Save the Neptune

Save the Neptune

Save the Neptune (original title: Gray Lady Down ) is an American film directed by David Greene and released in 1978 .

Synopsis

After crashing into a freighter, the Neptune nuclear submarine slowly sinks into the sea. Captain Blanchard and his crew are unscathed but they only have 48 hours of oxygen left. The Department of the Navy is desperately trying to help them …

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Technical sheet

  • Original title: Gray Lady Down
  • Director: David Greene
  • Scenario: James Whittaker and Howard Sackler based on David Lavallee’s novel
  • Director of photography: Stevan Larner
  • Editing: Robert Swink
  • Music: Jerry Fielding
  • Sets: William Tuntke
  • Production: Walter Mirisch
  • Genre: Drama
  • Country: United States
  • Duration: 111 minutes
  • Release date :
    •  United States :( New York ), April 1978
    •  France :

Distribution

  • Charlton Heston ( VF : Raymond Loyer ) : Captain Paul Blanchard
  • David Carradine ( VF : Marc de Georgi ) : Captain Gates
  • Stacy Keach ( VF : Jean-Pierre Moulin ) : Captain Bennett
  • Ned Beatty ( VF : Jacques Marin ) : Mickey
  • Stephen McHattie ( VF : Dominique Paturel ) : Danny Murphy
  • Ronny Cox ( VF : Francis Lax ) : Commander David Samuelson
  • Dorian Harewood ( FV : Sady Rebbot ) : Fowler
  • Rosemary Forsyth : Vicky Blanchard
  • Hilly Hicks ( VF : Tola Koukoui ) : Page
  • Charles Cioffi ( VF : William Sabatier ) : Admiral Barnes
  • Jack Rader ( VF : Claude Joseph ) : Harkness
  • Antony Ponzini : Caruso
  • Michael O’Keefe ( VF : Thierry Bourdon ) : Harris
  • Charlie Robinson : McAllister
  • Christopher Reeve ( VF : Bernard Tiphaine ) : Lieutenant Phillips
  • Melendy Britt : Liz Bennett
  • Lawrason Driscoll ( VF : Maurice Sarfati ) : Lieutenant Bloome
  • David Wilson ( VF : Daniel Gall ) : Hanson
  • Robert Symonds : the Minister of the Navy
  • Ted Gehring ( VF : René Arrieu ) : the admiral in the minister’s office
  • Charles Cyphers ( VF : Henry Djanik ) : a calm submariner

Uncredited Actors

  • Michael Cavanaugh ( VF : Pierre Arditi ) : Pete
  • Sandra de Bruin : Irma Barnes
  • Robert Ito : the sailor at the base
  • John Stuart West : a submariner
  • Robert Shaw ( VF : André Valmy ) : Quint (extract of the teeth of the sea )

Around the film

Christopher Reeve makes his actor debut at the movies just before becoming Superman (there will be Ned Beatty ).

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