- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 56 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: March 14, 2006
- Originally Released: 1995
- Label: Walt Disney Video
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
Performers, Cast and Crew:
USA Today - 05/12/1995
"...[A] propulsively pulse-pounding undersea thriller....[A] supersonic race against the clock..." -- 3 1/2 out of 4 stars
Entertainment Weekly - 12/29/1995
Ranked #8 in Entertainment Weekly's "10 Best Movies of 1995" -- "...Riveting....The two actors keep working to top each other's fury..."
Variety - 05/08/1995
"...Skillfully crafted to maximize visual excitement and dramatic fireworks....An exciting, efficient, straight-ahead thriller..."
Los Angeles Times - 05/12/1995
"...A cracking good piece of popular entertainment....Capped by taut performances by stars Denzel Washington and Gene Hackman and a brisk job of direction by Tony Scott..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 05/12/1995
"...It's clever....It's also daring....This is the rare kind of war movie that not only thrills people while they're watching it, but invites them to leave the theater actually discussing the issues..."
Ultimate DVD - 07/01/2006
4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]his tense, well-handled pot-boiler brings out the very best in its two leads."
Ultimate DVD - 05/01/2008
4 stars out of 5 -- "CRIMSON TIDE is a brooding and claustrophobic thriller..."
The nuclear submarine Alabama, on a mission near Russian waters, gets an incomplete order that may or may not be the signal to launch nuclear weapons. Captain Ramsey (Gene Hackman) wants to launch missiles, but must have the agreement of his second-in-command, Hunter (Denzel Washington). A tense battle of wills ensue, as the crew must choose sides in this tense military thriller.
Nuclear Destruction |
Theatrical Release |
- Theatrical release: May 12, 1995.
- Ryan Phillippe made his feature film debut with his brief appearance as Seaman Grattam.
- Jason Robards makes an uncredited appearance as the Admiral.
- Uncredited screenplay assistance came from Quentin Tarantino.
- The film earned $91.4 million at the box office in 1995.