TRAPPED BENEATH THE SEA (TV) (1974 USA)
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Directed by William A. Graham
Starring: Lee J. Cobb, Martin Balsam, Joshua Bryant
Genres: Action, Disaster, Drama
92 minutes | Full Screen | Color | English
The inspiration for the made-for-TV movie was an actual event which occurred in June of 1973. A crew of four sinks in a minisub off the Florida coast. As half the nation (apprised of the disaster by TV and radio) holds its breath, a daring rescue mission is organized. Lee J. Cobb and Martin Balsam are among the rescuers. Paul Michael Glaser, Joshua Bryant, Cliff Potts and Roger Kern are the helpless rescuees. Trapped Beneath the Sea was telecast fifteen months after the real-life crisis was resolved.