Controversy boils over when Soviet rebels point nuclear weapons at the United States, and a message for the nuclear-missile sub USS Alabama gets cut off during transmission. Will the Alabama prevent a nuclear holocaust, or start one?
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- Tony Scott
- This movie is
- DVD and Blu-ray
- 1996 Academy Award®
- Best Sound nominee
- Best Sound Effects Editing nominee
- Best Film Editing nominee
Spanish (Neutral)Closed captioned
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 StereoOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access.
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.40:1Subtitles
English, French, Spanish (Neutral)Closed captioned
NoLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: PCM Surround, French: Dolby Digital 5.1Other features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; deleted scenes; making-of featurette; behind-the-scenes featurette.
Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that characters use profanity and make a few derogatory comments toward women and girls. The suspense in the film may make it too frightening for more sensitive viewers. Some of the younger characters die, occasionally graphically, and many characters carry guns. One character holds a gun to the head of two different men during a standoff. The film deals with war and violence.
- Sexual Content
- Not applicable
- Implied violence of nuclear war, many characters are threatened with guns. Some graphic deaths. A group of sailors are sealed in a flooding area of the sub to save the rest of the ship. One character has a heart attack.
- The characters curse like the sailors they are.
- Social Behavior
- People of diverse backgrounds are treated well; one gay joke and two jokes about girls and women's bodies.
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Characters smoke cigars and cigarettes regularly.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it