PG-13 | | Drama, History, Thriller
When Russia's first nuclear submarine malfunctions on its maiden voyage, the crew must race to save the ship and prevent a nuclear disaster.
The blue glow inside the nuclear reactor is known as the Cherenkov effect. In order to simulate it, the crew poured seven hundred two-liter bottles of Canada Dry tonic water and illuminated the reactor with ultraviolet light. The tonic water ... ...
Capt. Mikhail Polenin:
All compartments: report readiness!
The submarine, on its way to fire the test missile, is shown speeding through the water with bubbles coming from the propellers. This is called cavitation and creates LOTS of noise. A stealthy submarine, on its way to a launch, would never cavitate, except in an emergency.
$12,778,459 (USA) (21 July 2002)