PG-13 | | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
A civilian diving team is enlisted to search for a lost nuclear submarine and face danger while encountering an alien aquatic species.
Director James Cameron contacted Orson Scott Card before filming began with the possibility of producing a book based on the film. Card initially told his agent that he doesn't do "novelizations", but when she told him that the director was James Cameron, he agreed to consider ... ...
USS Montana Captain:
Sixty knots? No way, Barnes. The Reds don't have anything that fast.
The primary mission of a ballistic missile submarine is to hide and remain hidden. The aggressive chasing of an unknown target, which ultimately led to the crash, is completely out of character and most likely a direct violation of orders. They would be far more likely to have slowed down, so as to reduce their noise output and become more stealthy, then to try and sneak away.
In the cast list, Super Seal Rover is credited as Big Geek and Mini Rover Mk II is credited as Little Geek. These are the actual models used for the unmanned submarines.
$9,319,797 (USA) (13 August 1989)