Crimson Tide

Crimson Tide (Tony Scott, 1995)

The title might be the worst thing about Tony Scott’s 1995 film. I dislike war films; and I especially dislike submarine films (claustrophobia). I’ve never seen Das Boot. But I really got into this one. I spose that’s down to the particular genius of Tony Scott. But I’ve never seen a film with Gene Hackman in it I didn’t admire; I think immediately of two which are superb:The Conversation, and The French Connection. Such presence! Acts Denzel off the screen here. And a young Viggo Mortensen. James Gandolfini shows promise.

On a U.S. 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.

Denzel Washington, Gene Hackman, Matt Craven, George Dzundza, Viggo Mortensen, James Gandolfini

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