* BackedByThePentagon: Averted, as they refused a script involving a mutiny. The newscaster had to speak from the French carrier Foch instead of the originally planned American one.
* HeyItsThatGuy -- Ryan Phillippe in his first film. He plays a very small part as a sailor with a fishtank who is stationed in the radio room.
** And of course, [[Film/LordOfTheRings Aragorn]] as Weps.
** And [[Series/TheSopranos Tony Soprano]] as one of the officers who sides with the Captain.
*** And he gets assistance from [[Series/{{NCIS}} Director Vance and SecNav]].
** Rick Schroder -- in between his childhood role on SilverSpoons and his adult role on ''NYPDBlue'' -- plays a junior officer. He's almost impossible to recognize if you're not looking for him; he's the one shouting for the guys to get out of the flooding room.
** What about [[Series/{{Seinfeld}} Mr. Krueger]] as the Russian rebel leader?
* PropRecycling: The Submarine set built for this movie was also used in the ''Series/{{JAG}}'' episode "Shadow".
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