K-19

K-19

The Widowmaker

DVD - 2002
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Captain Vostrikov, a Russian naval officer has being given command of the Soviet Union's first nuclear submarine, K-19, at the height of the Cold War in 1961. The vessel's executive officer Captain Polenin asserts that the flagship is not yet ready for deployment. But, political pressure forces Vostrikov to sail his crew into the North Atlantic anyway, for a missile fire test that serves as a warning to the U.S. The test is a success, but a leak in the K-19's cooling system soon threatens the nuclear payload.
Publisher: Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Pictures, c2002
ISBN: 9780792182061
0792182065
9780792185345
079218534X
Branch Call Number: DVD K-NINET
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (137 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: K-nineteen
Widowmaker

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booksmile
Nov 05, 2015

Harrison Ford plays a detestable character and the movie is a trainwreck (submarine-wreck?) of a story.

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IV27HUjg
Sep 15, 2015

Considering I was this when it first came out, the second viewing & distance from it, I've come to appreciate the story much more. Glad I gave it a second look.

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Ron@Ottawa
Jan 21, 2013

This film by Kathryn Bigelow has flaws. For example the about-face of the ex-captain under command of the one played for Ford happened too quickly and unexplicably to be credible. However, despite loopholes in the plot this is a very well done drama within the tight confine of a nuclear submarine. Recommended for those with an interest in the cold war era, and a grippling drama.

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tj_is_cool
Jan 21, 2011

Fairly entertaining. Not as good as Criminson Tide or Hunt for Red October.

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Spillie
May 05, 2010

Enjoyed the movie but found the accent(s) distracting as they switched on and off and changed throughout the movie.

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