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Down Periscope (1996)

 -  Comedy  -  1 March 1996 (USA)
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Lt. Cmdr. Tom Dodge is assigned as Captain to the USS Stingray, an old diesel driven submarine that has seen better days. With a crew that consists only of weird guys (and a gal), he's ... See full summary »

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Lt. Cmdr. Tom Dodge is assigned as Captain to the USS Stingray, an old diesel driven submarine that has seen better days. With a crew that consists only of weird guys (and a gal), he's headed against the atomic powered USS Orlando, with the mission to destroy a dummy battleship. Written by Thomas Meyer <i03a@zfn.uni-bremen.de>

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A rusty sub. A rebel commander. A renegade crew. When destiny called, they should have hung up.

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Rated PG-13 for some crude language | See all certifications »

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1 March 1996 (USA)  »

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Abajo el periscopio  »

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$25,800,000 (USA)
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At the very end of the movie, when the U.S.S. Stingray is tied up to the pier and the crew is marching off, a white-hulled vessel is visible in the background. This vessel is a 95 foot retired Cape-class U.S. Coast Guard Cutter (U.S.C.G.C. Cape Romain), which was at the time operated by Sea Scout Ship 17 (youth program similar to Boy Scouts), based out of San Mateo, CA. The ship was requested to be on-location at a pier in San Francisco (most of the harbor footage was shot in the Bay Area; the mothball fleet depicted early in the movie really exists and is near Benicia, CA) to make it appear more like a military base. The Cape Romain is currently operated by Sea Scout Ship 51 (S.S.S. Intrepid), based out of Palo Alto, CA. See more »

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Throughout the movie enlisted personnel are addressed as "Mister". This form of address is only used for commissioned officers of the rank of Lieutenant and below, and warrant officers. Enlisted persons are addressed by their last name. See more »

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Executive Officer Martin T. 'Marty' Pascal: Jesus, Buckman! This stuff's been on the Stingray since Korea! This can expired in 1966!
Seaman Buckman: [tasting contents of can] What's the matter, sir? It still tastes like creamed corn.
Executive Officer Martin T. 'Marty' Pascal: Except it's *deviled ham*!
Seaman Buckman: Now that would be a problem.
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As the credits begins to roll, The Village People and several cast members start singing "In The Navy." See more »

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References Treasure Island (1950) See more »

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Formulaic Comedy Still Has Its Moments
31 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Sometimes juvenile, sometimes stupid and sometimes very predictable.....but yet this was a fun movie that is charming at times, too. It wasn't good enough to be a "keeper," but I did enjoy watching this.

The humor is a little sleazy at times but the language wasn't too bad. Kelsey Grammar plays a likable role in the Navy comedy. Most of his crew are somewhat stupid characters but I did like the sonar man with the great hearing. Lauren Holy was okay as the female interest but Rob Schneider was just plain annoying and tended to overact. He's either very funny or very stupid in his films. Bruce Dern, as always, was an effective "bad guy."

The story is a favorite of the film industry: a bunch of rag-tag misfits and rebels somehow outwit and outmaneuver the larger Establishment experts with their high-tech machinery. No matter how improbable or ridiculous, Hollywood will not stop that formula Nonetheless, it's decent lightweight entertainment with a nice, sentimental ending.

Odd, though: what I remember most is the guys stuffing cotton swabs up their nose! If you've seen the film, you know what I'm talking about.


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