Capt. Frank Ramsey (Gene Hackman) is the commander of the USS Alabama, which prepares to launch nuclear missiles in a preemptive strike against Russia. haste. But as the country reaches the brink of war, Lt. Commander Ron Hunter (Denzel Washington) feels he has to stop him.
Lt. Commander Ron Hunter (Denzel Washington) leads a mutiny aboard a United States nuclear vessel when he believes the captain is going to launch nuclear missiles in haste. In "Crimson Tide," this leads to a wild confrontation as the country reaches the brink of war.
Capt. Ramsey: Speaking of horses did you ever see those Lipizzaner stallions. Hunter: What? Capt. Ramsey: From Portugal. The Lipizzaner stallions. The most highly trained horses in the world. They're all white? Hunter: Yes, sir. Capt. Ramsey: "Yes, sir" you're aware they're all white or "Yes, sir" you've seen them? Hunter: Yes, sir I've seen them. Yes, sir I was aware that they're are all white. They are not from Portugal; they're from Spain and at birth, they're not white; they're black. Sir. Capt. Ramsey: I didn't know that. But they are from Portugal.
Capt. Ramsey: Mr. Hunter, we have rules that are not open to interpretation, personal intuition, gut feelings, hairs on the back of your neck, little devils or angels sitting on your shoulder. We're all very well aware of what our orders are and what those orders mean. They come down from our Commander in Chief. They contain no ambiguity. Hunter: Captain... Capt. Ramsey: Mr. Hunter. I've made a decision. I'm Captain of this boat. NOW SHUT THE FUCK UP!