Gray Lady Down

1978

David Greene
Director
The Mirisch Company
Production Company
Universal Pictures
Distributor

TV movie-like feature concerning a damaged submarine and attempts to rescue it. Typical jaded movie fare from the tail end of the 70's. Put Christopher Reeve on the map though. 2nd release for this disk is much better.

-The Sloth

Reasonably engaging disaster movie suffers from TV movie values and a pretty dopey script. Heston is remarkably restrained (probably because he's been through this so many times already), but Cox goes unhinged faster than a caretaker at the Overlook, which strains credibility (or aren't submariners trained for high stress situations?) The domestic side with the submariners' wives is also turgid and adds to the TV movie atmosphere, but seems a prerequisite for this sort of film.

-Dave W.


Gray Lady Down
1st April 1978
Cinema



111 mins
2.35:1

Gray Lady Down (Goodtimes)
18th April 2000
DVD




1.33:1

Gray Lady Down (Universal)
25th May 2004
DVD




1.85:1




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Charlton Heston
Captain Paul Blanchard
David Carradine
Captain Don Gates
Stacy Keach
Captain Hal 'Ben' Bennett
Ned Beatty
Mickey
Stephen McHattie
Lieutenant Danny Murphy
Ronny Cox
Commander David Samuelson
Dorian Harewood
Lieutenant Fowler
Rosemary Forsyth
Vickie Blanchard
Hilly Hicks
HM3 Page
Charles Cioffi
Vice Admiral Michael Barnes
William Jordan
Waters
Jack Rader
Chief Harkness
Antony Ponzini
PO1 Caruso
Michael O'Keefe
RM2 Harris
Charles Robinson
McAllister
(as Charlie Robinson)
Christopher Reeve
Lieutenant (JG) Phillips
Melendy Britt
Liz Bennett
Lawrason Driscoll
Lieutenant Bloome
David Wilson
SK1 Hanson
Robert Symonds
Secretary of the Navy
Ted Gehring
Admiral at Pentagon Meeting
Charles Cyphers
Larson
William Bryant
Bill, Rear Admiral at Pentagon Meeting
Jeffrey Druce

(as Jeff Druce)
James Davidson
David Clennon
Michael Cavanaugh
PO3 Peña
(uncredited)
Robert Ito
Jim, Lieutenant at SACLANT
(uncredited)
Richard Dreyfuss
Matt Hooper
(archival footage from Jaws (1975))
Roy Scheider
Chief Brody
(archival footage from Jaws (1975)
Robert Shaw
Quint
(archival footage from Jaws (1975)
Sandra de Bruin
Irma Barnes (uncredited)
John Stuart West
Submariner (uncredited)
Gregory J. Barnett
Stunts
Bobby Bass
Stunts
James Halty
Stunts
Tommy J. Huff
Stunts
Bennie Moore
Stunts