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UPC: 097363402138

K-19: The Widowmaker ()

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featuring Harrison Ford, Liam Neeson, Peter Sarsgaard, Joss Ackland, John Shrapnel

A real-life historical incident becomes the basis for this military thriller from director Kathryn Bigelow that's reminiscent of such submarine ... Show synopsis

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  • K-19: The Widowmaker (Paramount) – VHS (2003)
    directed by Kathryn Bigelow
    featuring Harrison Ford, Liam Neeson, Peter Sarsgaard, Joss Ackland, John Shrapnel

    K-19: The Widowmaker

    VHS, Paramount
    2003

    UPC: 097363402138

    A real-life historical incident becomes the basis for this military thriller from director Kathryn Bigelow that's reminiscent of such submarine dramas as Das Boot (1981), The Hunt for Red October (1990), Crimson Tide (1995), and U-571 (2000). Harrison Ford stars as Captain Alexi Vostrikov, a Russian naval officer who's being given command of the Soviet Union's first nuclear submarine, K-19, at the height of the Cold War in 1961. The vessel's previous commander, Captain Mikhail Polenin (Liam Neeson) has been demoted to ... Show more

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Overall customer rating: 4.000
BobCumbow

Great Chemistry

by BobCumbow on Sep 10, 2009

This unfairly maligned drama about deadly reactor failure aboard a Soviet nuclear submarine is terrifically tense and boasts one of Harrison Ford's least typical and most satisfying performances, enhanced by the remarkable chemistry between his character and Liam Neeson's. The only false step in the film may be the plethora of endings and epilogues, not quite necessary and after awhile, a little tiring. But the film proper is edge-of-the-seat stuff, with a lot of thoughtfulness behind it.

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