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Submarine X-1
Submarine X-1
Actors: James Caan, David Sumner, Norman Bowler, Brian Grellis, Paul Young
Director: William A. Graham
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, Drama, Military & War
G     2005     1hr 29min

Academy Award(r) nominee* James Caan commands a covert naval operation in this riveting drama inspired by an amazing true story discovered in declassified British War Office files. With "first-class underwater photography"...  more »


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Actors: James Caan, David Sumner, Norman Bowler, Brian Grellis, Paul Young
Director: William A. Graham
Creators: Irving Temaner, John C. Champion, Ted Lloyd, Donald S. Sanford, Edmund H. North, Guy Elmes
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, Drama, Military & War
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, Drama, Military & War
Studio: MGM (Video & DVD)
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen,Letterboxed - Closed-captioned,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 04/19/2005
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 1hr 29min
Screens: Color,Widescreen,Letterboxed
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: G (General Audience)
Languages: English
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish

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Movie Reviews

Outstanding Submarine Movie
kametamorphic | East Haven | 10/06/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Good submarine footage and an excellent score by Ron Goodwin raise this movie to a level of high sea adventure not seen in a while. James Caan as the stoic and lethargic Lieutenant Commander Bolton is adequate. But it his plan to utilize midget subs that saves the day. This is a good British sea adventure.
O. Fisher Jr. | Baldwin, MD USA | 11/06/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Movie is loosely based upon the exploits of the military using the X-1 submarine. Acting is very good and the movie keeps you on the edge of your seat within the first 30 minutes."
It is About Time to Open the Vaults
Dr Victor S Alpher | Austin, Texas, U.S.A. | 01/27/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Now here is a great submarine adventure, reminiscent of THE HUNLEY, an epic film about an experimental underwater submarince experiment that was successful, secret, timely, and wrenching--showing a Canadian Naval Officer (Caan) having to make a wartime decision that will result in the death of a few of his comrades for the greater good--a success against the German Kriegsmarine.

The acting is good and the plot elements are more genuine (life of comrades versus death of enemies) that one would have expected at the time the film was made--1969. And the resolution of the situation is decidedly pro-war, not anti-war, as the progression of anti-Vietnam films reflects (including M*A*S*H* and Catch-22).

In other words--take this film in its intended context--World War II. And, enjoy a sleeper amongst the great submarine films of the era. By all means, see this one out--and over again.

Much recommended!"
Men of Steel
gobirds2 | New England | 08/25/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a great submarine story of WWII straight from the files of the British War Office. James Caan is ever so chisel faced and stoic as he must redeem himself in front of the men of his new command. His mission is top secret making the whole affair all the more difficult for success. The underwater photography and score are real highlights. Their ultimate target is a Nazi battleship and the movie becomes more suspenseful as it unfolds. I recommend this minor film."