July 19, 2002
Genre(s): Drama, Thriller, Mystery, History, War
At the height of the Cold War, with tensions between the United States and Russia nearing all-time highs, the Russian submarine K-19, their first nuclear sub, embarks on it's maiden voyage. As the voyage gets underway, tensions between the hard-nosed captain and the more friendly Executive Officer flare as the vessels readiness for combat is tested. But when a malfunction on the ship leads to the threat of a nuclear disaster on-board that itself could start a war between the two superpowers, the relationship between the two officers must change. The tense situation above and below the water brings on the best in both men, as well as the crew of K-19, as they struggle to save themselves, and possibly the entire world as well.