Not Rated | Video | | Action, Adventure, Thriller
A modern adaptation of the classic novel of the captain of a high tech submarine and his obsessive quest to destroy the enormousprehistoric whale that maimed him.
The sound effect used when the sonar pulses are sent out is the same one as used in the original War of the Worlds film, when the alien "periscope" is scanning the area after it has been constructed by the occupants of the cylinders.
Captain Brian Tashtego:
Down scope. Take her down, Mr. Davis.
Millard 'Duck' Davis: Aye, Captain.
The commander of a U.S. Navy ship does not have the authority to suspend the rule of Habeas Corpus (the "Suspension Clause of the US Constitution). To take the action shown without orders from higher authority would be a severe violation of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ). The executive officer of the submarine would have been well aware of this.
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