MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 178 this week

Down Periscope (1996)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy  |  1 March 1996 (USA)
5.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.9/10 from 15,843 users  
Reviews: 74 user | 30 critic

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 »

Director:

Writers:

(story), (screenplay), 2 more credits »
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 48 titles
created 26 Jun 2011
 
a list of 24 titles
created 13 Aug 2012
 
a list of 32 titles
created 02 Feb 2013
 
a list of 30 titles
created 15 Oct 2013
 
a list of 22 titles
created 14 Mar 2014
 

Related Items

Search for "Down Periscope" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Down Periscope (1996)

Down Periscope (1996) on IMDb 5.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Down Periscope.

User Polls

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

McHale's Navy (1997)
Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

Retired Lieutenant Commander Quinton McHale spends his days puttering around the Caribbean in the old PT-73 selling homebrew, ice cream, and swimsuit calendars. He's brought out of ... See full summary »

Director: Bryan Spicer
Stars: Tom Arnold, Dean Stockwell, Ernest Borgnine
Up Periscope (1959)
Action | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

In 1942, Navy Lieutenant Kenneth Braden from the underwater demolition team is sent to a Japanese island to photograph secret radio codes.

Director: Gordon Douglas
Stars: James Garner, Edmond O'Brien, Andra Martin
Sgt. Bilko (1996)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

This movie is a remake of the hit series which starred, Phil Silvers as Sgt. Bilko. In this movie, Bilko runs the motor pool and has all sorts of scams going on like gambling, renting out ... See full summary »

Director: Jonathan Lynn
Stars: Steve Martin, Dan Aykroyd, Phil Hartman
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Black comedy about a normal guy, about to get married, who starts to question all things of a cosmic significance. He starts seeing only The Big Picture, ignoring trivialities (like his ... See full summary »

Director: John Ryman
Stars: Dwier Brown, Susan Walters, Karen Medak
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Directors: Meredith Scott Lynn, Bradford Tatum
Stars: Bradford Tatum, Meredith Scott Lynn, Jason Priestley
Salt I (2006)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

When an abusive husband's twisted extra-marital relationship is exposed, the wife revenges through a cruel and unusual way - with SALT.

Director: Bradford Tatum
Stars: Stacy Haiduk, Alexandra Wilson, Bradford Tatum
Susan's Plan (1998)
Comedy | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Susan wants her reprehensible ex-husband dead and, in several bungled attempts by henchmen, tries to accomplish the deed. First her boyfriend hires two dim-witted hitmen. Then she hires a ... See full summary »

Director: John Landis
Stars: Nastassja Kinski, Billy Zane, Michael Biehn
Cannery Row (1982)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Monterey, California in the 1940's. Cannery Row - the section of town where the now closed fish canneries are located - is inhabited primarily by the down and out, although many would not ... See full summary »

Director: David S. Ward
Stars: Nick Nolte, Debra Winger, Audra Lindley
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

A man finally finds faith in himself after the rest of world puts its faith in him; the sole being on earth who can save mankind from its own destruction - The Chosen One.

Director: Rob Schneider
Stars: Steve Buscemi, Rob Schneider, Holland Taylor
The Program (1993)
Action | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Several players from different backgrounds try to cope with the pressures of playing football at a major university. Each deals with the pressure differently, some turn to drinking, others to drugs, and some to studying.

Director: David S. Ward
Stars: James Caan, Halle Berry, Omar Epps
Comedy | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

The Indians are now a World Series contender. But last year's hunger is now replaced with complacency, and bad decisions by the new owner threaten to tear the team apart.

Director: David S. Ward
Stars: Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger, Corbin Bernsen
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Stars: Nathan Barnatt, Harland Williams
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Stepanak
...
...
James Martin Jr. ...
...
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1 March 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Abajo el periscopio  »

Box Office

Gross:

$25,800,000 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Harry Dean Stanton played a very similar role in 1979's "Alien." Both characters were engineers on a, "ship," with similar attitudes and wore, "Hawaiian," style shirts. See more »

Goofs

When Cmdr. Dodge looks through the periscope before surfacing for the final attack, he says that the low clouds will hide them from aircraft. But once they surface, all the action takes place under clear blue skies. See more »

Quotes

Lt. Comd. Dodge: All right, everybody, it's time to kick this pig! Leave Graham squealing from the feeling!
Planesman 1st Class Jefferson 'R.J.' Jackson: Squeaking from the freaking.
Seaman Buckman: Oinking from the boinking.
See more »

Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Spoofed in Godzilla (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

You Make Me Feel So Young
Written by Josef Myrow and Mack Gordon
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Hysterically clever and upbeat comedy.
29 April 2002 | by (Sauk City, Wisconsin) – See all my reviews

Surprisingly good and quick-witted adventure that features Kelsey Grammer (supposedly in his first lead role in a feature) as an unconventional Navy sub commander who wants to run a nuclear sub of his own, however; he has earn it by competing against the U.S. Navy in a series of war-games with a crew of untested, questionable, and lovable men (and a woman, too).

Director David S. Ward ("Major League") and his writers have put together a hysterically clever and upbeat comedy that tries to make the film easy to understand, which they do quite well. Second, besides the Grammer character, most of the crew provide some or plenty of the movie's humor, which is treated like a double-edged sword. Three members of the supporting cast - Harland Williams, Toby Huss, and Rob Schneider provide the funniest scenes, which includes weird gestures, impersonations, and, well, their personalities.

"Down Periscope" is more than a Navy version of "Police Academy" or "The Dirty Dozen". What the film does is get the job done the right way and I liked it.


20 of 22 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Military/Navy Accuracies and Inaccuracies crockett_john
Funniest Scene marshall_plan02
this movie is a 'police academy' rip off joao_ribeiro2009
Military inaccuracy josh-magder
Two Goofs that Aren't michaelnewman01
5.4 ou of 10??? mark635
Discuss Down Periscope (1996) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?