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K-19: The Widowmaker


Overview - Inspired by a true story that was kept secret until the fall of communism, K-19: THE WIDOWMAKER is a tale of ordinary men who sacrifice everything for their shipmates and their country. In 1961, at the height of the Cold War, an ill-prepared Russian nuclear missile submarine embarks on its maiden voyage with near-disastrous consequences.  Read more...

 

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Overview

Inspired by a true story that was kept secret until the fall of communism, K-19: THE WIDOWMAKER is a tale of ordinary men who sacrifice everything for their shipmates and their country. In 1961, at the height of the Cold War, an ill-prepared Russian nuclear missile submarine embarks on its maiden voyage with near-disastrous consequences. When the sub's nuclear reactor malfunctions, Captain Alexei Vostrikov (Harrison Ford) makes some decisions that are unpopular with the crew. Tensions mount as radiation levels rise throughout the submarine and there is no respite in sight. If the sub explodes, it may cause an international incident as it may be mistaken as an attack on a nearby NATO base and an American Navy destroyer that is in the area. If the sub dives deep below the surface, perhaps the malfunction can be fixed, but the loss of some lives is then inevitable. The Executive Officer, Mikhail Polenin (Liam Neeson), who formerly commanded the sub, can placate the crew, but must decide where his own loyalties lie. Directed by Kathryn Bigelow (BLUE STEEL, POINT BREAK), this thriller examines the Cold War from the Russian perspective, an uncommon point of view in American films.

Cast List

Kathryn Bigelow - Director/Screenwriter
Edward S. Feldman - American Producer
Joni Sighvatsson - Producer, K-19 (2002)
Geoff Zanelli - Additional Music/Songs, K-19 (2002)
Liam Neeson - Irish actor, EXCALIBUR/SCHINDLER'S LIST
Harrison Ford - American actor, STAR WARS series/INDIANA JONES series
J.J. Field - Actor, K-19 (2002)
Joss Ackland - British Actor
Lex Shrapnel - Actor, K-19 (2002)
Tim Woodward - Actor/"King David"
Klaus Badelt - Musical Composer/Performer
Peter Sarsgaard
William Broyles Jr. - Screenwriter, APOLLO 13
Jeff Cronenweth - Cinematographer, Son of Jordan
Marit Allen - Costume Designer, THE HULK (2003)
Guy East - Producer
Moritz Borman - Producer
Christine Whitaker - Executive Producer, SNOW DOGS (2002)
Christopher Kyle - Screenwriter, K-19 (2002)
George Anton - BRITISH ACTOR
Louis Nowra
Nigel Sinclair - Producer

 
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  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 883929302802

Related Categories:
Movies > Dramas

Related Keywords:
Undersea
Historical
Theatrical Release
Submarines
1960s
Russia

 
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Theatrical Release: JULY 19, 2002

Reviews:
"...It is rare and stirring to see a Hollywood epic told from a Russian perspective....Bigelow invests this mean machine of a movie with a beating heart..." - 08/08/2002 Rolling Stone, p.85


"...K-19 is a movie of hurtling technical prowess..." - 07/26/2002 Entertainment Weekly, p.42


"...Taut, convincing, well-crafted..." - 07/28/2002 Chicago Sun-Times, p.5


"...[Neeson is] fierce and gripping..." - 09/01/2002 Box Office, p.152

 
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