They continued to do so until it submerged, giving them the footage they needed to incorporate into the film. It's Ramsey's contention that an order is an order and they are to move forward with the attack, while Hunter feels if there is any question at all about their mission, they should wait until they can receive further instruction, with Hunter going so far as to threaten mutiny against Ramsey if the missile strike is carried out. People wanting an actual epilogue that puts things into context won't be getting one. Alarmed by the prospect of a rebel strike, the U. The suspense in the film may make it too frightening for more sensitive viewers. Going from the initial mundanities of everyday life, to ramping up the tensions as the crew deal with the distinct possibility their sub might become a very large metal coffin.
When the rebel is believed to have the access codes to fire those nuclear weapons, Ramsey, his crew and new Lt. Construit comme un thriller à grands enjeux, ce huis-clos sous-marinier nucléaire sait distiller une tension et un rythme indéniablement efficaces, et ce du début à la fin. One character holds a gun to the head of two different men during a standoff. Alabama is attacked again by the Russian submarine. While it can be a pretty Crimson Tide is an entertaining action thriller featuring powerhouse performances from Denzel Washington and Gene Hackman. Ramsey, known for chewing up subordinates, is also famous for hislittle dog, a terrier that is allowed to lift its little legwherever it pleases. Advertisement Ina large supporting cast, stands out as Cob, the officer who mustside with Hunter or Ramsey, and who places proper procedure higher than hisopinion of either man's position.
Is the captain guiltyof a procedural violation, or is his second in command guilty of mutiny? Ses choeurs sont en tout cas un sacré clin d'oeil aux choeurs de Basil Poledouris sur Octobre Rouge. Hunter questions the decision, saying he would have attended to the fire first,before calling a drill. Entertainment Weekly May 12, 1995. Barbel had been sold by the U. During that transit, Toti spent a great deal of time in the ship's wardroom with the studio executives, walking them through the missile launch redundancy procedures. Hackman's Ramsey is not a warmonger or a mad dog, but an officer soobsessed with following orders that even an incomplete one has a message, justfor him. Additionally, Crimson Tide really has some good performances from Hackman and Washington who really bring the differences of their characters to the forefront and really play the roles perfectly.
As it appears inevitable that the sub will bedestroyed, he makes an interesting actor's choice: Instead of allowing hisvoice to grow tense or exciting, he flattens it into a disinterested monotoneof resignation. Not to mention the cop out ending. Ron Hunter ; Hunter is much younger than Ramsey, Harvard educated, and believes the goal of the military in the nuclear age is to prevent war, not fight it. Parents may want to use the film as an opportunity to talk about the political unrest in Chechnya, Russia. A second emergency message received during the battle is only partially recovered.
The film deals with war and violence. Review aggregator reports that 88% of 48 critics have given the film a positive review, with a rating average of 7. That works even better to underline the tension. Hackman andWashington are well-matched, and although my sympathies were with theWashington character faced with the prospect of a billion deaths, it is bestto err on the side of caution , I could understand the logic of the seniorofficer. The score won a for , and Zimmer has described it as one of his personal favorites. After several tense minutes, communications are restored and they finally see the full message from the second transmission. Asthe movie opens, the Alabama gets a new second in command: Lt.
Il s'agit d'ailleurs à mon avis du meilleur film de Tony Scott qui délivre ici une mise en scène carrée et bétonnée, totalement insubmersible : il exploite avec à-propos les moments de grandiloquence et les tournants décisifs d'un scénario très présentable finalement. It focuses on a clash of wills between the new of a U. Scott made a very strange transition midway through his career. Following the at-sea walk-through and missile launch demonstration, Florida returned to port to drop off the studio executives. Unofficially the tribunal chastises both men for failing to resolve the issues between them.
Hackman may be violating procedures, but perhapshe has good reasons. It's so obvious where his 'lines' are in the script, and when they are being spoken it's utterly out of place. It takes place during a period of political turmoil in the , in which threaten to launch nuclear missiles at the United States and Japan. The tribunal concludes that both men were simultaneously right and wrong, so Hunter's actions were lawfully justified. Eventually Ramsey traps Hunter on the bridge, thus quelling all mutinous actions, but with the radio team reporting they are near success, the two men agree to a compromise; they will wait until the deadline for missile launch to see if the radio can be repaired. In an early interview with Ramsey, the old-timer strikes avaguely sinister note; Hackman is a master at seeming genial and friendly whilemasking deeper, darker thoughts. Le combat aux torpilles est du même tonneau avec des torpilles qui dansent la lambada pendant que les sous-marins font la danse du ventre.
For my part I'm embarrassed to have sat through it all. Thanks to Ramsey's personal recommendation, the tribunal agrees to grant Hunter command of his own sub while allowing Ramsey to save face via an early retirement. Chicago Sun-Times May 12, 1995. The idea that a sitting Trident Executive Officer may have discussed a mutiny to prevent a missile launch worried some senior submarine officials. Before Alabama can launch its missiles, a second radio message begins to be received, but is cut off by the attack of a Russian loyal to Radchenko.
The radio electronics are damaged in the attack and cannot be used to decode the second message. Voilà donc une grosse machine assez bien huilée pourvu qu'on y regarde de pas trop près et dans l'ensemble un divertissement de qualité. This film channels those anxieties into dramatic fare that's sure to be remembered even if the suspense is sometimes hard to sit through. Roger Ebert unbelievably gives it an 88 though, making you question his integrity, or curious about what he gets paid to give these sorts of films good reviews. 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.
Should thecaptain seize the initiative and order a launch? The first is that it does take extreme liberties its narrative. Washington, fearing to unleash war, may leave his countryunprotected. This is the worst kind of rah-rah jingoistic dreck, and an outrageously dumb premise to boot. Cast: , , , , , , , Director: Genres: Production Co: Hollywood Pictures Keywords: , , ,. Do the depictions of war correspond to stories from friends and family in the military? Gene Hackman est au centre et l'un des artisans, sinon l'artisan premier de cette tension de tous les instants qui va crescendo : il incarne avec un brio sans faille ce commandant éminemment intéressant et contrasté.