hunter is not up to the task so they team up to retake control. But Hunter has taken precaut
Director(s): Tony Scott
Production: Buena Vista Internationa
  Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 5 wins & 6 nominations.
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116 min

This is Richard Valeriani

reporting live...

for CNN from the French

aircraft carrier Foch...

somewhere in the Mediterranean.

Six days ago,

as the rebellion in Chechnya...

spread to the neighboring Caucasus

republics, the Russian president...

ordered massive bombing strikes

against rebel positions...

around Rutul and Belokany.

Appalled at the loss of human life,

the President of the United States...

joined by the French president

and the British prime minister...

suspended all foreign aid

to Russia.

Ultranationalist leader

Vladimir Radchenko...

denounced the U.S. Pressure

as an act of war...

against the Russian Republic

and Russian sovereignty.

Denouncing his own president

as a U.S. Puppet...

he called on the Russian people

to join him in revolt.

He said, "This brutish and hypocritical

American intervention...

will not go unanswered."

On Tuesday, at 10:00

in the morning Moscow time...

the Russian parliament was suspended

and martial law was declared.

With the government in crisis,

the Russian Republic...

was entering into what can only

be described as a state of civil war.

Then yesterday at dawn,

Radchenko and rebel forces...

seized the region around Vladivostok,

including a naval base...

and a nuclear missile base

housing Russian ICBMs.

As regular Russian military forces

move in to encircle Radchenko...

allied military forces

are in a state of high alert.

These French planes

taking off behind me...

have been deployed near the Caucasus

since the beginning of the crisis...

and a crisis which started

in the Caucasus

has now spread to the Far East...

and appears to be turning into the worst

standoff since the Cuban missile crisis.

This is Richard Valeriani

reporting live for CNN...

from the French aircraft carrier Foch,

somewhere in the Mediterranean.


- I can't hear you.

- [Screaming] Abracadabra!

[Children Exclaiming]

I need a volunteer

from the audience.

- [Kids] Me! Me!

- Me, me, me!

A brave volunteer.

[Kids] Me! Me! Me!


Preferably somebody who was born

on October 18...

nineteen hundred and ninety.

That's you, honey. That's you.

[Magician] Over here? Over here?

Ahh! You must be the birthday girl.

- What's your name?

- Robin.

[TV] Russian ultranationalist leader,

backed by his rebel army...

threatened nuclear attack

on the United States and Japan.

The threats come as a response

to U.S. Involvement in Chechnya...

and are not considered idle.

Now sit on the board.

And tell me, Robin,

do you believe in magic?

- Where'd he go?

- Good. Because if you believe...

- I'll get him.

- We can suspend you in the air...

- Be right back.

- Without the help of a flying carpet.

Meeting in an emergency session...

You'll miss your daughter's levitation.

While the President is sequestered

with his joint chiefs of staff.

[Automatic Gunfire]

That footage was taken yesterday,

but half an hour ago...

surrounded by hostile forces,

rebel leader Vladimir Radchenko...

Maybe it's not as bad as it looks.

- [Phone Rings]

- Threatened to use nuclear arms

on the United States and Japan...

should anyone, including the Russian

Army, attempt to move in on him.

[Ringing Continues]

- Based on the history of this man...

- [Pager Beeps]

- This can't be viewed as an idle threat.

- [Beeper Continues]

- Sander Vanocur standing by...

- It is.

Commander Hunter.

[Thunder Rumbling]

- [Classical]

- Annapolis.

Five patrols on fast attacks.

Two on boomers;

one as X.O.

- [Continues]

- Hmm.

A year at...

Excuse me. Harvard?

I talked to your former C.O.

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Michael Schiffer

Michael Schiffer is an American screenwriter, video game writer and film producer. Schiffer is known for such films and video games as Colors, Lean on Me, Crimson Tide, The Four Feathers, The Peacemaker and Call of Duty. more…

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