2 March 2017 | MartinHafer
Really original and tense....
The cast in "Assault on the Wayne" is very impressive for a made for TV movie. It stars Leonard Nimoy and he's supported by the likes of William Wyndom, Sam Elliott, Malachi Throne, Keenan Wynn as well as Joseph Cotten in a small role. And, to save money, the sets and some of the footage from "Ice Station Zebra" were used.
Nimoy is the Commander of a nuclear submarine. He has some sort of top secret orders and he's running an extremely tight ship. However, it soon is apparent that something is going on...and there are some spies aboard the ship waiting to do something really evil. But what, exactly, is going to happen? See the film and find out for yourself...suffice to say, it AIN'T good!!
The plot for this film is exceptionally good...and very taut and original. My only problem is that twice, folks are fighting with evil saboteurs...and NEVER call out for help!! It happens with both Keenan Wynn AND Leonard Nimoy's characters. This is a very commonly used movie cliché...so I won't fault the film too much. Otherwise, a terrific film...far better than I'd expected. I'd say more but I don't want to spoil the suspense!!