DirectorLarry Peerce Music directorPino Donaggio Duration CountryItaly
WriterEric Bercovici, Frank M. Robinson, Thomas N. Scortia Release dateFebruary 23, 1986 (1986-02-23) (U.S.) CastRobert Conrad (Cmdr. Mark Van Meer), David Soul (Capt. Kevin Harris), Sam Waterston (Capt. Allard Renslow), Richard Roundtree (Cmdr. Frederick Bryce), Jonathan Banks (Ray Olson), Art LaFleur ('Animal' Meslinsky) Similar moviesDas Boot, The Bedford Incident, Goliath Awaits, Hostile Waters, Jaws, For Your Eyes Only
The Fifth Missile is a 1986 TV movie starring Robert Conrad, Sam Waterston and David Soul about an American ballistic missile submarine, based on the novel The Gold Crew by Frank M. Robinson and Thomas N. Scortia. The ship's crew goes slowly insane due to exposure to paint chemicals onboard and believes a missile test exercise is, in fact, nuclear war. It explores the inability of U.S. command structures to control and prevent rogue submarine officers from launching ballistic missiles.