Inspired by the true story of a suspicious 1968 sinking of a Russian sub, Phantom stars Ed Harris as Soviet captain Demi “Don’t Call me Moore.” Who has epilepsy:
Submarine thrillers such as “Run Silent, Run Deep,” ”The Hunt for Red October,” ”Crimson Tide” and the classic “Das Boot” have long been a cinematic staple. “Phantom,” the latest entry in this venerable genre, doesn’t exactly rise to the level of its predecessors. Inspired by the true story of the mysterious 1968 sinking of a Russian sub, it’s even more claustrophobic than its setting would suggest.
The tense Cold War-era storyline concerns a final voyage undertaken by veteran Soviet captain Demi (Ed Harris), still physically and emotionally scarred by a previous mission that went awry. Although he’s previously commanded nuclear subs, he’s now put in charge of a dilapidated vessel that’s about to be sold to the Chinese navy.
In addition to Demi’s regular crew, who include his loyal right-hand man Alex (William Fichtner), several “technicians,” led by the mysterious Bruni (David Duchovny), are also aboard.
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