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Nerve-racking suspense surrounds THE BEDFORD INCIDENT, the tale of a U.S. Naval vessel on a routineNATO patrol that ends up in a freakish showdown with a Russian submarine. Richard Widmark is Capt. Eric Finlander, the maniacal commander who drives his tense crew to the brink of nervous exhaustion.Sidney Poitier is Ben Munceford, a photojournalist aboard The Bedford, assigned to record a "typical" mission. His moral indignation is put to the test by the captain's obsession with forcing the subto the surface. Several crew members are at their breaking points as Finlander continues his prowl.Especially affected is a former German U-boat commander, now aboard the Bedford as a NATO observer,portrayed by Eric Portman.
Wow. That is my reaction to this movie. It is a very rare movie that leaves you saying "wow."
What is amazing about it to me is that it never takes the obvious... Read more
Reminder of Cold War tensions...complete with command and leadership strains.Published 1 month ago by Will B
One of my favorite Cold War movies. A wonderful naval story. I saw it years ago in a theater when it was the only movie in town and I never forgot it. I am happy to have the DVD. Read morePublished 2 months ago by James A. Davidson
I had almost forgotten how riviting this movie was, very glad I found it.Published 2 months ago by Marcelino Rosario
This is an excellent cold war thriller. It's kind of like FAIL-SAFE at sea. The performances are top notch, the story is compelling and the suspense builds quite nicely! Read morePublished 2 months ago by Jeffrey Lee Hollis