A World War II German U-Boat crew have a terrifying patrol mission in the early days of the war.
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 Der Alte (6 episodes, 1985-1987)
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 Leutnant Werner (6 episodes, 1985-1987)
Klaus Wennemann ...
 Leitender Ingenieur (LI) (6 episodes, 1985-1987)
Hubertus Bengsch ...
 Erster Wachoffizier (I WO) (6 episodes, 1985-1987)
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 Zweiter Wachoffizier (II WO) (6 episodes, 1985-1987)
Bernd Tauber ...
 Obersteuermann (6 episodes, 1985-1987)
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 Johann, das Gespenst (6 episodes, 1985-1987)
Martin May ...
 Ullmann (6 episodes, 1985-1987)
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 Hinrich (6 episodes, 1985-1987)
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 Bootsmann (6 episodes, 1985-1987)
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 Ario (6 episodes, 1985-1987)
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 Pilgrim (6 episodes, 1985-1987)
Ralf Richter ...
 Frenssen (6 episodes, 1985-1987)
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 Bibelforscher (6 episodes, 1985-1987)
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 Schwalle (6 episodes, 1985-1987)
Konrad Becker ...
 Bockstiegel (6 episodes, 1985-1987)
Lutz Schnell ...
 Dufte (6 episodes, 1985-1987)
Martin Hemme ...
 Brueckenwilli (6 episodes, 1985-1987)
Wilhelm Pietsch ...
 Franz (6 episodes, 1985-1987)
Helmut Neumeier ...
 Schmutt (6 episodes, 1985-1987)
Dirk Salomon ...
 Markus (6 episodes, 1985-1987)
Jean-Claude Hoffmann ...
 Benjamin (6 episodes, 1985-1987)
Arno Kral ...
 Hagen (6 episodes, 1985-1987)
Maryline Moulard ...
 Françoise (6 episodes, 1985-1987)
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 Monique (6 episodes, 1985-1987)
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 Thomsen (6 episodes, 1985-1987)
Günter Lamprecht ...
 Kapitän 'Weser' (6 episodes, 1985-1987)
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"The Boat" is the story of the crew of one of the hundreds of U-boats deployed by the Germans in World War II. Subject to countless hours of claustrophobic confinement and unending assault by enemy ships, the crew struggles for survival. Written by Carl Miller <cmiller@binx.mbhs.edu>

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Drama | War

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24 February 1985 (West Germany)  »

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(6 episodes) | (DVD)

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1.66 : 1
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The cast received extensive drills on how to literally run through a submarine in order to shift its balance like a experienced crew. See more »

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Edited from Das Boot (1981) See more »

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Opening up the claustriphobia
10 March 2002 | by (East Northport,N.Y.) – See all my reviews

As good as "Das Boot" is in it's original theatrical form,and in an director Peterson's extended version in the re-release,the TV version,coming in at close to five hours long shows so much more of the day to day life on the boat.The claustriphobic nature of life on a WWII submarine is opened up for us. It delves far more deeply into the personalities and lives of the crew,both on and off the boat.They become real human beings,and we see how hard their lives are while on patrol.As with "All Quiet on the Western Front",the senselessness of war is brought home when see from the losing side. Highly moving


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