Despite some pretty big names for the time, acting in general was bad and just some general "goofyness" in the story/ representation of the military, Navy in this case. Too distracting so I didn't finish it. Don't set expectations your too high.
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Gray Lady Down (1978)
A Navy Captain uses his experimental Snark to reach a nuclear submarine stuck on an ocean ledge.
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The USS Neptune, a nuclear submarine, is sunk off the coast of Connecticut after a collision with a Norwegian cargo ship. The navy must attempt a potentially dangerous rescue in the hope of saving the lives of the crew.
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Pretty bad, didn't finish it.Reviewed bycopacetic-76122Vote: 4/10
Gray Lady Down is directed by David Greene and collectively adapted to screenplay by James Whittaker, Howard Sackler and Frank P. Rosenberg from the novel Event 1000 written by David Lavallee. It stars Charlton Heston, David Carradine, Stacy Keach, Ned Beatty, Stephen McHattie and Ronny Cox. Music is by Jerry Fielding and cinematography by Stevan Larner.
Hanging onto the coat tails of the Disaster Movie boom of the 70s, Gray Lady Down is pretty much routine. Plot basically finds a nuclear submarine struck by a boat and sunk to the depths of the treacherous ocean floor. The crew, Captained by a bearded and gruff Heston, are naturally also teetering on the edge of doom unless the Navy can pull off a miracle salvage operation and save the day. Enter Carradine and Beatty in a new Thunderbird like device that although untried in reality, may just be up for the job?
Thus from this plot onwards is a role call of robotic characterisations and adherence to the genre's formula. Men in the sub either sweat and be stoic, or crack and be sacrificed, while up above the waves the hierarchy think they know best while Carradine's unconventional Captain Gates knows otherwise. It's all very muscular, even if some of the dialogue came out of a cheese sandwich, and undeniably the effects work is decent and the suspense is pumped up for maximum impact. Yet if you have seen any other Disaster Movie from the 70s you are likely to be jaded with this "Join The Navy" advertisement. 6/10
I rented it with the wife one day after remembering seeing it as a child. 5.6 is about the right rating for this film. Not a failure, but not that entertaining either. Many other sub movies like Das Boat give a better feel. Heston does another great role, it is hard to name many bad films he has been it. In the end, rent something else! 5/10