K-19: The Widowmaker -- When Russia's first nuclear submarine malfunctions on its maiden voyage, the crew must race to save the ship and prevent a nuclear disaster.
K-19 The Widowmaker movie trailer - starring Liam Neeson, Harrison Ford, Joss Ackland, George Anton, Shaun Benson, Ingvar Eggert Sigurosson. Directed by Kathryn Bigelow. Genre: Action-Adventure
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Based on the story of Russia's first nuclear missile submarine, K-19: The Widowmaker finds Harrison Ford playing a sub captain, Alexei Vostrikov, who, at the height of the Cold War, is ordered to take command of the vessel away from its original leader, Captain Mikhail Polenin (Liam Neeson), in order to avert a nuclear meltdown when the ship's cooling system fails. They fear that if they don't succeed, the resulting explosion could be mistaken for a nuclear attack and could trigger a world war.
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Inspired by a true story, "K-19: The Widowmaker" follows Captain Alexei Vostrikov (Harrison Ford) who, at the height of the Cold War, is ordered to take over command of the nuclear missile submarine K-19, pride of the Soviet Navy. His assignment: prepare the K-19 for sea and take her out on patrol - no matter what the cost. But problems with K-19 arise that may lead to a core meltdown and explosion that will certainly kill all aboard, and possibly trigger a nuclear war. In a daring act of heroism, Vostrikov must choose between his orders from the Kremlin and the lives of his men.
When Russia's first nuclear submarine malfunctions on its maiden voyage, the crew must race to save the ship and prevent a nuclear disaster.
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