Cast: Balsam Martin; Beck Glenn; Bishop Ed; Brown Phil; Caffrey James; Carson Paul; Cockrell Gary; Cox Wally; Davies Brian; Edwards Bill; Graham Michael; Herder Laurence; Kane Michael; Leonard Eugene; Lieberman Frank; MacArthur James; Maitland Colin; McCarthy John; Poitier Sidney; Portman Eric; Rimmer Shane; Roubicek George; Rubin Ronald; Stanhope Warren; Stephens Roy; Sutherland Donald; Tamarin Paul; Tucker Burnell; von Schreiber Stephen; Widmark Richard; Harris James B.; O’Dell Denis; Poe James; Rascovich Mark; Taylor Gilbert; Schurmann Gerard; Jympson John; Cox Ian; Crocker Phyllis; Ferguson Captain J.D.
Taglines: The cold war just got hotter.
As earth-shattering, and unexpected, as catching lightning in a bottle!
High adventure on the high seas, from the company that gave you “The Caine Mutiny”!
It’s not an incident, it’s the works!
A relentless pursuit to the breaking point.
Storyline: Richard Widmark plays a hardened cold-warrior and captain of the American destroyer USS Bedford. Sidney Poitier is a reporter given permission to interview the captain during a routine patrol. Poitier gets more than he bargained for when the Bedford discovers a Soviet sub in the depths and the captain begins a relentless pursuit, pushing his crew to the breaking point. This one’s grim tension to the end.
An American news writer assigned to interview the captain of the destroyer USS Bedford bears witness to a stunning game of cat and mouse in the frigid waters of the northern Atlantic. A Soviet submarine has been tailing the Bedford and the captain of the Bedford turns tail to confront the Soviet sub. As the cat-and-mouse pursuit continues, the Bedford’s captain becomes more obsessed with the Soviet sub, until an accident involving one of his increasingly shaken crewmen leads to a confrontation no one wants, and that no one can win.