In K-19, the Russians are finally portrayed as human beings in the most harshest of all circumstances. This is not an action movie and it was not intended to be one. Also, the claustrophobic nature of the film must have been difficult to film, considering the close quarters the characters had to work with. Gato was relatively undamaged and continued her patrol. This crack was subject to prolonged and intensive pressure over 200 atmospheres , compromising the pipe's integrity and finally causing it to fail.
Twenty-two crew members died during the following two years. Maybe it is the subject matter, or maybe it's the fact Harrison Ford isn't killing anyone and trying to act sexy, but I cannot understand why anyone would put this film down. In December 1960, a loss of coolant was caused by failure of the main circuit pump. The boat surfaced and the crew was evacuated to surface warships except for 12 men trapped in the aft torpedo room. The United States had just launched the Polaris-class nuclear submarines.
Many Russian naval officers felt that the ships were not fit for combat. From 15 June through 5 November 1972, K-19 was repaired and put back into service. It's not a great film, but it's good and interesting enough to recommend a rental, but not something I'd watch numerous times. With a good cast, excellent tension and Harrison Ford, they still want more action and silly exposition. They clearly show the American expectations in a movie: It has to be a blow up, explosion filled, guns and bullets, kill your enemy blockbuster to make it into their best films ever list. Forget the critics, forget about the whiney Russian sailors: this film is worth watching. It just goes to show idiotic they are, embracing schlock like Spider-man but putting down audacity like this film.
That might not sound very exciting, but there's much more to the film that a superficial glance at its plot would indicate. Breaking with tradition, a man—Captain 3rd Rank V. After surfacing from a full-power run, the crew discovered that most of the hull's rubber coating had detached, and the entire surface of the boat had to be re-coated. After its return to port, the vessel contaminated a zone within 700 m 2,300 ft. K-19 was a Russian sub retrofitted for nuclear capabilities. Before it was , 10 civilian workers and a sailor died due to accidents and fires.
Specialists called from Severodvinsk managed to repair it at sea within a week. After a number of bad portents, the sub is off on its mission and Vostrikov tries to get the crew into respectable and responsible shape so they can complete their task and get back home. Most of the American comments shown here on Imdb are ridiculous. To make matters worse, Vostrikov has a questionable reputation--many believe that he's only in his position because of familial influence, and this despite the fact that his military father ended up in the gulag. He goes from being your best buddy to someone to be suspicious of, then someone to be disliked for being a hard-ass of a different sort, then finally he surprises the audience with a saving grace action just about the same time that we realize that Ford as Vostrikov was right all along. Their treatment was devised by Professor Z.
Before anyone realized there was a problem, the cooling pipes were subjected to a pressure of 400 atmospheres, double the acceptable limit. Studios and producers demand that a film begins production, maybe because it has to meet a particular release date, maybe because of marketing tie-ins and on and on, yet there still might not be a finished script, or we still don't know who is going to be cast as the villain, or any number of potentially disastrous situations. The officers on duty were removed and Captain Panov was demoted. Instead of continuing on the mission's planned route, the captain decided to head south to meet submarines expected to be there. It suffered from poor workmanship and was accident-prone from the beginning. K-19 is a unique entry with a poignant portrayal of the other side of the Iron Curtain, showing the rest of the world the courage and the honour of the Russians to their mother land.
But the crewmembers featured are just as sympathetic, especially when they make their mind-boggling sacrifices. The damage required the reactor to be dismantled for repairs. This just goes to show how idiotic the general viewing public has become. It underwent from 13 through 17 July 1960 and again from 12 August through 8 November 1960, travelling 17,347 kilometres 10,779 mi. The boat could not contact Moscow and request assistance because a separate accident had damaged the long-range.
A drop from a fell on an unprotected surface, producing an invisible crack. Many others experienced chest pains, numbness, cancer, and. Sacrificing their own lives, the engineering crew a secondary coolant system and kept the reactor from a meltdown. The accident released radioactive steam containing fission products that were drawn into the ship's ventilation system and spread to other compartments of the ship. Over the next two years, repair crews removed and replaced the damaged reactors. It saved, among others, Chief Lieutenant Mikhail Krasichkov and Captain 3rd class Vladimir Yenin, who had received doses of radiation that were otherwise considered deadly.
But it's perhaps amazing that it creates such nail-biting tension when we consider that on the surface level, it is simply a drama about a piece of machinery. Captain 1st Rank was the first commander of the submarine. Eight died between one and three weeks after the accident from severe. There are some really dramatic scenes involving that horrific event. Panov of the 5th Urgent Unit—instead of a woman, was chosen to smash the ceremonial champagne bottle across the ship's stern.