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K-19: The Widowmaker (19-Jul-2002)

Director: Kathryn Bigelow

Writers: Christopher Kyle; Louis Nowra

Keywords: Action/Adventure, Submarine, Nuclear Accident, Cold War, Russia

The crew of a Soviet nuclear submarine on its maiden voyage must avert disaster when their vessel malfunctions.

Soviet nuclear submarine K-19, first of its kind in the Communist superpower, heads out on its maiden voyage in 1961, commanded by ultra-patriotic Captain Alexi Vostrikov and determined to produce a show of force against the United States at the height of the Cold War. Vostrikov ignores demoted ex-commander Mikhail Polenin's repeated warnings about the ship's unfinished state, leading to an intense showdown aboard the vessel when a malfunction threatens to discharge its payload and ignite World War III.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Joss Ackland
29-Feb-1928   White Mischief
Harrison Ford
13-Jul-1942   Han Solo in Star Wars
Liam Neeson
7-Jun-1952   Rob Roy, Gangs of New York
Peter Sarsgaard
7-Mar-1971   Shattered Glass
Peter Stebbings
28-Feb-1971   Alvin Klein on The Listener


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