Ice Station Zebra
Open iTunes to preview, buy, and download this movie.
Academy Award-winning Cold War thriller based on Alister MacLean's bestseller stars Rock Hudson as an American nuclear submarine captain in a deadly race against the Soviets to find a downed satellite beneath the polar ice cap. All-star cast includes Ernest Borgnine (TV's "McHale's Navy," "Marty," "The Poseidon Adventure"), Patrick McGoohan (TV's "The Prisoner"), and football legend Jim Brown ("Mars Attacks!," "The Dirty Dozen"). Directed by John Sturges ("The Great Escape").
Filmed in 1968 this was the time of the Cold War. The time when the USA and USSR were at odds for many reasons. The movie is about a SUB being sent to the Arctic and the "Spy" they have to carry their for some reason. Filmed with the latest technology in cameras and with the cooperation of the US Navy makes this realistic look at the time and the history. It is a classic thriller of the times and a class.
Best Rock Hudson movie ever
Howard Hughes once bought a Las Vegas Television station just so they would show this movie 24/7 so he could watch it whenever he wanted. If I were that rich I might do the same thing. This is by far my favorite Rock Hudson movie. You see him at his most manly best in this film. He is the Captain of a US Sub that is under orders to go to the pole to rescue some scientists. He is also ordered to carry a "Mr. Jones" who is some kind of spy who has his own set of orders for this mission. There are some incredible scenes in this movie that you will love. My favorite is when a missile tube is sabotaged and the ship starts going down out of control and reaches hull crush depth. Incredibly realistic and exciting. If you love subs and spies then you will definately want to watch this movie.
Ice Station Zebra
An excellent film, terrific cast and GREAT soundtrack. Well worth the price.