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Release Date:
24 February 1985 (West Germany) See more »
A World War II German U-Boat crew have a terrifying patrol mission in the early days of the war. Full summary »
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Jürgen Prochnow ... Der Alte (unknown episodes)

Series Directed by
Wolfgang Petersen (unknown episodes)
Series Writing credits
Lothar G. Buchheim (unknown episodes)
Wolfgang Petersen (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Günter Rohrbach .... producer (unknown episodes)
Series Original Music by
Klaus Doldinger (unknown episodes)
Series Cinematography by
Gerhard Fromm (unknown episodes)
Leander R. Loosen (unknown episodes)
Peter Maiwald (unknown episodes)
Ernst Schmid (unknown episodes)
Ernst Stritzinger (unknown episodes)
Wolfgang Treu (unknown episodes)
Jost Vacano (unknown episodes)
Egil S. Woxholt (unknown episodes)
Series Film Editing by
Hannes Nikel (unknown episodes)
Series Casting by
Willy Schlenter (unknown episodes)
Series Production Design by
Götz Weidner (unknown episodes)
Rolf Zehetbauer (unknown episodes)
Series Costume Design by
Monika Bauert (unknown episodes)
Series Makeup Department
Alfred Rasche .... makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Ago von Sperl .... makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Rüdiger von Sperl .... makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Marie-Antoinette Petersen .... assistant director (unknown episodes)
Series Special Effects by
Karl Baumgartner .... special effects (unknown episodes)
Series Editorial Department
Sati Tooray .... colorist (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
Isabel Goslar .... script supervisor (unknown episodes)

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Germany:50 min (6 episodes) | USA:293 min (DVD)
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

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 »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Indiana Jones: Making the Trilogy (2003) (V)See more »


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13 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Superb, 13 February 2007
Author: pommesmitsalbe from United States

I watched this movie the very first time as a kid in 1985 on TV and was stoked right away. I had not even been allowed to stay up late at that age but I was able to persuade my parents to let me watch it. Since then I must have watched this five hour version at least seven times and I would be very happy to see it again but unfortunately I do not own it.

Do not let the genre "war movie" keep you away from watching this because it is far from being one of those typical "war movies". It is not only the story which makes this one great but also the acting, the lack of special effects and the authenticity. And of course Jürgen Prochnow is king!

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