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Down Periscope (1996)

PG-13  |   |  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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Abajo el periscopio  »

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$25,800,000 (USA)
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Trivia

While it has been criticized for some of its concepts, many of the underlying ideas of the movie are accurate. Modern diesel submarines (not a retired World War II submarine) using their electric batteries are capable of being notably quieter than nuclear submarines. Many navies operate modern versions of the submarine shown, and their vessels are quite effective in their roles. Experts have criticized the U.S. Navy at various times for not employing a few of this type of submarine in the force. See more »

Goofs

The sonar screen shown as the Stingray begins its torpedo run shows the same 'picture' as it does when the blockading vessels begin pinging before the Stingray hides under the Denali, even though the Dodge states that they are past all the ships and only the Orlando was near. See more »

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Lt. Comd. Dodge: [Spotting Stepank arrive with a pair of Shore patrolmen] Oh good - the Chaplin's arrived!
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Crazy Credits

As the credits begins to roll, The Village People and several cast members start singing "In The Navy." See more »


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Be All That You Can Be
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I loved this flick
7 February 2004 | by (Indianapolis) – See all my reviews

I'm glad they finally released it on DVD. I bought the video tape years ago and watch it at least once or twice a year.

Grammer has a wry wit about him that really makes this movie a success. Its formula is certainly not original, but it's very funny nonetheless. I am very surprised that it didn't receive higher in the ratings.

It ranks as one of my all-time favorite comedies. It's just a fun little flick that makes you feel good. And sometimes, that's all a movie is meant to be.


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