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Dynamic Denzel Washington joins Hollywood favorite, Gene Hackman, along with Viggo Mortensen and James Gandolfini in this intense action thriller that's a smash hit with audiences and critics alike. In the midst of a global crisis, the USS Alabama receives an unconfirmed order to launch its nuclear missiles -- signaling the start of World War III. The tension quickly rises as the sub's respected commander (Hackman) and his brilliant executive officer (Washington) clash over the validity of their orders, battling each other for control of the sub. As this epic struggle rages under the sea, Crimson Tide brings motion picture excitement to a new level and you to the edge of your seat.
© 1995 Hollywood Pictures & Don Simpson Productions, Inc. and Jerry Bruckheimer, Inc.
Rotten Tomatoes® Score
Critics Consensus: Boasting taut, high energy thrills and some cracking dialogue courtesy of an uncredited Quentin Tarantino, Crimson Tide finds director Tony Scott near the top of his action game.
Perfectly-paced high stakes drama with a brain, its dilemmas both huge in scope and deeply personal. Heart-stopping as it is watching torpedoes head towards Hackman and Washington's sub, the arguments and stand-offs onboard are just as shredding.
November 9, 2018
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Common Sense Says
War Games in the water; older teens and up.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that characters use profanity and make a few derogatory comments toward women and girls. The suspense in the film may make it too frightening for more sensitive viewers. Some of the younger characters die, occasionally graphically, and many characters carry guns. One character holds a gun to the head of two different men during a standoff. The film deals with war and violence.
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The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
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- Genre:Drama, Action, Thriller
- Release Date:May 12, 1995
- Languages:English, Spanish
- Captions:English, Spanish
- Audio Format:5.1
- Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
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