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Down Periscope (1996)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 1 March 1996 (USA)
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)  »

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Abajo el periscopio  »

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$31,000,000 (estimated)

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$25,785,603 (USA)
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Trivia

The USS Pampanito could not move under her own power. The underwater shots were scale models. The surface shots actually were the Pampanito, however she was being towed. See more »

Goofs

(at around 11 mins) Stepanik is introduced as "Engineman 1st Class," yet his rating insignia (a propeller) is the mark of a Machinist's Mate. See more »

Quotes

Lt. Comd. Dodge: All right, ladies and gentlemen. We have fulfilled every requirement of this mission except one: Norfolk. Presently, there are several ships positioned outside the harbor to intercept us. To get in, we're gonna have to use a tactic that is somewhat bizarre, and extremely risky. If any of you feel it's not worth it, please let me know now.
Seaman Stanley 'Spots' Sylvesterson: Uh, actually, sir, I think we prefer to go with the bizarre and risky. It's worked for us so far.
Stepanek: I think we should continue to kick ass, sir.
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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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Anchors Aweigh
Written by Charles A. Zimmerman, Alfred Hart Miles (as A.H. Miles) and R. Lovell (as R. Lovett)
Performed by the Men of the Concert Choir, University of Southern California
Courtesy of University of Southern California
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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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