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Hunter Killer (2018)

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An untested American submarine captain teams with U.S. Navy Seals to rescue the Russian president, who has been kidnapped by a rogue general.

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Donovan Marsh

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Arne Schmidt (screenplay by) (as Arne L. Schmidt), Jamie Moss (screenplay by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ethan Baird Ethan Baird ... Sonar 3
Jacob Scipio ... Sonar 2
Dempsey Bovell Dempsey Bovell ... Sonar 1
Corey Johnson ... Captain
Adam James ... Captain Forbes
Common ... RA John Fisk
Henry Goodman ... Senator from Illinois
Colin Stinton ... Senator from Iowa
Gary Oldman ... CJCS Charles Donnegan
Gerard Butler ... Captain Joe Glass
Carter MacIntyre ... XO Brian Edwards
Shane Taylor ... TMC Turner
Kola Bokinni Kola Bokinni ... McCaw
Mikey Collins ... Brickowski
Will Attenborough ... Kaplan
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Storyline

A U.S. submarine, the USS Tampa Bay, vanishes while shadowing a Russian Akula-class submarine in the Arctic. Rear Admiral John Fisk sends a Virginia-class submarine, the USS Arkansas, under the command of newly-promoted and unorthodox Commander Joe Glass to investigate. At the same time, a Navy SEAL team under the command of Lieutenant Bill Beaman is sent in to discreetly observe a Russian naval base. When they arrive at the naval base, they witness defense minister Dmitri Durov conducting a coup d'etat and taking Russian President Zakarin prisoner, and swiftly realize that Durov intends to trigger a war..

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Start a Battle to Stop a War See more »

Genres:

Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and some language | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | China | USA

Language:

Russian | English

Release Date:

26 October 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hunter Killer See more »

Filming Locations:

Bulgaria See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,653,777, 28 October 2018, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$15,767,460, 29 November 2018
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The exterior of the USS Arkansas was built in the famous water reservoir of Pinewood Studios, where the aquatic sequences of many films were filmed. This is where Commander Glass and his men prepare the submarine for their mission in Russian territorial waters. This is also where the Russian zodiac is towed alongside Arkansas and Glass meets his colleague of the Beaman underground operations for the first time. The underwater sequence in which Beaman is trying to save the Russian president was shot in the giant reservoirs of Leavesdon Studios. See more »

Goofs

Glass is shown in Scotland hunting a red deer stag with a bow in the middle of winter. Red stags are not in season in the winter and it's illegal to hunt with a bow in the UK. See more »

Quotes

Captain Joe Glass: I know you speak English
[first lines]
Captain Andropov: Fuck You
Captain Andropov: [dryly] Well... that's a start
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An ok military thriller with a passable and predictable story.
19 October 2018 | by sbweightmanSee all my reviews

It holds your attention as it swaps between the submarine crew and the land forces, although there isn't much tension or suspense and it does get a bit silly towards the end. The mix of green screen, stock footage and live action scenes are a bit jarring and although the acting is ok, the characters don't have much depth to them.


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