History Film / CrimsonTide

9th Aug '16 5:29:04 PM Tallens
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* ActivationSequence: It takes eight minutes to fuel a submarine's nuclear missiles. It doesn't show the fuel actually flowing through the pipes, but there are progress reports during a scuffle between the captain and XO on the bridge. It's also mentioned that the Soviet missiles, being much larger ICBM's, need fourteen minutes to fuel up. It was an intel report that the Soviet fuel-up order had been given which motivated the Captain and his loyalists to begin the Alabama's launch protocol.
2nd Aug '16 12:05:17 PM Daethalion
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* SuddenlyShouting: How it becomes clear that the breakdown in command unity has reached a critical point, which occurs during the first conversation between Hunter and Ramsey on what to do about the cut off EAM transmission.

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* SuddenlyShouting: How it becomes clear that the breakdown in command unity has reached a critical point, which occurs during the first second conversation between Hunter and Ramsey on what to do about the cut off EAM transmission.
2nd Aug '16 12:03:30 PM Daethalion
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* SuddenlyShouting: How it becomes clear that the breakdown in command unity has reached a critical point, which occurs during the first conversation between Hunter and Ramsey on what to do about the cut off EAM transmission.
-->'''Ramsey:''' "Mr. Hunter, I've made my decision, I'm captain of this boat, [[PrecisionFStrike NOW SHUT THE FUCK UP!]]"
21st Jun '16 7:50:13 PM brian8871
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* BothSidesHaveAPoint: If the Russians are still fueling their missiles, there's a limited window to launch a preemptive counterstrike, and the Alabama may be the only ship able to do so. On the other hand, if they've stopped, a launch would assuredly start World War III.


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* GoodVsGood: Ramsey and Hunter are both doing what they think is best for America.
29th Feb '16 5:24:58 PM brianify
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** Multiple members of the crew, including the command staff, are heavily overweight, in one arguable (and plot-relevant) case [[HollywoodHeartAttack lethally so]]. While the Navy's fitness standards aren't extreme, they're not ''that'' permissive.
** During the discussion on whether the Russians have already launched their missiles, one officer claims (in somewhat more colorful language) that one doesn't prep nuclear missiles without the intent to immediately use them. This ignores the entirety of the ColdWar, where both sides armed their missiles at various points but never used them.
24th Jan '16 5:16:59 PM Morgenthaler
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* MnogoNukes



* PeaceThroughSuperiorFirepower: "We're going over there, and bringing the most lethal killing machine ever devised. We're capable of launching more firepower than has ever been released in the history of war. For one purpose alone: to keep our country safe."
23rd Nov '15 5:49:20 AM TrollBrutal
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** Averted with the dog. Thank god.
*** See {{Foreshadowing}} below.



* JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope: Ramsey.
23rd Nov '15 2:14:35 AM Gesperitia
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* NewMeat: Subverted: Hunter is new to ''this'' boat, but is very experienced.
** Experienced on non-combat situations that is. A major part of the conflict is that Hunter is experienced but too young to have seen real action, whereas Ramsey is stated to be one of the last officers in the Navy with experience of war.

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* NervesOfSteel: Hunter is almost always calm under pressure, be it arguing with Captain Ramsey, or [[spoiler: in a fight with the Akula]].
* NewMeat: Subverted: Hunter is new to ''this'' boat, but is very experienced.
experienced.
** Experienced on in non-combat situations that is. A major part of the conflict is that Hunter is experienced but too young to have seen real action, whereas Ramsey is stated to be one of the last officers in the Navy with experience of war. Hunter handily dispels any doubts to his competence by [[spoiler: taking out the Akula]].
22nd Jul '15 8:16:41 AM Synch
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* ArtisticLicenseMilitary: In real life, the command to launch nuclear weapons cannot be countermanded, precisely because of what happens in the film. It is difficult enough for an officer to go through with such an order; they would be much less likely to do so if they thought it could be rescinded at the last minute.

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* ArtisticLicenseMilitary: In real life, the command to launch nuclear weapons cannot be countermanded, countermanded once confirmed, precisely because of what happens in the film. It is difficult enough for an officer Rather, the Alabama would have been directed to go through with such an order; they get into position, but the final order to launch would be much less likely to do so withheld until the desired time. Though if they thought it could did that, [[AnthropicPrinciple there would be rescinded at the last minute.no story]].
22nd Jun '15 3:30:34 AM Morgenthaler
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** Dougherty and some other officers talk about submarine movies, including ''TheEnemyBelow''.

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** Dougherty and some other officers talk about submarine movies, including ''TheEnemyBelow''.''Film/TheEnemyBelow''.
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