K-19: The Widowmaker
- 2 hr 18 min
This film was an international production between the US, UK, and Germany. The movie follows the story and the exploits of captain Alexei Vostikov (Ford) and the aid of his first officer Mikhail Polenin (Liam Neeson). During the first inspection of the ship, Vostikov finds the reactor officer drunk on duty. The captain orders a replacement for the delinquent officer, and the ship's medical officer is killed. During the course of the new replacements tenure the commander puts the sub through a series of manuevers. He is not happy with the ship's performance. The first test of the system comes when the sub fires a test missle. Strife between Polenin and Vostrikeof continues, as the sub suffers a coolant failure on its first mission and the temperature in the reactor continues to build.