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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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Comedy

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

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1 March 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Abajo el periscopio  »

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$25,800,000 (USA)
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Trivia

Film debut of comedian Patton Oswalt. See more »

Goofs

The MV Denali, the tanker the Stingray uses to sneak into Norfolk toward the end of the film, only has one propeller. The underwater shots of the Stingray's approach show it with two. See more »

Quotes

Lt. Cmdr Dodge: [Meeting Winslow after being assigned to command the Stingray] Thank you for seeing me on such short notice Admiral Winslow.
Adm. Dean Winslow: Of course, Captain. Take a seat.
[Both sit down]
Adm. Dean Winslow: So, what do you think of your new boat?
Lt. Cmdr Dodge: It's a big piece of...
[Sees Winslow's stern look]
Lt. Cmdr Dodge: antiquated equipment, sir. Sir, I've been spending most of my life wanting to command my own boat. I was wondering why the Navy chose to embarass me this way.
Adm. Dean Winslow: No embarassment intended, Captain. You were assigned to take part in a special...
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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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In the Navy
Written by Henri Belolo, Jacques Morali and Victor Willis
Performed by The Village People
Courtesy of Scorpio Music
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A very funny and relaxing movie
16 July 2003 | by (Texas) – See all my reviews

Being an ex-submariner on both diesel and nuc boats, I wasn't looking for a true to life Navy movie. I have enjoyed Down Periscope over and over again. Sure, some if not most of the realism of life on a submarine is skimmed over, but this adds to the appeal by creating a simplistic story line that is easy and fun to follow. I swear I knew most of the crew of the Stingray. The excellent cast made for an even more enjoyable movie. I don't want to get into specifics about little things that may not have been correct because that would only serve to detract from what I feel is an excellent movie to enjoy for its entertainment. So sit back, relax and "Let's kick this pig"


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