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Ice Station Zebra (1968)

USN nuclear sub USS Tigerfish must rush to the North Pole to rescue the staff of Drift Ice Station Zebra weather station.

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Cdr. James Ferraday
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Capt. Leslie Anders
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Lt. Russell Walker
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Lt. Jonathan Hansen
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Lt. George Mills
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Paul Zabrinczski
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Lt. Edgar Hackett
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Lt. Mitgang
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Dr. Jack Benning
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Commander James Ferraday, USN, has new orders: get David Jones, a British civilian, Captain Anders, a tough Marine with a platoon of troops, Boris Vasilov, a friendly Russian, and the crew of the nuclear sub USS Tigerfish to the North Pole to rescue the crew of Drift Ice Station Zebra, a weather station at the top of the world. The mission takes on new and dangerous twists as the crew finds out that all is not as it seems at Zebra, and that someone will stop at nothing to prevent the mission from being completed. Written by Steve Fenwick <scf@w0x0f.com>

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An American nuclear sub.. a sky full of Russian paratroopers--and a race for the secret of Ice Station Zebra! See more »


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23 October 1968 (USA)  »

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$8,000,000 (estimated)
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As the sub is going down after the torpedo room floods, one of the crewmen on the bridge begins reciting a prayer aloud, but is silenced by Ferraday, who says, "Do you mind, son? We're trying to think." The prayer is a Catholic one called an Act of Contrition, and usually expresses sorrow for sins, but may also be used in connection with an examination of conscience. A popular American English version goes: "Oh, my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended Thee, and I detest all my sins because I dread the loss of heaven and the pains of hell, but most of all because they offend Thee, my God, who are all good and deserving of all my love. I firmly resolve, with the help of Thy grace, to confess my sins, to do penance and amend my life. Amen." The crewman's version substitutes "You are the most benevolent of beings" for "all good," but is basically the same. See more »

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When Jones was startled awake, the officer says he was in his "bunk". No one in the navy uses that word. "Rack" would be the correct nautical term. See more »

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1st Lt. Russell Walker: It's just... none of us have ever been aboard a submarine before.
Cmdr. Ferraday: Rest easy. I have.
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A Ripping Good Cold War Yarn
11 December 1999 | by (Westbrook, ME) – See all my reviews

This movie is a FAR better and more believable story than any of the cold-war James Bond pictures of the same period. All of the actors involved here are at the top of their game, especially Rock Hudson, who portrays a nuclear submarine captain as if he was born to it.

A very believable story, well acted, with lots of action sequences interspersed with tightly-delivered dialog. Ice Station Zebra moves along at a crisp pace, and builds to a gripping climax.

This movie is NOT to be missed if you like nuclear submarines, cold-war epics, or just well-acted and written movies in general.


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