Gray Lady Down [DVD] [1977]

When a nuclear submarine sinks to the depths of the ocean following a collision with a Norwegian freighter, the only hope of rescuing the vessel and its endangered crew lies in an experimental submersible and the pair of brave pilots who take the reigns in this nerve-wrecking release from Universal Home Entertainment. In addition to experiencing the haunting depths of the ocean with a 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen image, viewers can access audio in a selection of either English or Spanish Dolby Digital Stereo with optional Spanish and French subtitles. No extra features are offered on this bare-bones DVD release.
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Gray Lady Down
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

Cast & Crew

  • Charlton Heston
    Charlton Heston - Capt. Paul Blanchard
  • David Carradine
    David Carradine - Capt. Gates
  • Stacy Keach
    Stacy Keach - Capt. Bennett
  • Ned Beatty
    Ned Beatty - Mickey
  • Stephen McHattie
    Stephen McHattie - Murphy

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