Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1964–1968): Season 1, Episode 9 - Hot Line - full transcript

The Soviets have launched a rocket carrying a new satellite to be placed in orbit around the Earth. Everything is proceeding normally when they lose control of the rocket and their power to abort it. The rocket with its nuclear pile will fall back to Earth and splashdown near the San Franciscan coast. The Seaview is ordered to pick up two Russian missile experts and find the rocket and disarm the nuclear pile before detonation.

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[Chattering]

[Russian]

[Continues Speaking In Russian]

[Stops Speaking]

SUBJECT TO COMPENSATION, THE SATELLITE
MAY NOW BE CONSIDERED IN TRUE ORBIT.

[Laughs]

COMRADES, TO A DATE THAT WILL LIVE
IN THE ANNALS OF THE SOVIET UNION.

TO TODAY, MAY 27, 1973.

AND TO ANOTHER GREAT
VICTORY FOR OUR CHAIRMAN.

AH.



THEN DESTROY THE
ROCKET IMMEDIATELY!

YES. YES, I SEE.

YOU'RE ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN?

HOLD ON. COMRADE CHAIRMAN,

SOMETHING HAS GONE WRONG WITH
THE SATELLITE'S CONTROL SYSTEM,

AND THE ABORT
MECHANISM ALSO HAS FAILED.

THERE IS NOW NOTHING TO PREVENT THE
SATELLITE FROM FALLING BACK TO EARTH...

WITH CATASTROPHIC RESULTS.

WHERE?

[Whispering]

THIS IS THE CHAIRMAN.

I WISH TO SPEAK IMMEDIATELY TO
THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.

[Man] VOYAGE TO THE
BOTTOM OF THE SEA.

STARRING RICHARD BASEHART,



DAVID HEDISON.

VOYAGE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA.

[Buzzing]

YES? YES, MR. CHAIRMAN.

I WILL WAKE HIM. YES, AT ONCE.

MR. PRESIDENT, IT'S THE KREMLIN.

THE HOT LINE, SIR.

YES, SIR. I'LL SET
IT UP AT ONCE.

THE PRESIDENT WILL
BE HERE IN A MOMENT.

THE PRESIDENT IS CALLING A TOP SECRET
MEETING OF THE NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL.

INSTRUCT EVERY MEMBER YOU CAN
REACH TO GET HERE IMMEDIATELY.

THIS IS THE PRESIDENT.

YOU SENT FOR ME,
ADMIRAL? YES, LEE.

HOW SOON CAN WE REACH
THESE COORDINATES?

WELL, AT OUR PRESENT
SPEED, I'D SAY, UH, 15 MINUTES.

GOOD. WE'RE TO RENDEZVOUS WITH A
SHIP THERE AND PICK UP A PASSENGER.

HUH. YOU LOOK SURPRISED.

WELL, I AM. RADAR
HAS A FIX ON THAT SHIP.

IT'S A RUSSIAN TRAWLER. I KNOW.

WE'RE PICKING UP A RUSSIAN
PASSENGER IN THE MIDDLE OF THE OCEAN?

ORDERS DIRECT FROM
THE WHITE HOUSE.

THE WHITE HOUSE? MM-HMM.

WE RUN SUBMERGED THE
REST OF THE WAY. NOW GET AT IT.

AYE, SIR.

IT LOOKS LIKE ANY
OTHER FISHING TRAWLER.

YOU'D NEVER GUESS IT WAS
A RUSSIAN TRACKING STATION.

[Crane On Speaker] OUR PASSENGER'S
ABOARD, ADMIRAL. VERY WELL.

NEVER THOUGHT WE'D BE RENDEZVOUSING
WITH A RUSSIAN SHIP MID-PACIFIC.

[Man] CATCH.

HERE HE COMES, SIR.

RENDEZVOUS PERFECT,
LEE. THANKS, SIR.

MR. MALINOFF, ADMIRAL
NELSON. WELCOME ABOARD.

GREGORY MALINOFF, TECHNICIAN, FIRST
CLASS. ORDER OF LENIN. THANK YOU, SIR.

YOU'VE MET CAPTAIN CRANE.

THIS IS OUR EXECUTIVE
OFFICER, COMMANDER MORTON.

SIR. I'LL SHOW YOU
TO YOUR QUARTERS.

IS COMRADE GRONSKI ABOARD?
HE'S BEING FLOWN IN FROM MOSCOW.

WE'LL PICK HIM UP AT OUR
BASE IN SANTA BARBARA.

YOUR PRESIDENT HAS AUTHORIZED... A
RUSSIAN ABOARD SEAVIEW? WHAT GIVES?

- SEARCH ME.
- WE SHOULD HAVE WORD
AT ANY MOMENT.

WE WILL NEED EXACT DATA.

ALL RIGHT. WE'LL BE WAITING
FOR YOUR NEXT COMMUNICATION.

WELL? ALL EFFORTS TO DESTROY
THE SATELLITE HAVE FAILED.

THEY CONFIRM IT'S A CASE OF
SABOTAGE WITHIN THEIR OWN RANKS.

IMPACT POINT IS NOW ESTIMATED TO BE AT
ABOUT 200 MILES OFF THE CALIFORNIA COAST.

- AND THE NUCLEAR REACTOR?
- IT WILL REACH CRITICAL MASS
SHORTLY AFTER IMPACT.

UNLESS IT IS
DEACTIVATED IN TIME,

THE DETONATION COULD DESTROY SAN
FRANCISCO AND KILL A MILLION PEOPLE.

MR. PRESIDENT, OUR NEW G-A
MISSILES COULD KNOCK IT OUT...

WHEN IT ENTERED
THE STRATOSPHERE.

THE A.E.C. HAS ALREADY RULED
THAT OUT BECAUSE OF LETHAL FALLOUT.

THERE IS STILL THE POSSIBILITY
OF FULL-SCALE EVACUATION.

NO, GEORGE. THE TIME ELEMENT
MAKES THAT OUT OF THE QUESTION.

DEACTIVATION OF THE
SATELLITE AFTER IT FALLS

INTO THE OCEAN IS THE
ONLY PRACTICAL SOLUTION.

THAT'S WHY THE RUSSIANS ARE SENDING
US TWO OF THEIR TOP MISSILE TECHNICIANS.

- ARE THEY ABOARD
THE SEAVIEW YET?
- ONE HAS BEEN PICKED UP AT SEA.

THE OTHER ONE IS ALREADY ON
HIS WAY TO LOS ANGELES BY JET.

GENTLEMEN, I'M NOW
DETERMINED TO FOLLOW THE ONLY

PLAN WHICH CAN FORESTALL
A MAJOR DISASTER...

PERHAPS EVEN A NUCLEAR WAR.

I'VE ORDERED ADMIRAL NELSON
AND HIS SUBMARINE SEAVIEW...

TO GET TO THE SATELLITE
AS SOON AS IT FALLS,

AND TO ASSIST THE RUSSIAN
TECHNICIANS IN EVERY WAY POSSIBLE...

TO RENDER HARMLESS THIS
THREAT TO THE LIVES OF...

MILLIONS OF OUR CITIZENS.

[Russian]

[Chattering]

MR. GRONSKI, WE'RE TO
TAKE YOU TO THE HELICOPTER.

IT'S WAITING.

[Russian]

[Groaning]

[Crane] ADMIRAL,
THIS IS MR. GRONSKI.

ADMIRAL NELSON. WELCOME ABOARD.

THANK YOU, ADMIRAL. I WISH IT COULD
BE UNDER HAPPIER CIRCUMSTANCES.

SO DO I. WE'VE JUST RECEIVED OUR
FINAL ORDERS FROM WASHINGTON.

WE ARE TO RACE NORTH TO THE
PREDICTED SPLASH AREA AT ONCE.

OH. YOU TWO KNOW EACH OTHER?

NO, WE HAVE NEVER MET. AN
HONOR, COMRADE GRONSKI.

I AM GREGORY MALINOFF. OH, YES.

I HAVE HEARD EXCELLENT
REPORTS OF YOUR WORK. THANK YOU.

I'LL HAVE YOU SHOWN TO
YOUR QUARTERS, MR. GRONSKI.

THEN I'D LIKE TO BRIEF YOU ON THE
SITUATION AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE.

KOWALSKI, SHOW MR. GRONSKI
TO HIS QUARTERS. AYE, SIR.

FOLLOW ME, PLEASE.
MALINOFF... [Russian]

[Russian]

NOT MUCH DOUBT WHICH
ONE'S THE BOSS, IS THERE?

THAT'S THEIR PROBLEM, LEE. OURS IS TO
GET THEM TO THE SPLASH AREA IN TIME.

LET'S GET UNDER WAY. AYE, SIR.

MR. MORTON, PREPARE
TO GET UNDER WAY.

ADMIRAL, THESE GENTLEMEN
HAVE FINISHED THEIR COMPUTATIONS.

THEY'D LIKE TO COMPARE NOTES.
WE'VE BEEN NOTIFIED OF A CHANGE.

THE SATELLITE HAS VEERED
FROM ITS PREDICTED COURSE.

WE'LL HAVE TO WAIT
FOR FURTHER WORD.

11.4. THAT WOULD BE SERIOUS.

HAS THIS BEEN VERIFIED BY
ANY OF OUR TRACKING STATIONS?

THE FIRST REPORT CAME
DIRECTLY FROM THE KREMLIN.

WE'RE DOUBLE-CHECKING WITH OUR
TRACKING STATIONS ALL AROUND THE WORLD.

11.4. THAT WOULD BRING THE
SATELLITE MUCH CLOSER TO THE COAST.

THAT'S RIGHT. I DO
NOT UNDERSTAND HOW...

I'M HAVING SOME DATA
PROCESSED BY OUR COMPUTER.

ALL WE CAN DO
NOW IS WAIT FOR IT.

WELL, WHAT DO YOU THINK
OF OUR BOAT, GENTLEMEN?

WE ARE VERY IMPRESSED
BY WHAT WE HAVE SEEN,

AND, UH, PERHAPS EVEN MORE
IMPRESSED BY WHAT WE HAVE NOT SEEN.

WHEN WE, UH,
REACH THE SATELLITE,

IT WILL BE NECESSARY FOR US
TO SWIM OUT TO IT, WILL IT NOT?

I DON'T KNOW ANY OTHER
WAY FOR YOU TO REACH IT.

IT WILL BE A SIMPLE
MATTER, COMRADE.

FOR AN EXPERT, PERHAPS.
YOU ARE NOT AN EXPERT?

I AM A SPACE EXPERT, COMRADE.
I KNOW NOTHING ABOUT DIVING.

[Russian]

[Continues In Russian]

WE ARE NOT EQUIPPED
TO HANDLE THIS MISSION.

- WE MUST ABANDON THE PLAN.
- WE CAN'T! IT'S OUR ONLY HOPE.

AS LONG AS MR. MALINOFF KNOWS HOW TO SWIM,
WE CAN TEACH HIM HOW TO HANDLE SCUBA GEAR.

I'LL ASSIGN A MAN
TO IT IMMEDIATELY.

[Man On Speaker] ADMIRAL, IT'S
WASHINGTON, SIR. CODE LINE 13. SEA LION.

CODE 13 UNSCRAMBLED.
READY NOW, SIR.

YES, MR. PRESIDENT?

WE'VE JUST RECEIVED FURTHER
DATA OVER THE HOT LINE.

THE COURSE IS NOW 11.5.

FIVE?

IS THAT A VERIFIED COURSE, SIR?

MR. PRESIDENT, HOLD
JUST A MOMENT, PLEASE.

I JUST HAVE SOME FIGURES
FROM MY COMPUTER.

CHARTS, QUICKLY!

MR. PRESIDENT...

ARE YOU SURE OF THAT?

ABSOLUTELY.

11.5, CORRELATED WITH OUR DATA,

BRINGS THE SATELLITE TO LESS
THAN 50 MILES FROM SAN FRANCISCO...

AND AT LEAST TWO HOURS
EARLIER THAN EXPECTED.

I'M TELLING YOU GUYS.
THIS IS NO SCUTTLEBUTT.

THOSE RUSSIANS ARE ABOARD
BECAUSE ONE OF THEIR ROCKETS GOOFED.

[Men Laughing]

OKAY, OKAY, LAUGH IT UP,

BUT YOU'RE LIABLE TO FIND YOURSELF IN THE
MIDDLE OF THE LOUDEST BANG YOU EVER HEARD.

I HEAR IT'S LOADED WITH
ATOM BOMBS, AND IT'S

GONNA LAND SMACK ON
TOP OF SAN FRANCISCO.

OKAY, OKAY, YOU GUYS.
BREAK IT UP. BACK TO WORK.

OH, SKIPPER? YES, CLARK?

CAPTAIN, I'D LIKE PERMISSION
TO SEND A RADIO MESSAGE.

I'M SORRY. RADIO'S SECURED TO ALL
PERSONNEL UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

BUT, CAPTAIN, I GOTTA
SEND WORD TO MY WIFE.

WHAT WORD?

SIR, MY WIFE AND MY KID
ARE IN SAN FRANCISCO.

IF THE SCUTTLEBUTT ABOUT THE
BOMB IS TRUE, I WANT 'EM OUTTA THERE.

SORRY, CLARK. NO MESSAGES.

INITIAL PERIGEE, 178 MILES.

INITIAL APOGEE, 1,368 MILES.

ORBITAL TIME, 110 MINUTES.

INCLINATION OF FINAL
ORBIT, 62 DEGREES.

EXCUSE ME, ADMIRAL. YOU SAY
THE FINAL ORBIT IS 62 DEGREES?

THAT'S RIGHT. BUT THAT'S
NOT POSSIBLE. [Russian]

HE'S RIGHT. THE FIGURES
DON'T MAKE SENSE.

UNLESS THE MECHANISM
WAS TAMPERED WITH.

THE SATELLITE MECHANISM
WAS TAMPERED WITH. WHAT?

THAT'S A VERY BAD THING
FOR YOU TO SAY, ADMIRAL.

THE HIGHEST AUTHORITY IN THE SOVIET UNION
HAS JUST REVEALED THAT IT WAS SABOTAGE.

WHAT WERE YOU TOLD? ONLY
THAT THERE HAD BEEN AN ACCIDENT.

A TERRIBLE ACCIDENT THAT WE WERE
TO REPAIR TO THE BEST OF OUR ABILITIES.

BUT NOT SABOTAGE.
WE'RE WASTING TIME.

INCLINATION AT POINT OF
IMPACT, 81 DEGREES, AND THAT'S IT.

[Russian]

[Russian Continues]

THE SATELLITE WILL REACH
CRITICAL MASS IN FIVE HOURS.

FIVE HOURS?

A FEW MINUTES, MORE
OR LESS, BUT FIVE HOURS.

AND HOW LONG TO DISARM
IT? TWO AND A HALF HOURS.

COMRADE MALINOFF THINKS IT CAN BE DONE IN
LESS, BUT I PREFER TO BE ON THE SAFE SIDE.

THAT'LL TAKE US AT LEAST THREE HOURS TO GET
THERE, TWO AND A HALF HOURS TO DISARM IT.

THAT'S FIVE AND HALF HOURS, AND
IT'S SET TO GO OFF IN FIVE HOURS.

- YOU SEE, IT CANNOT BE DONE.
- WE NEED 30 MINUTES.

MR. MALINOFF, YOU THOUGHT
THE SATELLITE COULD

BE DISARMED IN LESS THAN
TWO AND A HALF HOURS.

- HOW MUCH LESS?
- FIVE MINUTES, MAYBE 10.

BUT WITH THESE
FIGURES, I DON'T SEE HOW.

REACTOR ROOM STATION, CUT IN
FULL EMERGENCY POWER ON ALL BANKS.

[Man] WHAT ABOUT OUR SAFETY
MARGINS, SIR? FORGET THEM!

THIS IS AS FAR AS WE'VE EVER
PUSHED IT AND THEN SOME.

WE'RE GONNA PUSH HER
A LITTLE HARDER. AYE, SIR.

WE'LL GIVE IT
EVERYTHING WE'VE GOT.

UNDER THE CIRCUMSTANCES, YOU'D
BETTER TELL THE CREW. I AGREE.

AND KEEP HER AT FLANK
SPEED ALL THE WAY. AYE, SIR.

NOW HEAR THIS.
THIS IS THE CAPTAIN.

ON THIS DAY, MAY 27, 1973,

A RUSSIAN SATELLITE,
OUT OF CONTROL,

IS EXPECTED TO LAND IN
THE PACIFIC SOMEWHERE...

CLOSE TO THE SAN
FRANCISCO BAY AREA.

WE ARE NOW RUNNING
AT FLANK SPEED...

TOWARD THE
ANTICIPATED SPLASH POINT.

OUR MISSION IS TO
REACH THE SATELLITE...

AND DISARM ITS NUCLEAR
PILE BEFORE IT DETONATES...

WITH A FORCE THAT COULD
DESTROY SAN FRANCISCO.

WE ARE IN CONSTANT
COMMUNICATION WITH THE WHITE HOUSE.

OTHER THAN THAT, WE WILL
MAINTAIN RADIO SILENCE...

FOR THE DURATION OF THE MISSION.

YOU HEAR THAT? MY WIFE AND
MY KIDS ARE IN SAN FRANCISCO.

- HE WON'T LET ME SEND A MESSAGE.
- DRY UP, CLARK.

- WHO SAID THAT?
- I DID.

WE ALL HAVE TO SWEAT THIS
OUT. WHAT MAKES YOU SO SPECIAL?

- SHUT UP, KOWALSKI!
- [Scoffs]

YOU JUST HAVEN'T GOT
THE GUTS TO TAKE IT.

[Mutters] HEY! HEY!

[Men Shouting]

ATTENTION!

ALL RIGHT. WHO'S
RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS?

KOWALSKI? FOR WHAT, SIR?

THIS ISN'T A PLEASURE
CRUISE WE'RE ON.

IF THIS EVER HAPPENS
AGAIN, SOME HEADS WILL ROLL.

I HOPE THAT'S CLEAR.

ANY MOMENT NOW.

UNLESS THERE HAS
BEEN ANOTHER CHANGE.

WELL, LET'S GET BELOW.

LEE, TAKE HER DOWN.

AN AMAZING PERFORMANCE, ADMIRAL!

AT THIS RATE, THERE MAY
EVEN BE TIME TO SPARE.

WE CAN GET YOU
THERE, MR. GRONSKI.

AFTER THAT, WE'RE IN YOUR HANDS.

JUST IMAGINE, A FEW
MILES FROM HERE,

AT THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA,

THERE IS A MACHINE
TICKING AWAY THE SECONDS...

THAT COULD DECIDE
THE FUTURE OF MANKIND.

AND, BY A QUIRK OF FATE,
IT ALL RESTS IN OUR HANDS.

DOESN'T THAT STRIKE YOUR
SENSE OF THE DRAMATIC, ADMIRAL?

IT STRIKES MY SENSE OF RESPONSIBILITY.
I CAN'T THINK BEYOND THAT.

THEY SAY THAT EVERYONE WAS
PUT HERE ON EARTH FOR A PURPOSE.

PERHAPS THIS IS OUR
ORDAINED PURPOSE.

I DIDN'T KNOW YOU WERE A
RELIGIOUS MAN, MR. GRONSKI.

I AM NOT. AND I AM NOT TALKING ABOUT
RELIGION. I AM TALKING ABOUT DESTINY.

COULD THEY BE THE SAME?

EVERY MAN TO HIS
OWN INTERPRETATION.

YOU STAY WITH YOURS,
ADMIRAL. I WILL STAY WITH MINE.

[Crane On Speaker] ADMIRAL,
WE'RE ENTERING THE TARGET AREA.

VERY WELL.

BY THE WAY, ADMIRAL, I HAVE BEEN THINKING
ABOUT THE MECHANISM IN THE SATELLITE.

I MAY HAVE A WAY OF DISARMING IT IN MUCH
LESS TIME THAN I THOUGHT IT WOULD TAKE.

IT IS SOMETHING, COMRADE, THAT I CAN
SHOW YOU WHEN WE OPEN THE CAPSULE.

SOMETHING KNOWN ONLY
TO THOSE WHO WORKED ON IT.

A NEW DEVELOPMENT. GOOD.

[Crane On Speaker] ADMIRAL, THE
MAGNETOMETER SHOWS METAL CONTACT.

- IT COULD BE THE CAPSULE.
- I'LL BE RIGHT THERE.

COME. WE WILL GET INTO OUR
DIVING EQUIPMENT AT ONCE. COME.

THERE SHE IS, SIR. I FIGURE HER
AT A LITTLE LESS THAN 8,000 YARDS.

TAKE HER ANOTHER 4,000 YARDS,
THEN START REDUCE SPEED.

AYE, SIR. REDUCE SPEED TO
ONE-THIRD. SLOW TO ONE-THIRD.

SPARKS,

YOU GOTTA SEND A MESSAGE FOR ME.

BEAT IT, CLARK. I'M BUSY.

I GOTTA GET IT OUT.

IF YOU DON'T DO IT, I'LL SEND IT MYSELF!
COME ON! GET OUTTA THERE, SPARKS!

CHIEF! WAIT!

HE JUMPED SPARKS. HE
MUST'VE BLOWN HIS CORK.

YOU OKAY, SPARKS?
YEAH, I GUESS SO.

WHAT'S THE BIG IDEA?
I'LL PUT HIM IN THE BRIG.

NO, HOLD IT! WHAT DO YOU
THINK YOU'RE DOING, CLARK?

YOU GOT THE WORD. YOU
KNOW WE'RE ON RADIO SILENCE.

I COULDN'T HELP IT. I... I
HAVE TO WARN MY WIFE.

SHE AND THE KID... IF THAT
BOMB GOES OFF... KNOCK IT OFF!

DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA...

WHAT A MESSAGE ABOUT THIS BOMB
WOULD DO TO THE WHOLE BAY AREA?

WELL, I'LL TELL YOU.
ONE WORD LEAKED OUT...

COULD START A PANIC THAT
WOULD KILL THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE.

JUST MY WIFE, SKIPPER.

I JUST WANTED TO WARN MY WIFE.

WHAT MAKES YOU THINK SHE
WOULDN'T BE KILLED IN THE PANIC TOO?

YES, AND YOUR KID?

I JUST WANNA GIVE
'EM A FIGHTING CHANCE!

THEY'RE RIGHT IN THE TARGET
AREA! WE'RE ALL IN THE TARGET AREA!

ANOTHER STUNT LIKE THIS, AND
I'LL HAVE YOU THROWN IN THE BRIG.

NOW GET TO YOUR POST.

AYE, AYE, SIR.

A LOT OF GUYS GOT FAMILIES
IN THE BAY AREA, CAPTAIN.

I KNOW. POST AN
ARMED GUARD HERE.

PASS THE WORD THE
RADIO SHACK IS OFF-LIMITS.

OKAY. CARRY ON, CHIEF. YES, SIR.

[Man On Speaker] CLOSING
IN. READING POINT, FOUR.

HOLDING POINT, THREE.

STEADY AT ONE-THIRD.

POINT THREE HOLDING. POINT TWO.

CURLEY, ALL SET? ALL SET, SIR.

THE CAPSULE'S AT NEARLY 400 FEET.
HAVE YOU EVER DIVED TO THAT LEVEL?

OH, YES. MANY TIMES.

- YOU THINK YOU CAN HANDLE IT?
- I HOPE I CAN.

- I HAVE HAD EXPERT INSTRUCTION.
- VERY WELL. WE CAN COMMUNICATE WITH YOU.

- IF YOU THERE'S ANYTHING
YOU NEED, JUST ASK FOR IT.
- GOOD.

[Man On Speaker] POINT
TWO HOLDING. POINT ONE.

CAPSULE SIGHTED. MARK POINT ONE.

WE'RE HERE, GENTLEMEN. YOU
HAVE TWO HOURS AND 35 MINUTES.

NO LONGER. WE UNDERSTAND.

SPARKS, CODE 13. UNSCRAMBLE TO
WASHINGTON. KEEP IT OPEN. AYE, SIR.

[Malinoff On Speaker] TO SEAVIEW. THE
CAPSULE HAS SETTLED ON THE ACCESS HATCH.

WE ARE GOING TO
HAVE TO CUT IT OPEN.

THAT'S DANGEROUS. THE
TORCH MIGHT TRIGGER IT.

[Sparks On Speaker]
CODE THREE. SEA LION.

UNSCRAMBLED AND READY, SIR.

- NELSON SPEAKING.
- YES, ADMIRAL?

JUST A MOMENT. THE SEAVIEW
HAS REACHED THE CAPSULE,

AND THE MEN ARE WORKING ON IT.

ACCORDING TO OUR CALCULATIONS,
GRONSKI AND MALINOFF...

HAVE A LITTLE LESS THAN TWO HOURS
AND 25 MINUTES TO DISARM THE CAPSULE.

THEY'VE BEEN WORKING
OUT THERE FOR FIVE MINUTES.

THEY HAVE TO BE
FINISHED BY 0245.

THEY'VE ASSURED ME
THAT IT CAN BE DONE.

WE'LL KEEP YOU ADVISED
OF ALL DEVELOPMENTS, SIR.

[Malinoff] TO SEAVIEW.
WE HAVE CUT THROUGH.

[Men Speaking Russian]

[Russian Continues]

THE MEN ARE AT THE CAPSULE NOW. WE'LL
INFORM YOU THE MOMENT THEY'RE FINISHED.

[Russian Continues]

WHAT'S TAKING THEM SO LONG?

THERE'S STILL TIME... IF
NOTHING GOES WRONG.

THAT'S WHAT HAUNTS ME, LEE.

MALINOFF'S AN
AMATEUR UNDERWATER.

CURLEY SAYS THE
MAN'S A GOOD SWIMMER.

HE'LL BE OKAY... IF HE DOESN'T
HAVE TROUBLE CLEARING HIS MASK.

WHY DO YOU SAY
THAT? AS YOU KNOW,

IT'S A TRICKY THING FOR
A BEGINNER TO MASTER.

HE HAD PROBLEMS WITH IT
ALL THROUGH THE LESSONS.

WELL, I DIDN'T KNOW THAT.
WHY DIDN'T YOU TELL ME?

WELL, IT'S TOO LATE TO
DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT NOW.

ALL WE CAN DO IS SWEAT IT OUT.

FORTY-ONE MINUTES TO GO.

[Malinoff On Speaker] TO SEAVIEW.
WE HAVE FINISHED. WE ARE COMING IN.

HE IS HURT.

IS IT THE BENDS? NO.
NO, I'LL BE ALL RIGHT.

JUST GIVE ME A MINUTE.

CAPTAIN, THEY'RE BACK.

THIRTY-FIVE MINUTES AHEAD OF
SCHEDULE! WELCOME THEM FOR ME.

I'M CALLING THE PRESIDENT.

[Sparks On Speaker] CODE
13. SEA LION. SCRAMBLED.

CODE 13. SEA LION. UNSCRAMBLE.

HE MUST'VE HEARD ME.

YES, MR. PRESIDENT. I
WAS JUST GOING TO CALL...

I SEE. FROM MOSCOW.

I UNDERSTAND. I DON'T
HAVE MUCH TIME. I...

I'LL DO EVERYTHING I CAN.

THEY JUST HEARD
FROM THE KREMLIN.

RUSSIAN INTELLIGENCE HAS JUST CAPTURED ONE
OF THE RINGLEADERS OF THE SABOTAGE PLOT.

THEY NOW HAVE REASON TO BELIEVE THAT ONE
OF OUR RUSSIAN TECHNICIANS IS AN IMPOSTOR.

WHICH ONE? THEY DON'T KNOW.

THE PRISONER DIED BEFORE
THEY COULD GET A FULL STATEMENT.

[Crane] THE SATELLITE
HASN'T BEEN DISARMED.

IT'S STILL GONNA BLOW UP.

THAT WOULD BE THE ONLY
PURPOSE IN SENDING AN IMPOSTOR.

[Crane] WE'VE ONLY GOT
ABOUT A HALF AN HOUR.

WHAT DO WE DO NOW?

MMM. GET GRONSKI AND
MALINOFF DOWN HERE,

BUT DON'T LET THEM
THINK ANYTHING'S WRONG.

IT WON'T BE EASY.

SPARKS, IT'S THE ADMIRAL. IN FIVE
MINUTES, CALL ME ON THE INTERCOM.

TELL ME I HAVE A CODE 13 SEA
LION CALL FROM WASHINGTON.

WHEN I PICK UP THE PHONE,
DISREGARD ANYTHING I SAY...

AND HAVE THE MASTER
AT ARMS STAND BY.

WELCOME BACK, AND
CONGRATULATIONS.

A JOB WELL DONE. THANK YOU, SIR.

FOR A NOVICE UNDERWATER,
COMRADE MALINOFF DID VERY WELL.

[Laughs] I WOULD NOT
LIKE TO TRY IT AGAIN.

I'VE JUST TALKED WITH WASHINGTON. I'M
SURE THE KREMLIN HAS THE GOOD NEWS BY NOW.

WELL, THIS CALLS
FOR A CELEBRATION.

WON'T YOU SIT DOWN? THANK YOU.

LEE, I'LL LEAVE THE POURING UP TO
YOU. YOU DO THAT BETTER THAN I DO.

AS YOU SAY, I WILL
TAKE MINE NEAT.

WELL, IF THERE IS NOTHING
ELSE TO DO HERE, ADMIRAL,

I HAVE TO GET BACK TO
MOSCOW AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE.

WE'RE SENDING A BUOY
UP TO MARK THE CAPSULE.

- IT'LL JUST BE A FEW MINUTES.
- HERE WE ARE.

MR. GRONSKI. THANK YOU.

[Sparks On Speaker] ADMIRAL, IT'S
WASHINGTON, SIR. CODE 13. SEA LION.

UNSCRAMBLED AND READY, SIR.

THANK YOU.

NELSON SPEAKING.

YES, MR. PRESIDENT.

NO, WE ARE STILL IN THE AREA.

YES.

OF COURSE IT WOULDN'T BE ANY
TROUBLE. YES, I UNDERSTAND COMPLETELY.

IT'LL BE PICKED UP
IN SANTA BARBARA.

YES, SIR, I'LL REPORT
UPON ARRIVAL.

SPARKS? AYE, SIR.

INFORM MR. MORTON TO
SECURE THE NAVIGATIONAL WATCH.

WE'LL BE AROUND HERE
FOR A LITTLE WHILE YET.

AYE, SIR.

WASHINGTON HAS A REQUEST
FROM YOUR GOVERNMENT.

THEY WANT US TO SALVAGE THE
ELECTRONIC BRAIN IN THE CAPSULE.

SALVAGE THE BRAIN?

IT'S UNDERSTANDABLE. A
MOST REMARKABLE DEVICE.

THERE'S NO HURRY. WE'VE EARNED
OURSELVES A REST. WE'LL WAIT UNTIL MORNING.

IT SHOULDN'T TAKE MORE THAN AN HOUR
OR SO. WE CAN GET STARTED ABOUT 0700.

BUT THE BRAIN HAS BEEN PERMANENTLY
DAMAGED. IT'S ABSOLUTELY WORTHLESS!

OUR GOVERNMENT MUST HAVE GOOD
REASON FOR NOT WANTING TO LEAVE IT HERE...

BEFORE WE CAN
SALVAGE THE CAPSULE.

MR. GRONSKI, YOU
SEEM TO BE UPSET.

WHAT IS IT, COMRADE?
YOU ARE NOT FEELING WELL?

SHUT UP. SHUT UP!
AND GET AWAY FROM ME!

MR. GRONSKI, YOU'RE
OBVIOUSLY NOT FEELING WELL.

- I WOULD SUGGEST YOU LIE DOWN.
- YES, OR MAYBE WE'D
BETTER CALL A DOCTOR.

NO!

THE KREMLIN IS WRONG.

THERE IS NO POINT IN SAVING
IT. ABSOLUTELY NO POINT.

CAN'T YOU SEE? CAN'T YOU SEE?

WE HAVE TO GET AWAY FROM
HERE. WE HAVE TO GET AWAY!

THE SATELLITE WAS NOT DISARMED.
IT WILL GO OFF IN A FEW MINUTES.

WE HAVE TO GET AWAY FROM HERE,
OR WE WILL ALL BE BLOWN TO BITS!

WHAT ARE YOU SAYING?
I SAW YOU DISARM IT!

NO. WHEN YOU STARTED BACK, I RECAPPED
THE FUSE AND CONNECTED THE WIRES.

IT WILL GO OFF! WHICH
FUSE WAS RECAPPED?

POINT IT OUT TO ME, QUICK!

NO! GET MY WET SUIT READY.
PREPARE THE EQUIPMENT.

GET THE SUBMARINE STARTED!
WE CAN'T GET AWAY IN TIME!

ALL WE CAN DO NOW IS DISARM
IT. NOW, WHICH FUSE? POINT IT OUT!

- IT MUST BE THAT ONE.
- NO, NOT THERE!

HERE, WHERE THE WIRES CROSSED IN
THE MAGNETIC LINE. I SWITCHED THEM.

- ADMIRAL, CAN I HELP?
- YOU WOULDN'T SURVIVE.

MASTER AT ARMS, COME IN NOW! BUT
IT'S TOO LATE! WE HAVE TO GET AWAY!

IT'S TOO LATE! KEEP THIS MAN
UNDER CLOSE SURVEILLANCE!

IT'S TOO LATE! HE WON'T
HAVE TIME IN 10 MINUTES!

IT'S TOO LATE! IT'S
TOO LATE! IT'S TOO LATE!

[On Speaker] CAPTAIN
CRANE, CODE 13. SEA LION.

YES, SIR. THIS IS THE CAPTAIN.

THE IMPOSTOR'S BEEN DISCOVERED
AND IS UNDER DETENTION.

YES, SIR.

ADMIRAL NELSON'S AT THE CAPSULE
NOW ATTEMPTING TO DISARM IT.

WE'LL KEEP AN OPEN LINE AND REPORT THE
MOMENT THERE'S FURTHER WORD. YES, SIR.

[Nelson] I'VE GOT A
SHORT HERE. TROUBLE.

HE'S ACTIVATED THE
CIRCUITS AND SHORTED THEM!

IT COULD TRIGGER
THE WHOLE MECHANISM!

IT'S TOO LATE TO DO
ANYTHING ABOUT IT NOW!

- [Nelson] I FOUND THE SHORT.
- THERE IS NO CHANCE! ONLY ONE MINUTE LEFT!

LESS THAN ONE MINUTE.

[Nelson On Speaker]
LEE, I'M COMING BACK.

NOW HEAR THIS, ALL
HANDS. THIS IS THE CAPTAIN.

I'M ABOUT TO MAKE A REPORT ON
THE DIRECT LINE TO THE WHITE HOUSE.

I WANT YOU ALL TO HEAR IT.

MR. PRESIDENT, THE
SATELLITE HAS BEEN DISARMED.

GENTLEMEN, THE MISSILE
HAS BEEN DISARMED.

OH, WONDERFUL! CONGRATULATIONS!

[Chattering]

[Relieved Sigh]

THIS CHAMPAGNE... I LIKE
IT BETTER THAN VODKA.

THAT'S QUITE AN ADMISSION
COMING FROM YOU.

I WILL TELL YOU SOMETHING ELSE.

AT FIRST, I THOUGHT YOU PERMITTED YOURSELF
TOO MANY LUXURIES ABOARD THIS SHIP,

BUT NOW I AM BEGINNING
TO APPRECIATE THEM.

AH, BETTER BE
CAREFUL. [All Laugh]

WHY SHOULD I BE CAREFUL?
WHO CAN HEAR ME?

TO OUR HOMES, GENTLEMEN,
WHEREVER THEY ARE.