Cinema: Escape Hatch

GRAY LADY DOWN Directed by David Greene Screenplay by James Whittaker and Howard Sackler

Gray Lady Down is that old favorite about the damaged submarine resting on the bottom, its occupants growing ever more fearful that they may be done in either by a deficit of air or a surplus of water (Will those hatches hold at this depth?). Topside, expensive efforts, often frustrated, are made to rescue them.

The Navy, ever more sophisticated, has developed something called the DSRV, capable of glug-glugging down to distressed subs, latching onto their escape hatches and lifting sailors to the surface. This time, though, the U.S.S....

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