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Thursday, August 08, 2013


- David Duchovny as the bad guy

This week's movie rental, which joins the pack of sub stories I've endured ;), from Das Boot to Last Resort, was Phantom ...

a 2013 American film about a Soviet submarine during the Cold War in the 1960s .... It stars Ed Harris, David Duchovny and William Fichtner. The film tells the story of a Soviet Navy submarine captain attempting to prevent a war. It is loosely based on the real-life events involving the K-129 crisis of 1968.

I'd like to say it was good but sadly it was not ... an uninspired script and unexciting sets. The actors were all pretty good, though - Ed Harris was fine, David Duchovny was an almost believable villain, Lance Henriksen had a small part :) and William Fichtner did well too (the blind scientist in Contact) ...

Fichtner is now in what sounds like an interesting tv series - Crossing Lines - about the International Criminal Court's special crime unit, (a fictionalized unit). Based in The Hague, it investigates crimes (some serial, others not) that cross international boundaries. The unit includes an anti-mafia covert specialist from Italy, a tech specialist from Germany, a crime analyst from France, and a weapons specialist and tactical expert from Northern Ireland. - must rent it when it comes to DVD :)

But anyway, Richard Roper gave Phantom only 2 stars in his review. Here is the trailer ...


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