MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 27,579 this week

The Hunley (1999)

TV Movie  -   -  Action | Drama | History  -  11 July 1999 (USA)
6.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.7/10 from 939 users  
Reviews: 23 user | 2 critic

CSS Hunley tells the incredible true story of the crew of the manually propelled submarine CSS Hunley, during the siege of Charleston of 1864. It is a story of heroism in the face of ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(story), (story), 1 more credit »
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: October

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in October.


Related News

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 26 titles
created 20 Sep 2011
 
a list of 40 titles
created 12 Apr 2012
 
a list of 35 titles
created 17 Jul 2012
 
a list of 29 titles
created 28 Jan 2013
 
a list of 28 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "The Hunley" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Hunley (TV Movie 1999)

The Hunley (TV Movie 1999) on IMDb 6.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Hunley.

User Polls

Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

During World War II, an American destroyer meets a German U-Boat. Both captains are good ones, and the engagement lasts for a considerable time.

Director: Dick Powell
Stars: Robert Mitchum, Curd Jürgens, David Hedison
Baltic Storm (2003)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

A journalist from Berlin, Germany, and a Swedish lawyer discover the truth behind the sinking of the "MS Estonia" in 1994, where more than 850 people drowned.

Director: Reuben Leder
Stars: Greta Scacchi, Jürgen Prochnow, Donald Sutherland
On the Beach (TV Movie 2000)
Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Well, the world has finally managed to blow itself up. Only Australia has been spared from nuclear destruction and a gigantic wave of radiation is floating in on the breezes. Only two ... See full summary »

Director: Russell Mulcahy
Stars: Armand Assante, Rachel Ward, Bryan Brown
Hostile Waters (TV Movie 1997)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

In October 1986, a Russian submarine carrying nuclear missles collides with an American nuclear submarine off the coast of Bermuda.

Director: David Drury
Stars: Rutger Hauer, Martin Sheen, Max von Sydow
Company K (2004)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A troubled veteran of World War I named Joe Delaney struggles to write a history of the Marine company in which he served. In the nightmare of war, each man is defined by a singular moment ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Clem
Stars: Ari Fliakos, Terry Serpico, Steve Cuiffo
USS Seaviper (2012)
Action | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.6/10 X  

The German U-Boat, U-234, from the Port of Kiel is trading cargo with the Japanese. USS Seaviper must locate and stop this dangerous exchange. The Captain of USS Seaviper must go ashore to ... See full summary »

Director: Ralph A. Villani
Stars: Tim Large, Jeremy King, Robb Maus
Hollow Point (1996)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Livingston is trying to merge the Russians, Chinese and Italian gangsters into one group with huge amounts of money and power. FBI agent Susan and DEA agent Max are trying to stop them.

Director: Sidney J. Furie
Stars: Thomas Ian Griffith, Tia Carrere, John Lithgow
Below (2002)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Strange happenings occur on a WW II submarine.

Director: David Twohy
Stars: Bruce Greenwood, David Crow, Matthew Davis
Natural Enemy (Video 1996)
Crime | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A businessman (Donald Sutherland) has a hotshot young new partner (William McNamara). What he doesn't realise is that his new partner is the son of his second wife, adopted into an abusive ... See full summary »

Director: Douglas Jackson
Stars: Donald Sutherland, William McNamara, Lesley Ann Warren
Night Passage (1957)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A fired railroad man is rehired and trusted to carry a 10,000 dollar payroll in secret, even though he is suspected of being connected to outlaws.

Director: James Neilson
Stars: James Stewart, Audie Murphy, Dan Duryea
The Power (1968)
Thriller | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

One by one members of a special project team are being killed by telekinesis - the ability to move things with the power of the mind alone. The race is to determine which of the remaining team members is the murderer and to stop them.

Director: Byron Haskin
Stars: George Hamilton, Suzanne Pleshette, Richard Carlson
Drama | War | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

At the beginning of the Civil War, seven friends embark on a cross-country journey in order to join the Confederate army.

Director: William Hale
Stars: James Caan, Michael Sarrazin, Brenda Scott
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Lt. George Dixon
...
Gen. Pierre G.T. Beauregard
...
Lt. Alexander
...
Simkins (as Christopher Bauer)
...
Capt. Pickering
Michael Dolan ...
Becker
...
Collins
...
Wicks
Jeff Mandon ...
Miller
Frank Vogt ...
Ronald White
Jack Baun ...
Ridgeway
Kevin Robertson ...
Carlson
...
Dixon's Wife
Jon Huffman ...
Indian Chief Captain
Dane Ritter ...
Beauregard's Aide
Edit

Storyline

CSS Hunley tells the incredible true story of the crew of the manually propelled submarine CSS Hunley, during the siege of Charleston of 1864. It is a story of heroism in the face of adversity, the Hunley being the first submersible to sink an enemy boat in time of war. It also relates the human side of the story relating the uncommon and extaordinary temperament of the 9 men who led the Hunley into history and died valiantly accomplishing this feat. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Action | Drama | History | War

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

11 July 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

C.S.S. Hunley  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Though many details of Lt. Dixon's life and military service are taken from fact, most of the other crew have uncertain identities. See more »

Goofs

The double eagle Dixon's wife gives him is accurate for the period but the image is backwards. See more »

Quotes

Gen. Pierre G.T. Beauregard: And what about you, Dixon? What did you lose in this war besides a good chunk of your leg? Your wife. I do not wish to be... indiscreet, but I have heard the story. She was on a ferry boat that went down in the Tennessee River - hit by a torpedo... that drifted in from God knows where. How can you bear that?
Lt. George Dixon: I read you lost your wife, sir. I'm sure it pains you to talk about that.
Gen. Pierre G.T. Beauregard: On the contrary. It helped me to get rid of the trappings of sentiment. She died... giving birth to my daughter. ...
[...]
See more »

Connections

Remake of The Great Adventure: The Hunley (1963) See more »

Soundtracks

Haul Away, Joe
Traditional sea shanty
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Terrific historic portrayal
17 January 2000 | by (Atlanta) – See all my reviews

This is a made for TV dramatization of a true event in history, specifically the story of the Confederate efforts to develop a submersible boat during the civil war. The story opens in Charleston S.C. during the seize and naval blockade of that city by Federal forces. The Confederates were attempting to develop a submarine with a torpedo to be used as a weapon to break the blockade. This is the story of the successes and failures of that effort and follows the efforts of the crew in the development of the submarine (made from a converted boiler) and its ultimate deployment into battle.

The story is a fascinating piece of history; an event that clearly changed the course of naval warfare. Director John Gray did a good job in his portrayal of civil war Charleston during the seize, with citizens attempting to cope and go about the business of day to day living despite the daily bombardment. The scenes inside the boat were particularly well done, giving the viewer a good sense of the claustrophobic quarters in which they had to operate.

Unfortunately, the selection of Armand Assante for the lead character, Lt. Dixon was a mistake. Assante, the consummate tough guy, can be a powerful actor when placed in a suitable role for his skills like ‘Gotti'. But he does not have much range outside that type. In this film he was brittle in his portrayal, playing this role in typical tough guy fashion when the character required more subtlety and complexity. Also, his attempt at a southern accent was abysmal. No matter how he tried, he always sounded like a New York gangster.

Donald Sutherland was good as General Beauregard, but it was a minor role. The bright spot among the cast was Sebastian Roche who played Collins, the tempestuous Irishman. His cockiness and false bravado belied a vulnerable and frightened soul and he played it perfectly. His portrayal of panic during an oxygen deprivation drill was riveting.

I gave this film an 8, despite the miscasting of Assante. It was an entertaining drama with plenty of meat to keep most viewers interested and engaged.


8 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
To those Bastards who gave this Movie a Zero ... Modrechai_Abrabanel
Turner Home Entertainment anti-DVD policy? efrankvalli
DVD relf
No DVD - Travesty! pjonsson
Why No DVD?? sdribble
Hunley funeral eulogy Madyas
Discuss The Hunley (1999) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?