Crimson Tide

Hollywood Pictures Released 1995



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Tony Scott (I)

In the midst of a global crisis, the USS Alabama receives unconfirmed orders to launch its nuclear missiles -- signaling the start of World War III! The tension escalates as the sub's respected commander and his brilliant executive officer clash over the validity of their orders ... battling each other for control of the sub!

Metacritic Score

  • 90

    Los Angeles Times Kenneth Turan

    Crisp as the creases in its naval officers' uniforms, this tale of seething conflicts aboard an American submarine on the eve of nuclear war is strictly by-the-numbers, but hardly ...

  • 80

    Variety Todd McCarthy

    While skillfully crafted to maximize visual excitement and dramatic fireworks through the first hour, relentlessly paced pic sports a fancy new package for a rather shopworn doomsd...

  • 50

    The New York Times Elvis Mitchell

    Crimson Tide is better watched for its toy appeal and high-priced talent than for any real suspense over where Hunter's mutinous instincts will lead the story.

    Gene Hackman

    Gene Hackman

    Capt. Frank Ramsey

    Denzel Washington

    Denzel Washington

    Lt. Commander Ron Hunter

    Viggo Mortensen

    Viggo Mortensen

    Lt. Peter 'Weps' Ince

    Matt Craven

    Matt Craven

    Lt. Roy Zimmer, USS Alabama Communications Officer

    James Gandolfini

    James Gandolfini

    Lt. Bobby Dougherty

    Michael Milhoan

    Michael Milhoan

    Chief of the Watch Hunsicker

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      • Production budget - $53,000,000
        Domestic gross -  $91,387,195 (11th)
        Worldwide gross - $157,387,195 (20th)

        Domestic adjusted for 2013 - $171,429,773
        Worldwide adjusted for 2013 - $295,236,669

      • Other production companies:
        Don Simpson / Jerry Bruckheimer Films
        Buena Vista Pictures (US distributor)

      • Filming locations:
        Chapman University, Orange, California
        Île Longue, Lanvéoc, Finistère, France

      • Taglines:
        1. Danger runs deep.
        2. On The Brink Of Nuclear War, Two Men Clash Over The Fate Of The World.
        3. In the face of the ultime nuclear showdown, one man has absolute power and one man will do anything to stop hi.

      • Music:
        Piano Sonata No.14 OP.27 No.2
        Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
        Performed by Tatiana Nikolayeva
        Nowhere to Run
        Written by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, Eddie Holland
        Performed by Martha Reeves and the Vandellas
        Piano Trio In E Flat D929 OP.100 - Andante Con Moto
        Written by Franz Schubert
        Sweet Home Alabama
        Written by Gary Rossington, Ronnie Van Zant, Edward King
        Performed by Lynyrd Skynyrd
        Dancing In The Street
        Written by Ivy Jo Hunter, William Stevenson, Marvin Gaye
        Performed by Martha Reeves and the Vandellas
        The Real Eam
        Written by Nick Glennie-Smith
        Gone Again
        Written by Terry Hanson
        Performed by The Gathering
        Ebben, Ne Andro Lontana
        From LA Wally
        Written by Alfredo Catalani
        Performed by 'Miriam Gauci (I)'
        Eternal Father, Strong to Save
        Words by William Whiting
        Music by John B. Dykes

      • Academy Awards Nominations:
        1. Editing
        2. Sound
        3. Sound Editing

        Grammy Nominations:
        1. Best Instrumental Composition

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