Gray Lady Down (1978)

Gray Lady Down (1978, USA) C-111m. SCOPE ** D: David Greene. Starring Charlton Heston, David Carradine, Stacy Keach, Ned Beatty, Stephen McHattie, Ronny Cox, Dorian Harewood, Christopher Reeve, Charles Cyphers, William Bryant. Disaster thriller, produced by Walter Mirisch. Heston is captain of huge nuclear submarine, which has a crash with a ship and sinks to a depth of 1,400 ft., ending up on a kind of slope that can make it sink even further. If it does, the pressure will make the ship burst. Keach and Carradine are key figures in the rescue operation. Fairly good stuff for fans of such stories. Based on the novel Event 1000 by Ddavid Lavallee. Quite good score by Jerry Fielding. Reeve's film debut, released 8 months before SUPERMAN (1978).


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