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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)  »

Also Known As:

Abajo el periscopio  »

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$31,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$25,785,603

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,768,149
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Trivia

According to Tom Arnold in an interview with Howard Stern, he was originally offered the lead role, but turned it down. He also said in the interview that Kelsey Grammer did a much better job than he would have. 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,. Howard, Chief Engineer: [the string he placed across the hull goes slack] Bet you never saw somethin' like that on one of them big nukes.
[Stepanek shakes his head no]
Seaman Nitro 'Mike': Uh... no, we didn't use clothes lines. We had those dryer things with the window in front.
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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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Edited into Stealth Fighter (1999) See more »

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Louie Louie
Written by Richard Berry
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A very funny and relaxing movie
16 July 2003 | by 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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