• Publication date: November 30, 2010

Crimson Tide

Two naval commanders butt heads over the launch of a nuclear attack against Russian rebels.

Program data

Duration: 120

Production Year: 1995

MBC Action:

February 2, 2012 20:00 (KSA) ~ February 2, 2012 19:00 (CLT)

MBC 2:

December 18, 2011 19:00 (KSA) ~ December 18, 2011 18:00 (CLT)

A civil war has erupted in Russia between its government and a separatist group headed by Vladimir Radchenko (Daniel von Bargen), whose men have seized a nuclear missile silo and are threatening to use it against America.

Lieutenant Ron Hunter (Denzel Washington) and Captain Frank Ramsey (Gene Hackman) man a nuclear submarine prepared to bomb Radchenko if he launches an attack.  When the sub's communications system malfunctions a message is truncated and Radchenko'sintentions are obscured.  Ramsey commands Hunter to strike the silo, but the lieutenant refuses to respond until communications are restored, and an intense power struggle ensues.


  • Denzel Washington
  • Gene Hackman
  • George Dzundza
  • James Gandolfini
  • Matt Craven
  • Viggo Mortensen
  • Rocky Carroll
  • Danny Nucci
  • Rick Schroder