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When the nuclear submarine he captains is rammed by a freighter while surfacing in Atlantic waters just off the coast of Rhode Island, Navy Captain Paul Blanchard (Charlton Heston) is able to radio for help. However, his sub's condition calls for urgent attention. Downed in extremely deep water near an even deeper ocean trench, the sub is perched precariously in waters too deep for conventional rescue efforts and is in danger of plummeting into the ocean trench. When the sub's escape hatch is blocked by debris from an undersea earthquake, the situation becomes even grimmer. Despite assurances that all will be fine, Captain Bennet (Stacy Keach), who is coordinating the official Navy rescue effort, has already warned Blanchard's wife to expect the worst. However, another Navy captain (David Carradine), who is working on an experimental deep-sea exploratory vessel for the Navy, hears of the incident and volunteers his help. This story is based on the novel Event 1000 by David Lavalle. ~ Clarke Fountain, Rovi


Charlton Heston
as Capt. Paul Blanchard
David Carradine
as Capt. Gates
Stacy Keach
as Capt. Bennett
Ned Beatty
as Mickey
Stephen McHattie
as Murphy
Ronny Cox
as Cmdr. Samuelson
Rosemary Forsyth
as Vickie
Charles Cioffi
as Adm. Barnes
Charlie Robinson
as McAllister
Christopher Reeve
as Phillips
Ted Gehring
Dorian Harewood
as Fowler
Melendy Britt
as Liz
Michael O'Keefe
as Harris
Robert Symonds
as Secretary of the Navy
Jack Rader
as Harkness
Charles Cyphers
Antony Ponzini
as Caruso
David Clennon


David Greene
Walter Mirisch
David Lavallee
Book Author
Stevan Larner
Jerry Fielding
Composer (Music Score)
Robert Swink
William Tuntke
Production Designer
John M. Dwyer
Set Designer
Mack Bing
First Assistant Director