A German submarine is boarded by disguised American submariners trying to capture their Enigma cipher machine.

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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 (as T.C. Carson)
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Ens. Keith Larson
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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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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  »

Box Office

Budget:

$62,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$19,553,310 (USA) (21 April 2000)

Gross:

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

Director Jonathan Mostow was inspired to do the film after touring the World War II submarine USS Pompanito, in San Francisco. See more »

Goofs

While boarding the U-Boat, Lt. Tyler slowly walks the length of the boat with his hand gun extended using the Weaver Stance. The Weaver Stance, a two handed grip, was developed during the late 1950s by Deputy Sheriff Jack Weaver in California. Before that time, especially during the war, the single handed side grip was taught and used. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Dahlgren: Where's your date, Andy? It's not like you to arrive stagged like this.
Lieutenant Andrew Tyler: I'm afraid I couldn't get one on such short notice ma'am.
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References Das Boot (1981) See more »

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My Heart Stood Still
Written by Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart
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THIS FILM SUCKS!!!!!!
7 June 2000 | by (Glasgow, Scotland) – 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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