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Crimson Tide

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Crimson Tide
Crimson tide.jpg
Movie Poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpg United States
Directed by Tony Scott
Release Date May 12, 1995
Language English
Studio Hollywood Pictures
Don Simpson
Jerry Bruckheimer Films
Distributor Buena Vista Pictures
Main Cast
Character Actor
Lieutenant Commander Ron Hunter Denzel Washington
Captain Frank Ramsey Gene Hackman
Chief of the Boat Walters George Dzundza
Lt. Roy Zimmer Matt Craven
Lt. Peter Ince Viggo Mortensen
Lt. Bobby Dougherty James Gandolfini
Lt. Darik Westergaurd Rocky Carroll
Officer of the Deck Mahoney Jaime Gomez

Crimson Tide is a 1995 military thriller starring Denzel Washington as Lieutenant Commander Ron Hunter, the newly assigned executive officer of the US ballistic missile submarine USS Alabama who clashes with Captain Frank Ramsey (Gene Hackman), the sub's veteran commanding officer, over whether to follow their orders to launch their missiles on Russian targets after their communications are cut off during the height of tensions between the US and Russia.

The following weapons were used in the film Crimson Tide:



Beretta 92FS

The Beretta 92FS (standing in for the military M9) is used by several members of the USS Alabama including Lieutenant Roy Zimmer (Matt Craven), LT Darik Westergard (Rocky Carroll) and Petty Officer First Class Danny Rivetti (Danny Nucci).

Beretta 92FS - 9x19mm
Members of the Alabama crew raid the small arms locker, which contains Berettas.
A Beretta is seen on the locker wall next to LT Peter 'Weps' Ince (Viggo Mortensen).
Zimmer puts his 92FS in the Bianchi M12 Holster.
LT Roy Zimmer (Matt Craven) chambers his Beretta.
LT Darik Westergard (Rocky Carroll) holds a Beretta after releasing the Captain.
LT Roy Zimmer (Matt Craven) holds his Beretta on the Chief of the Boat (George Dzundza).
A Beretta is loaded by the Chief of the Boat (George Dzundza).
Petty Officer First Class Danny Rivetti (Danny Nucci) holds the Beretta in the standoff on the bridge.

Colt M1911A1

The M1911A1 is primarily used by Lieutenant Bobby Dougherty (James Gandolfini) and then Captain Frank Ramsey (Gene Hackman).

M1911A1 - .45 ACP
Lieutenant Doughtery is seen in the background behind Peter 'Weps' Ince loading the M1911A1 in the armory.
LT. Doughtery holds the M1911A1 on one of the sailors guarding Captain Ramsey.
Bobby Dougherty (James Gandolfini) holds the M1911A1 when retaking the bridge from Hunter.
LT. Dougherty holds the M1911A1 on Hunter.
Doughtery with the M1911A1.
Captain Frank Ramsey (Gene Hackman) takes Dougherty’s M1911A1 and holds it on Lieutenant Peter "Weps" Ince (Viggo Mortensen).
LT Peter "Weps" Ince (Viggo Mortensen) has the M1911A1 put to his head.
Ramsey holds the M1911A1 on Petty Officer Hilaire (Scott Grimes).


Remington 870

Numerous sailors including Bennefield (Eric Bruskotter), Petty Officer First Class Danny Rivetti (Danny Nucci) as well as the Chief of the Boat (George Dzundza) use a Remington 870 aboard the Alabama.

Remington 870 - 12 gauge
Bennefield (Eric Bruskotter) is armed with the Remington 870 as he escorts LCDR Hunter into the officer's mess.
Petty Officer First Class Danny Rivetti (Danny Nucci) with the Remington 870.
The Chief of the Boat (George Dzundza) holds the Remington as Ramsey tries to retake the bridge.

Rifles / Carbines

Colt Model 727

Numerous crewmen aboard the USS Alabama can be seen using US Navy-issue Colt Model 727 carbines.

Colt Model 727 - 5.56x45mm
TSO Billy Linkletter (Scott Burkholder) holds the Colt Model 727 when Ramsey returns to the bridge.
Another shot of Linkletter with the Colt.
An Alabama crewman armed with the Colt 727 escorts Hunter off the bridge.
The muzzle of the Colt is seen slung over Linkletter's shoulder.


US Marines at the Naval base as well as some crewmen aboard the Alabama can be seen armed with M16A2 rifles.

M16A2 - 5.56x45mm
US Marines at the Naval base gate with their M16A2 rifles at the ready.
Marines stand guard with M16A2s.
Sailors with M16A2s.
Sailors on the Alabama hurry along wielding M16A2s.
Alabama crewmen armed with M16A2's stand at attention as Ramsey goes through the missile room.
Alabama crewmen train their M16A2's on the COB (George Dzundza).
Hunter spies an Alabama crewman armed with the M16A2.


Some revolutionaries seen in news footage are armed with Russian AK-47s.

AK-47 - 7.62x39mm


What appears to be a AKS-74 is carried by a soldier seen on the news footage.

AKS-74 - 5.45x39mm
The soldier carries what appears to be a AKS-74 rifle while running in combat. Note the curved magazine and folding stock.

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