15 certificateCrimson Tide is a Film programme that first aired in 1995 and has been classified a 15 certificate.

Crimson Tide is a 4 star programme

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Crimson Tide (1995)

Directed by
Tony Scott

This fast-paced action-thriller, slickly directed by Tony Scott and released in 1995, is superb. It follows the power struggle that erupts on board a US nuclear submarine, dividing the crew and endangering the lives of the entire world.

Captain Ramsey (Gene Hackman, pictured) finds himself at odds with his second-in-command Lt Cdr Ron Hunter (Denzel Washington, pictured) when they are put on red alert. A volatile Russian nationalist rebel has seized control of a nuclear missile base. He threatens nuclear war if either the American or the Russian governments try to stop him.

The submarine is ordered by the US to make a pre-emptive strike on the rebels. However the ship then receives a second, incomplete message, which seems to suggest that they hold off the strike. Ramsey, playing it by the book, is determined to proceed with the attack, but Hunter refuses to agree. The scene is set for a tremendous, nail-biting climax. Highly recommended.

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Genre: Film

Production Year: 1995

4/5 Stars

Classification: 15 Certificate

Filmed in Colour


Image for Denzel WashingtonDenzel Washington...Lt. Cmdr. Ron Hunter
Image for Gene HackmanGene Hackman...Capt. Frank Ramsey
Matt Craven...Lt. Roy Zimmer
George Dzundza...Chief of the Boat
Image for Viggo MortensenViggo Mortensen...Lt. Peter Ince
Image for James GandolfiniJames Gandolfini...Lt. Bobby Dougherty
Rocky Carroll...Lt. Darik Westergard
Jaime Gomez...Officer of the Deck Mahoney
Michael Milhoan...Chief of the Watch Hunsicker
Scott Burkholder...T.S.O. Billy Linkletter
Danny Nucci...Petty Officer First Class Danny Rivetti
Lillo Brancato...Petty Officer Third Class Russell Vossler
Eric Bruskotter...Bennefield
Image for Ricky SchroderRicky Schroder...Lt. Paul Hellerman
Image for Steve ZahnSteve Zahn...William Barnes