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

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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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