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"PHANTOM"
(2013) (Ed Harris, David Duchovny) (R)


Alcohol/Drugs Heavy
Blood/Gross Stuff Moderate
Disrespectful/Bad Attitude Extreme
Frightening/Tense Scenes Heavy
Gun/Weapons Extreme
Imitative Behavior Heavy
Jump Scenes Mild
Music (Scary/Tense) Heavy
Music (Inappropriate) None
Profanity Heavy
Sex/Nudity Moderate
Smoking Minor
Tense Family Scenes Moderate
Topics to Talk About Extreme
Violence Extreme


QUICK TAKE:
Action/Thriller: A Cold War Soviet missile submarine captain is sent on a sudden, classified mission where he must contend with rogue KGB agents who may be intent on starting WWIII.
PLOT:
It's 1968 and Demi (ED HARRIS) is a Soviet missile submarine captain who's forever operated in the shadow of his legendary Naval father and never lived up to the accompanying expectations. Having just returned from a mission, he isn't pleased to learn that he's immediately being sent out again. To make matters worse, he's being given command of an old, diesel-powered sub with which he has an uncomfortable past. Nevertheless, and being one who follows orders, he sets sail with his crew that includes Alex (WILLIAM FICHTNER), his executive officer who's in line to replace his mentor; Pavlov (JOHNATHON SCHAECH), the ship's political officer; and two new members. They're Bruni (DAVID DUCHOVNY) and Garin (DEREK MAGYAR), two KBG agents who come onboard to conduct secret equipment testing on a classified mission.

Demi isn't comfortable with that or the way in which Bruni orders him and his crew around. His sense of following protocol along with a medical condition stemming from his past on the sub, however, means he begrudgingly accepts Bruni's commands. But when it appears there's more to the KBG agents' testing, Demi and his followers must do what they can to keep the rest of the Soviet fleet from attacking them while also preventing Bruni from starting WWIII.

WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
Older teens might, especially if they're into Cold War era military thrillers.
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: R
For violence.


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