Submerged is a 2005 American action film written and directed by Anthony Hickox, and starring Steven Seagal, William Hope, Vinnie Jones and Christine Adams. The film was released on direct-to-DVD in the United States on May 31, 2005.
Chris Cody (Steven Seagal) is a top-ranked mercenary who took part in an undercover operation to stop a major terrorist strike on U.S. soil a strike that the UN refused to believe was about to happen. Cody had to break a number of laws in order to do the job, and he's in a military prison.
At the U.S. Embassy in Montevideo, Uruguay, Secret Service agents are briefing the ambassador on a terrorist base when they suddenly go haywire and kill her, and then themselves. Later, in Washington DC, intelligence analyst Dr. Chappell (Christine Adams) concludes that some sort of mind control device must have been used. A Delta Force commando team is sent to Uruguay to investigate, but they are quickly ambushed and captured. Taken to the terrorist base, they are brainwashed by Dr. Adrian Lehder (Nick Brimble), a scientist who heads a secret CIA experiment in mind control, programming soldiers to become virtually unstoppable killing machines when they're given the right commands.
The Navy recruits Cody and his talented crew to take Chappell and special agent Fletcher (William Hope) with them in an effort to destroy the facility and take down Lehder. Cody is promised that in exchange, he and his crew will be freed and cleared of the alleged misconduct that they were accused of and receive 100,000 dollars each. Suspicious, Cody quickly jettisons Fletcher, who turns out to be in league with Lehder. Fletcher tips off Lehder, and they quickly abandon Lehder's facility, leaving behind a few American prisoners as Trojan horses.
One team of Cody's men commandeers a submarine, while the others secure the base and rescue the prisoners. The team fights its way past a tank, destroys the base, and escapes on the sub. But they end up stuck on the sub with some of the mind-controlled soldiers. After fighting off the soldiers and escaping from the sub, Cody and his crew realize that they must race to bring down Lehder before the rest of his soldiers claim them all.
Steven Seagal as Chris Cody,
William Hope as Agent Fletcher,
Vinnie Jones as Henry,
Christine Adams as Dr. Susan Chappell,
Nick Brimble as Dr. Arian Lehder,
Alison King as Damita,
P. H. Moriarty as Chef,
Gary Daniels as Col. Sharpe,
Ross McCall as Plowden,
Stephen Taylor as Luis,
Peter Youngblood Hills as Doc Shock,
Adam Fogerty as O'Hearn,
Chris Hazlewood as Harding,
Niki Sotirov as Colonel Jorge Hilan,
William Tapley as Ambassador Ron Higgins,
It is set and filmed in Sofia, Bulgaria in 31 days on August 16 and September 16, 2004.
DVD was released in Region 1 in the United States on May 31, 2005, and also Region 2 in the United Kingdom on 5 September 2005, it was distributed by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.