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U-571 (2000)

 -  Action | War  -  21 April 2000 (USA)
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A German submarine is boarded by disguised American submariners trying to capture their Enigma cipher machine.

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Lt. Hirsch
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Seaman Bill Wentz
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Seaman Ted 'Trigger' Fitzgerald
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Seaman Ronald 'Rabbit' Parker
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Steward Eddie Carson
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Seaman Anthony Mazzola
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Seaman Charles 'Tank' Clemens
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Ens. Keith Larson
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Storyline

In the midst of World War II, the battle below the seas rages. The Nazi's have the upper edge as the Allies are unable to crack their war codes. That is, until a wrecked U-boat sends out an SOS signal, and the Allies realise this is their chance to seize the 'enigma coding machine'. But masquerading as Nazi's and taking over the U-boat is the smallest of their problems. The action really begins when they get stranded on the U-boat. Written by Filmtwob <webmaster@filmfreak.co.za>

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u boat | battle | sos | crew | code | See more »

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You won't come up for air until it's over! See more »

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Action | War

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Rated PG-13 for war violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

21 April 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Submarino U-571  »

Box Office

Budget:

$62,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$104,829 (Sweden) (10 November 2000)

Gross:

ESP 310,144,356 (Spain) (29 June 2001)
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Trivia

When the "U 571" leaves the navy port at the beginning of its turn, marine ships from the former East Germany (GDR) are shown in the background: the so-called "coast mine seekers" (corvettes), built for the east-german navy "Volksmarine" from the late 1960s and in use until the end of the country and the re-unification with the West-Germany (Federal Republic of Germany). These ships (and their slightly larger version "high-sea mine seekers" or corvette "Adler" (= Eagle in NATO jargon)) where able to position, relocate and destroy mines. They mainly served at the sea-frontier between east and west (Nato and Warsaw treaty) in the Baltic sea. See more »

Goofs

Early in the movie when the officers are briefed what the mission is, Lt. Hirsch tells them they are going to intercept the U-Boat at a specific point based on a German message they intercepted. Then, a minute later he tells them that the reason they are after the U-Boat is to steal its enigma coding machine because without it, they cannot translate German messages. How can they translate the message telling them where the U-Boat is going to be OK, but still need the machine? See more »

Quotes

Lt. Hirsch: Mr. Tyler.
Lieutenant Andrew Tyler: Yeah.
Lt. Hirsch: If you can't take out that destroyer, the danger is not that some of us may die. It's that some of us may live. These men have seen and heard things that must not be revealed to the enemy - our secrets, such as our radar capabilities, and our understanding of German encryption. If we fall into German hands alive, we will be tortured without mercy. Either you succeed in sinking that ship, or you see to it that none of us survive to be captured.
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References Star Trek (1966) See more »

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Dein ist mein ganzes Herz
from "Das Land des Lächelns"
Written by Franz Lehár, Fritz Löhner-Beda, Ludwig Herzer
Performed by Benny Goodman
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A Good Utilization of Sound

As far as thrillers go, U-571 is a well made film. Although it's historical inaccuracies are awful, it still serves as a great theater experience. It won a well deserved Oscar for it's sound, which, in the right theater, makes the film well worth the admission. Sound is the key essential to U-571.

The characters are simple, the plot is simple, and the film probably won't haunt you long after you've seen it, but that's OK. Just sit back and enjoy the claustrophobic sets, the deafening sound effects, and the non-stop action for what it's worth.


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