A pair of grizzled frontiersmen fight Indians, guzzle liquor and steal squaws in their search for a legendary valley 'so full of beaver that they jump right into your traps' in this fanciful adventure.
In the Sudan, in 1884 to 1885, Egyptian forces led by British General Charles "Chinese" Gordon (Charlton Heston) defend Khartoum against an invading Muslim Army led by a religious fanatic, Mohammed Ahmed el Mahdi (Sir Laurence Olivier).
The USS Neptune, a nuclear submarine, is sunk off the coast of Connecticut after a collision with a Norwegian cargo ship. The navy must attempt a potentially dangerous rescue in the hope of saving the lives of the crew.Written by
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Based on the novel "Event 1000" by David Lavalee. When the U.S. Navy practices submarine rescues it is designated as "Exercise 1000". If a real-life rescue is required it is designated as "Event 1000". See more »
The concept of using a shaped charge underwater is somewhat of a fallacy. In normal circumstances the nature of the surrounding air would allow for a great deal of compression which allows the charge to work. Even so, the explosion still has some degree of impact in all directions. Water, however, does not compress, which greatly reduces the directionality. The impact would still be enough to rupture the hull. See more »
[referring to those aboard the downed submarine]
I hope they understood it.
If I did - they did!
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Don't listen to anti-military wannabe Gene Siskels
This is a great movie for military enthusiasts and disaster buffs both. If you're looking for that, this is a classic.
Don't pay attention to reviews about military-based films by anyone who derides the movie as a "waterlogged Naval documentary," which contains two errors in one statement. First, there is no need to capitalize "naval," and second, what kind of snobby theater twit attacks a movie for being too "Naval" when the subject is about...a U.S. NAVY SUBMARINE? Next he'll attack Ghostbusters for being a shill for paranormal investigators.
Stupid reviewers aside, this is a good movie.
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