Trivia / Crimson Tide

  • Actor-Inspired Element: Denzel Washington had been doing a lot of boxing before the movie. It was his idea to add the boxing montage.
  • Awesome, Dear Boy: Denzel Washington took this role so he would have an opportunity to "be in there jousting with a master."
  • Backed by the Pentagon: 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.
  • Cast the Expert: Jason Robards, who plays the admiral in the inquiry scene, actually served in the Navy during World War II and received the Navy Cross (though he is not listed in official rolls of Navy Cross winners, despite the claims some - not he - have made).
  • Recycled Set:
    • The Submarine set built for this movie was also used in the JAG episode "Shadow".
    • The set used for the bridge of the USS Alabama was also used as the USS Georgia's bridge in Independence Day.
  • Uncredited Role: Quentin Tarantino and Shane Black were uncredited script doctors on the screenplay.
  • What Could Have Been: