The role of Lt. Paul Hellerman in the 1995 film "Crimson Tide" was played by Rick Schroder. Schroder was born and named Richard Bartlett Schroder (April 13, 1970). He is a professional American actor and film director. As a child actor, he was billed as Ricky Schroder. He made his film debut as a kid in the movie "The Champ" (1979). As a child star, he became known to the general public in the TV sitcom "Silver Spoons" (1982–1986). He continued his acting career as an adult, usually billed as Rick Schroder. A couple of his notable roles were as "Newt" on the western miniseries "Lonesome Dove" (1989) and as Det. Danny Sorenson (1998–2001) in the crime-drama series "NYPD Blue".

In the film "Crimson Tide", Schroder has a small supporting role as Hellerman. He is an officer who must decide whether he will or will not support his ship's captain. The film's main focus concerns a possible worldwide threat. After the Cold War, a breakaway Russian submarine with nuclear warheads wants to find reasons to use them against the USA. United States submarine Captain Frank Ramsey (Gene Hackman) signs on a relatively green but highly recommended Lt. Cmdr. Ron Hunter (Denzel Washington). They are on the USS Alabama with Lt. Hellerman, which may be the only ship able to stop the possible Russian threat. When Ramsay insists that Alabama must act aggressively, Hunter, fearing they will start rather than stop a big world disaster, leads a potential mutiny against Ramsey.

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