Hunter Killer is a 2018 American action thriller film directed by Donovan Marsh.

Official trailers

Lionsgate Movies on Thursday, September 13, 2018 released the trailer:
Hunter Killer (2018 Movie) Final Trailer - Gerard Butler, Gary Oldman, Common.

Story intro

A U.S. submarine, the USS Tampa Bay, vanishes while shadowing the Russian Akula-class submarine Konek in the Arctic. Rear Admiral John Fisk (Common) sends a , the USS Arkansas, under the command of newly-promoted and unorthodox Commander Joe Glass (Gerard Butler) to investigate. At the same time, a Navy SEAL team under the command of Lieutenant Bill Beaman (Toby Stephens) is sent in to discreetly observe a Russian naval base, but their mission is swiftly complicated when Martinelli (Zane Holtz), the team's new designated marksman recruit, is rendered unconscious during the HALO drop. When they arrive at the naval base, they witness defence minister Dmitriy Durov (Mikhail Gorevoy) conducting a coup d'état and taking Russian President Nikolai Zakarin (Alexander Dyachenko) prisoner, and swiftly realize that Durov intends to trigger a war. Meanwhile, the Arkansas discovers the destroyed Tampa Bay, and also finds the sunken Russian submarine Konek damaged in a manner that suggests internal sabotage rather than external attack. They are attacked by another Russian submarine, the Volkov, that has been hiding under an iceberg, but Glass is able to destroy the ambusher and rescue Russian survivors from the Konek, including its captain Sergei Andropov (Michael Nyqvist). Back at base, the U.S. government learns about the coup. Admiral Charles Donnegan (Gary Oldman) recommends preparing for war, while Fisk suggests that Arkansas be sent to rendezvous with Beaman's team after they have rescued Zakarin. Glass manages to convince the reluctant Andropov to help, and with Andropov's knowledge of the minefield around the base, Glass navigates the Arkansas near the base undetected. Meanwhile, Beaman's team infiltrate the base and succeed in retrieving President Zakarin, but lose two teammates, Devin Hall (Michael Trucco) and Matt Johnstone (Ryan McPartlin), in the process. Beaman delivers the injured president to Arkansass DSRV, then goes back alone for Martinelli, whom he was forced to leave behind due to prior injuries.


Gerard Butler
Commander Joe Glass, commanding officer of USS Arkansas
Gary Oldman
Admiral Charles Donnegan, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
Rear Admiral John Fisk
Zane Holtz
Paul Martinelli, U.S. Navy SEAL
Caroline Goodall
President Ilene Dover
Alexander Diachenko
President Nikolai Zakarin
Michael Nyqvist
Captain Sergei Andropov, commanding officer of the RFS Konek
Ilia Volok
Captain Vlade Sutrev, commanding officer of the RFS Yevchenko
Mikhail Gorevoy
Admiral Dmitriy Durov, Russian Minister of Defence
Igor Jijikine
Lieutenant Tretiak
Yuri Kolokolnikov
Agent Oleg, Russian Presidential Security Service
Toby Stephens
Lieutenant Bill Beaman, U.S. Navy SEAL
Linda Cardellini
Jayne Norquist, National Security Agency senior analyst
David Gyasi
Wallach, Chief of the Boat of USS Arkansas
Gabriel Chavarria
Chief Petty Officer Jimenez, DSRV pilot on USS Arkansas
Taylor John Smith
Petty Officer First Class Belford, Sonar Operator on USS Arkansas
Ryan McPartlin
Matt Johnstone , U.S. Navy SEAL
Michael Trucco
Devin Hall, U.S. Navy SEAL and Team Medic
Richard Hills Jr.
Medic Jones
Adam James
Captain Forbes
Carter MacIntyre
Lieutenant Commander Brian Edwards, Executive Officer of the USS Arkansas
Kieron Bimpson


Principal photography began on July 25, 2016, in London, and in Bulgaria.

The film Hunter Killer was scheduled to be released on October 25, 2018 (Germany) and on October 26, 2018 (United States) by Summit Entertainment, 20th Century Fox, Concorde Filmverleih, Constantin-Film, Dutch FilmWorks (DFW), GAGA, Golden Village Pictures, Hishow Entertainment, Kinepolis Film Distribution (KFD), Lionsgate UK, Megogo Distribution, Metropolitan Filmexport, Mongkol Major, NOS Audiovisuais, Nordisk Film Distribujon, Odeon - Audio Visual Entertainment, Phars Film, Pinema, Roadshow Films, TriPictures, VVS Films, Viva International Pictures, Concorde Home Entertainment, Eagle Films, Film & TV House, Lionsgate Home Entertainment and Roadshow Entertainment.

The duration of the film is 121 minutes. With a budget of $40 million, the film grossed over $29.3 million.

The film had received a "R" rating.


Hunter Killer got average rating from critics. But the audience likes the film. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "A-" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.

External links

Official website:

Wikipedia: Hunter Killer (film)

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