K-19: The Widowmaker

TitleK-19: The Widowmaker
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication2002
AuthorsBigelow, Kathryn
Running Time138 min
Date Released07/2002
DistributorNew Films; International Paramount Pictures; Constantin Film; UIP
CountryUnited States; United Kingdom; Germany; Canada
Publication Languageeng

Captain Vostrikov, a Russian naval officer, has been given command of the Soviet Union's first nuclear submarine, K-19, at the height of the Cold War in 1961. The vessel's executive officer Captain Polenin asserts that the flagship is not yet ready for deployment. But political pressure forces Vostrikov to sail his crew into the North Atlantic anyway, for a missile fire test that serves as a warning to the U.S. The test is a success, but a leak in the K-19's cooling system soon threatens the nuclear payload.


Harrison Ford, Liam Neeson, Peter Sarsgaard, Joss Ackland, John Shrapnel, Donald Sumpter.


Director of photography: Jeff Croeneenweth; editor: Walter Murch; original music: Klaus Badelt; costume designer: Marit Allen; production designers: Karl Juliusson and Michael Novotny; Paramount Pictures and Intermedia Films present a National Geographic/Palomar Pictures, First Light/IMF production; producers: Kathryn Bigelow, Joni Sighvatsson, Christine Whitaker, and Edward S. Feldman; screenplay writers: Christopher Kyle, Louis Nowra; director: Kathryn Bigelow.



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