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U-571 (2000)

PG-13 | | Action, War | 21 April 2000 (USA)
A German submarine is boarded by disguised American submariners trying to capture their Enigma cipher machine.

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In the midst of World War II, the battle below the seas rages. The Nazis 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 realize this is their chance to seize the 'enigma coding machine'. But masquerading as Nazis 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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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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21 April 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

U-571: La batalla del Atlántico  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$62,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,553,310, 23 April 2000, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$77,086,030, 13 August 2000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$127,666,415, 30 June 2012
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Trivia

Erik Palladino (Mazzola) had laryngitis during the filming of the plane-buzzing scene. He lip-syncked his lines and dubbed them later in the studio. See more »

Goofs

When the Germans are attacking the freighter in the opening scene, the torpedo has a run time of roughly 12 seconds for a target 500 meters away. At 35 knots, it would take a little under 30 seconds in order to reach a target at that distance. See more »

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Lt. Commander Mike Dahlgren: If this thing goes south I will blow that Nazi boat right out of the water.
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Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #33.62 (2016) See more »

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Lover, Come Back to Me
Written by Sigmund Romberg, Oscar Hammerstein II
(performed at the wedding reception while Dahlgreen is talking to Tyler)
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THIS FILM SUCKS!!!!!!
7 June 2000 | by See all my reviews

Never have I witnessed such a perverse example of rewriting history. Hollywood producers must ask themselves what they are trying to achieve by inflating American egos in this way? Fabricating history in movies for national glorification is something the Nazis did. Boycott this film. It's crude, it's cheap and it's immoral.


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