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K-19: The Widowmaker (2002)
Front Cover Actor
Sam Spruell
Peter Stebbings
Christian Camargo
Roman Podhora
Sam Redford
Steve Nicolson
Liam Neeson
Ravil Issyanov
Tim Woodward
Lex Shrapnel
Movie Details
Genre Thriller
Director Kathryn Bigelow
Language English
Audience Rating PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Country USA
Color Color
Based on an incident that was officially suppressed for 28 years, K-19: The Widowmaker is a fine addition to the "sub-genre" of submarine thrillers. The first major American film about Russian cold war heroes, it re-creates the nightmare endured in 1961 by the crew of the Soviet nuclear submarine K-19, when an exposed reactor core nearly resulted in a nuclear catastrophe. Several crewmen died, and K-19's captain (played by Harrison Ford) had to assert his command when near-mutiny favored his executive officer (Liam Neeson). This escalating tension gives the film its potent dramatic thrust, and both Ford and Neeson deliver intense performances while director Kathryn Bigelow (Near Dark, Strange Days) ably controls a sub full of seething testosterone. It's not as viscerally thrilling as the classic Das Boot or U-571, and some K-19 survivors protested the inclusion of inauthentic drinking scenes, but the movie benefits from grand-scale production values, seamless computer graphics, and a compelling real-life twist. --Jeff Shannon
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 210
Collection Status In Collection
Links Amazon US
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
UPC (Barcode) 097363402169
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1