Ed Harris plays a washed up Soviet submarine captain on what will probably be his last mission in a diesel powered submarine due to be decommissioned.
David Duchovny plays the head of a rogue KGB team assigned to replace part of the sub's crew at the last minute.
Unbeknownst to the captain, the KGB intends to launch the nuclear missile they are carrying toward the US Pacific Fleet at Midway. Phantom is the name of the technology that allows the sub to disguise its sonar signature. The idea is to destroy the Pacific Fleet and have it look like the Chinese did it, thus starting a war between the US and China.
The sub's captain opposes the plan. Nearly the entire movie takes place within the tiny diesel powered cold war era Soviet submarine.
The story is credible. The actors are wonderful. Great entertainment.
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