Research scientists race to save a sinking nuclear submarine in SUB DOWN, an entertaining if routine thriller.
The USS Portland sets sail from Washington with three civilian scientists aboard: Harry Rheinhardt (Tom Conti) and his assistant Rick Postley (Stephen Baldwin), who will be testing an ice profiler mounted in "Marvyn," a minisub they have developed; and Laura Dyson (Gabrielle Anwar), who will be
tracking whale migrations. They are welcomed cordially by Commander John Kirsch (Chris Mulkey), a career military man struggling to maintain his standards against political notions of the role of a peacetime army.
When the Portland is under the ...