Crimson Tide

Crimson Tide

  • R
  • 1995
  • 116 min
  • USA
  • action, drama, thriller

The Captain of a submarine wants to launch an attack while his deputy wants to wait for confirmation. Their conflict escalates into a mutiny with both of them fighting for the command of the ship.

Director: Tony Scott

Screenwriter: Michael Schiffer

Stars: Denzel Washington, Gene Hackman, Matt Craven

Boasting taut, high energy thrills and some cracking dialogue courtesy of an uncredited Quentin Tarantino, Crimson Tide finds director Tony Scott near the top of his action game.


  • Tony Scott
    Tony Scott

    Tony Scott was an English director and producer of films such as Top Gun, Beverly Hills Cop II, The Last Boy Scout, True Romance, Crimson Tide, Enemy of the State, Spy Game, Man on Fire, Dejà Vu, The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3, and Unstoppable. He was the younger brother of fellow film director Ridley Scott.

Main Cast


Producer: Jerry Bruckheimer, Don Simpson

Editor: Chris Lebenzon

Casting: Victoria Thomas

Director Of Photography: Dariusz Wolski

Original Music Composer: Hans Zimmer

Costume Design: George L. Little

Executive Producer: Bill Unger, Lucas Foster, Mike Moder

Associate Producer: James W. Skotchdopole

Production Design: Michael White


Tagline: Danger runs deep.

Genres: action, drama, thriller, war

Certificate: R

Categories: submarine, mutiny, naval officer, nuclear weapons, admiral, sonar, launch code, post cold war, u.s. navy, navy base, petty officer, chain of command, aircraft carrier


Year: 1995

Runtime: 116 min

Country: USA

Language: English

Color: Color

Aspect Ratio: 2.39 : 1

Sound Mix: Dolby Digital

Also Known As

  • Allarme rosso (IT)
  • USS Alabama (FR)
  • Marea roja (ES)
  • Maré Vermelha (BR)
  • Fjenden i dybet (DK)


  • Tim Brayton (Antagony & Ecstasy)

    As good a thriller as 1995 produced, keeping things as simple and direct as possible.