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Danger Beneath the Sea
Danger Beneath the Sea
Actors: Casper Van Dien, Gerald McRaney, Stewart Bick, Tammy Isbell, Ron White
Director: Jon Cassar
Genres: Action & Adventure, Television, Mystery & Suspense, Military & War
NR     2002     1hr 32min


Movie Details

Actors: Casper Van Dien, Gerald McRaney, Stewart Bick, Tammy Isbell, Ron White
Director: Jon Cassar
Creators: Derick V. Underschultz, Gary Goldberger, Marc B. Lorber, Mary Pantelidis, Steve Davis, Thomas Müller, Lucian Truscott IV
Genres: Action & Adventure, Television, Mystery & Suspense, Military & War
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Television, Mystery & Suspense, Military & War
Format: DVD - Color - Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 03/19/2002
Original Release Date: 01/01/2000
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2000
Release Year: 2002
Run Time: 1hr 32min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 6
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English
Subtitles: Spanish

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Member Movie Reviews

Vicky S. from FLEETWOOD, PA
Reviewed on 5/3/2014...
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Elizabeth B. (bethieof96) from NINETY SIX, SC
Reviewed on 7/29/2013...
This is a good movie and yes it is similar to Crimson Tide but also different. Not a great movie but good and the acting was better than average. Try this if you liked Crimson Tide but would like to see more.
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Keith A. (Keefer522)
Reviewed on 5/30/2013...
Cheap made-for-TV rehash of "Crimson Tide" starring Casper Van Dien of "Starship Troopers" fame and Gerald "Major Dad" McRaney as his commanding officer. Not a bad time killer if you've got nothing else to watch, but not a movie you should go out of your way to see, either.
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Barbara B. (stitch0852)
Reviewed on 3/3/2009...
This is another of those movies that aspires to represent the United States military (in this case the US Navy) and fails miserably.

Gerald McRaney is a very good actor and possibly so is Casper Van Dien, however, being retired USN, the errors glared.

1. The Submarine Service pin is not as gaudy as depicted in this film. It is too large and the tails of the dolphins do not protrude down as they do here. It looks fake because it is.

2. Gerald McRaney not only plays an Admiral, he is supposed to the the head of the Squadron of submarines. His uniform has gross errors.
a. His ribbons, while in the proper order were not researched sufficiently. He has the Liberation of Kuwait Ribbon from Kuwait but not the Southwest Asia (that I saw) nor the Liberation of Kuwait from Saudia Arabia. You cannot have one without the other. Someone ran down a shopping list and did not know the requirements for them.

3. ADM Justice (Gerald McRaney) does not wear submarine service (SS) dolphins, however, according to the pin on the pocket under his ribbons he made at least one patrol on a submarine. No ADM would have been promoted if he could not have obtained SS qualifications.

4. Casper Van Dien is far too young to have command of a submarine.

5. The Chief of the Boat (COB) or Command Master Chief is shown with four ribbons. NO E-9 would have reached that rank OR the CMC or COB billet with only four ribbon, particularly when one is the National Defense given to EVERY Sailor who was in service at the time and that was the third of the fourth, the last is even more worthless in the advancement scheme.

Submarines possess underwater telephones, etc for communications, if nothing else the submarine that was sent to search for the missing boat WOULD have been able to communicate in some fashion. Another commanding officer of a vessel in the USN would not arbitrarily attack a fellow submariner without attempting every means possible to reach them first. This is most likely the reason why there was no USN support for the film.

Having been aboard submarines many times, the interior, particularly when the crew could be seen running through the passageways when attempting to help the captain reassume command are WAY too big!

Where were the knee knockers? A submarine, as every other USN vessel has water tight doors that must be stepped over. Ladders are narrow, one person wide, and cramped. Space is a premium, especially aboard a submarine so space is not wasted on passageways and ladderwells.

Also, there is a scene when the captain is on the conning tower (outside the top of the sub underway) with the second in command, executive officer or XO. He tells the XO to clear the bridge but he goes down first. The CO is the last one down when in this position to ensure everyone is off the bridge before the boat submerges.

There were some scenes that seemed reminiscent of Crimson Tide scenes.

For those who are unfamiliar with the workings of the US military, this movie may seem believable and possible, however, please do not be fooled by movie magic into thinking this is how the U.S. Navy actually is.

By the way, the Sailor who whigs out from claustrophobia? He would NEVER have made it aboard to begin with, testing would have shown this prior to his assignment.
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.

Movie Reviews

Pleasently Surprised
B. Hendricks | San Diego, CA United States | 04/16/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Pretty much a rehash of Crimson tide, using todays hotspotsand a reversal of the characters roles (You will see what I mean). I personally felt this movie's story worked better then Crimson tide though. Maybe not as much special effects, but was able to carry itself equally as well on it's storyline alone.I found this movie in the movie store and had never heard of it before, but heck for 13 dollars you can't go wrong"
Unoriginal but well told
F. J. Harvey | Birmingham England | 11/12/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Pretty well everything about this movie is standard fare but it is done well enough to make watching it a pleasurable enough experience .All the ingredients you would expect in a submarine movie all are present and correct here.There is the new skipper ,still finding his feet in an operational situation (Casper Van diem);there is the first officer who feels he should have got the job ,a mutinous or potentially mutinous crew and an outside enemy -this time North Korea.The direction by Jon Cassar is tense and tight and the cast do fine in their relatively undemanding roles

This is a good way of spending 90 or so testosterone fuelled minutes and confirms my view that Van Diem is worthy of more prestigious projects and bigger budgets"
Danger Beneath The Sea
John | New York, NY | 03/30/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Definetly a guy's flick. If you're into sailors, then you're in for a treat. Casper Van Dien fans will enjoy his performance as well as a sneak peak at his torso during the de-contamination scene. Gerald McRaney's performance is decent as well. There is enough suspense without the gore."