Gray Lady Down (1978)




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Charlton Heston stars in this riveting drama involving a nuclear submarine and her crew trapped 1,450 feet underwater. When the nuclear sub U.S.S. Neptune collides with a Norwegian freighter, it sinks helplessly onto an unstable ledge above a deep ocean canyon. The one hope for Captain Paul Blanchard (Heston) and his crew lies with an experimental submersible piloted by Stacy Keach and Ned Beatty. Now the race against time is on to rescue the trapped sailors as oxygen runs out and the vessel … More

Rating: PG (adult situations/language, violence)
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By: Howard Sackler, James Whittaker, Howard Sackler, Frank P. Rosenberg, Howard O. Sackler
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 10, 2000
MCA Universal Home Video


as Capt. Paul Blanchard

as Capt. Gates

as Capt. Bennett

as Mickey

as Cmdr. Samuelson

as Adm. Barnes

as Harkness

as McAllister

as Hanson

as Secretary of the Nav...
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Critic Reviews for Gray Lady Down

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

March 9, 2006
Atlantic City Weekly

October 9, 2005
Fantastica Daily

August 16, 2005

Audience Reviews for Gray Lady Down


I watched this movie about a week before my brother left for Navy basic training. He ended up serving on submarines. Nothing terrible happened to him, but I thought of this film every time the boat went out to sea.

Cindy I

Super Reviewer

A good Navy movie with solid performances by the stars that keeps you in suspense with the drama, action and adventure of a deep sea rescue.

Mike Campa

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