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K-19: The Widowmaker
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- "The Making of K-19"
- 3 featurettes: Exploring the Craft, Breaching the Hull, It's in the Details
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To those historic critics who try to rip up every attempt Hollywood makes to tell a story, I have this to say: Sad as it may be, but if I had not seen "Schindler's List," I would not have as much an appreciation for the Holocaust. I don't read much history, so if Hollywood with it's jaded glitz & glamour can emotionally move me to appreciate a moment of history, then so be it! And speaking of important moment's of history, you should check out "Uprising," another great historic drama that deserves attention (about the Jewish ghetto uprising).
At any rate, now for why I give K-19 five stars. I enjoyed the drama, the tension, the cast, and the story. It's that simple.Read more ›
The story is based on a Cold War event kept secret for decades. It's 1961, and the Soviet's first atomic powered ballistic missile submarine, the K-19, is scheduled for an operational shakedown cruise in the North Atlantic. The USSR wants to show the United States that the latter is not the only world power with waterproof big guns, so to speak, seeing as how the U.S. Navy has put Polaris subs within missile-lobbing range of Leningrad and Moscow.
Filmed in Canada and Moscow, this "Hollywood" version of the story has Captain Polenin (Liam Neeson) as commander of the K19 while it's still under construction in Murmansk. In a bad career move, he's vociferously unhappy about the quality of the boat's construction, and outspokenly suggests it's not ready for its first sea trial. Enter Captain Vostrikov (Harrison Ford), an in-law of a Politburo big shot, who takes command with Polenin as his executive officer. The submarine is duly launched, though the champagne bottle fails to break - a harbinger of bad luck, and off it goes to prove itself as the newest protector of the Motherland. At first, it looks like the operational sea trial will be a smashing triumph when the K19 successfully launches one of its three ballistic missiles. Take that, you Yankee imperialist dogs! But then, on its way under new orders to take up a patrol station off the eastern U.S. seaboard, the K19 develops a leak in its nuclear reactor's cooling system that gives a new dimension to the phrase "in hot water".
Borrowing and fixing up an actual Russian sub on permanent display in Florida (only in America!Read more ›
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Great movie , I have watched it several times since I purchased back in December. Glad to have it in my library of movies.Published 4 days ago by actech80
Had to get movie for a class, that dealt with the leadership of main protagonists. Still was a good movie that showed the communist Russian system in all it's glory, and the... Read morePublished 13 days ago by E Anderson
I HAVE A LOT OF FORD MOVIES. ALWAYS WOULD LIKE MORE OF THEM. VERY GOODPublished 2 months ago by Lonnie D Cross
Solid film holding your attention from the beginning to the end.Published 2 months ago by Cory Bome
I have never seen Harrison Ford in this kind of role and he was awesome. Great movie.Published 4 months ago by Lynette
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