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 a Russian Akula-class submarine 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, Arkansas discovers the lost U.S. submarine, and also finds a sunken Russian submarine damaged in a manner that suggests internal sabotage rather than external attack. They are attacked by another Russian submarine that has been hiding under an iceberg, but Glass is able to destroy the ambusher and rescue Russian survivors from the wreck, including submarine 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, Matt Johnstone (Michael Trucco) and Devin Hall (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
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
Ilia Volok
Captain Vlade Sutrev
Mikhail Gorevoy
Defense Minister Dmitriy Durov
Igor Jijikine
Yuri Kolokolnikov
Toby Stephens
Lieutenant Bill Beaman, United States Navy SEALs
Linda Cardellini
Jayne Norquist, National Security Agency senior analyst
David Gyasi
the Chief of the Boat of USS Arkansas
Gabriel Chavarria
U.S. Navy SEAL
Taylor John Smith
Sonar Operator on USS Arkansas
Ryan McPartlin
Devin Hall, U.S. Navy SEAL
Michael Trucco
Matt Johnstone, U.S. Navy SEAL and Team Medic
Richard Hills Jr.
Medic Jones
Carter MacIntyre
Executive Officer Brian Edwards
Kieron Bimpson


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

The film Hunter Killer was scheduled to be released by Lionsgate and Summit Entertainment on October 25, 2018 (Germany) and on October 26, 2018 (United States).

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

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