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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 teeters close to destruction in this gripping thriller co-starring David Carradine.

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Charlton Heston
as Capt. Paul Blanchard
David Carradine
as Capt. Gates
Stacy Keach
as Capt. Bennett
Ned Beatty
as Mickey
Ronny Cox
as Cmdr. Samuelson
Charles Cioffi
as Adm. Barnes
Jack Rader
as Harkness
Charlie Robinson
as McAllister
Robert Symonds
as Secretary of the Navy
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Critic Reviews for Gray Lady Down

All Critics (8)

An action movie should have action, right?

November 1, 2019 | Full Review…

The story is well constructed, full of tension and emotion, and features wonderful actors. [Full Review in Spanish]

July 31, 2019 | Full Review…

It still holds some degree of excitement for fans of the "disaster" genre.

July 24, 2019 | Full Review…

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
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