K-19: The Widowmaker

Starring: Harrison Ford & Liam Neeson Director: Kathryn Bigelow  Rated: PG-13: Parents Strongly Cautioned for Children Under 13
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: PG-13
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 18 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2002
  • Label: Paramount Catalog
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, French
    • Dolby Digital Surround - English, French
    • Subtitles - English

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Entertainment Reviews:

Rolling Stone - 08/08/2002
"...It is rare and stirring to see a Hollywood epic told from a Russian perspective....Bigelow invests this mean machine of a movie with a beating heart..."
Entertainment Weekly - 07/26/2002
"...K-19 is a movie of hurtling technical prowess..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 07/28/2002
"...Taut, convincing, well-crafted..."
Box Office - 09/01/2002
"...[Neeson is] fierce and gripping..."

Product Description:

Inspired by a true story that was kept secret until the fall of communism, K-19: THE WIDOWMAKER is a tale of ordinary men who sacrifice everything for their shipmates and their country. In 1961, at the height of the Cold War, an ill-prepared Russian nuclear missile submarine embarks on its maiden voyage with near-disastrous consequences. When the sub's nuclear reactor malfunctions, Captain Alexei Vostrikov (Harrison Ford) makes some decisions that are unpopular with the crew. Tensions mount as radiation levels rise throughout the submarine and there is no respite in sight. If the sub explodes, it may cause an international incident as it may be mistaken as an attack on a nearby NATO base and an American Navy destroyer that is in the area. If the sub dives deep below the surface, perhaps the malfunction can be fixed, but the loss of some lives is then inevitable. The Executive Officer, Mikhail Polenin (Liam Neeson), who formerly commanded the sub, can placate the crew, but must decide where his own loyalties lie. Directed by Kathryn Bigelow (BLUE STEEL, POINT BREAK), this thriller examines the Cold War from the Russian perspective, an uncommon point of view in American films.

Plot Keywords:

1960s | Historical | Russia | Submarines | Theatrical Release | Undersea

Production Notes:

  • Theatrical Release: JULY 19, 2002

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  • Sales Rank: 126,927
  • UPC: 883929302802
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