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Hunter Killer (2018)

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An untested American submarine captain teams with U.S. Navy Seals to rescue the Russian president, who has been kidnapped by a rogue general.

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Donovan Marsh

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Arne Schmidt (screenplay by) (as Arne L. Schmidt), Jamie Moss (screenplay by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ethan Baird Ethan Baird ... Sonar 3
Jacob Scipio ... Sonar 2
Dempsey Bovell Dempsey Bovell ... Sonar 1
Corey Johnson ... Captain
Adam James ... Captain Forbes
Common ... RA John Fisk
Henry Goodman ... Senator from Illinois
Colin Stinton ... Senator from Iowa
Gary Oldman ... CJCS Charles Donnegan
Gerard Butler ... Captain Joe Glass
Carter MacIntyre ... XO Brian Edwards
Shane Taylor ... TMC Turner
Kola Bokinni ... McCaw
Mikey Collins ... Brickowski
Will Attenborough ... Kaplan
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Storyline

A U.S. submarine, the USS Tampa Bay, vanishes while shadowing a Russian Akula-class submarine in the Arctic. Rear Admiral John Fisk sends a Virginia-class submarine, the USS Arkansas, under the command of newly-promoted and unorthodox Commander Joe Glass to investigate. At the same time, a Navy SEAL team under the command of Lieutenant Bill Beaman is sent in to discreetly observe a Russian naval base. When they arrive at the naval base, they witness defense minister Dmitri Durov conducting a coup d'etat and taking Russian President Zakarin prisoner, and swiftly realize that Durov intends to trigger a war..

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Courage Runs Deep See more »

Genres:

Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and some language | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | China | USA

Language:

English | Russian

Release Date:

26 October 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hunter Killer See more »

Filming Locations:

Bulgaria See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,653,777, 28 October 2018

Gross USA:

$15,767,460

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$31,672,678
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Originally set to be filmed in Alaska with the seaport town of Whittier representing a Russian naval base during the winter. Logistical problems including lack of housing for the film crew caused the production to relocate and the script to be rewritten. See more »

Goofs

When the USS Arkansas dives the last man shouts 'last man, hatch secured'. The we see that the last man is still securing the hatch. This would be a very dangerous way of working. Probably this is a cutting error but still incorrect. See more »

Quotes

Captain Joe Glass: I know you speak English
[first lines]
Captain Andropov: Fuck You
Captain Andropov: [dryly] Well... that's a start
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Entertaining if you ignore the plot holes.
27 November 2019 | by revboose-781-838014See all my reviews

Every time I watch this movie, I'm entertained, but I notice something else that bothers me slightly. Bullets killing people underwater. Non-active sonar giving 3-dimensional scans of what's outside. And the biggest one of all, transiting 2000 miles in a submarine in about 2 hours, with a rescue vehicle piggybacked on top!

Ignore those. They detract from the entertainment value.

Gerard Butler is a god at sea, consistently making the right calls because he doesn't have time to make wrong ones. Michael Nyquist, sick and near death, still presents himself as an expert submariner and, more, a commander of men. These are men being who they are because they have to be... so, yeah, everyone has but one dimension.

Everything is predictable, but you don't care. It looks good. It's made to sound good. It's all flash and dash and utterly unbelievable. But sometimes the point of watching something like this is not to be distracted by what is believable.

The point is to be entertained!


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