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In Enemy Hands (2004)

R  |   |  Drama, Thriller, War  |  19 February 2005 (Japan)
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When American submarine Swordfish is torpedoed the survivors are picked up by a passing German U-boat but an outbreak of meningitis threatens all aboard.

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Chief of Boat Nathan Travers
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Kapitän Jonas Herdt
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Executive Officer Teddy Goodman
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Lt. Cmdr. Randall Sullivan
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Quartermaster Klause
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Buck Cooper
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Jason Abers
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Medical Officer
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Virgil Wright
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Lt. Bauer (as Conner Donne)
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Benny Romano (as Branden Morgan)
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Christophe
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Achilles Captain
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At the height of Hitler's infamous U-boat war, the crew of the U.S.S. Swordfish were heading home after months at sea. They never made it. Now prisoners of war aboard U-boat 429, a small group of American survivors will find their loyalties put to the ultimate test when they're forced to join their German captors to fight for their very lives. Written by Anonymous

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Courage, trust and honor. In a time when ordinary men had no choice but to become extraordinary heroes.

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Rated R for some violence and language | See all certifications »
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$5,400,000 (estimated)
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The real USS Swordfish was lost with all hands in the waters around Okinawa. The real U-429 was transferred to the Italian Navy (where it was dubbed the S 4), then served as a training boat for the German Navy following Italy's surrender. See more »

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The commander of the destroyer orders the chief to secure the enigma encoding machine and all documents. The commander of a U.S. destroyer during WW II would not know about the enigma encoding machine, as the allies knowledge of enigma was one of the biggest secrets of the war. However, even in the unlikely event that the commander of the U.S. destroyer was privy to this secret, he certainly would not have mentioned it by name over the radio. See more »

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Worth seeing.
7 May 2005 | by (Groningen, The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

This movie is a watchable one. It's not really a memorable one though but when you decide to watch it, it won't bore you.

When the movie began I was kind of worried. The editing was poor and the acting horrible B-movie like and it had a made-for-TV kind of look. But thankfully all those things improved later as the movie progressed.

It's obvious that the budget wasn't very big since they had to use stock footage from movies like "U-571" and even "Down Periscope". They also used stock footage from real WW II Destroyers and other boats which was pretty obvious at times, it was kind of amateur-like and unrealistic the way it was edited into the movie.

The story is pretty solid, despite some awfully weak dialog at times. It was at first kind of weird that the movie focused on both the Americans and Germans in the same way but later in the movie it becomes obvious why. The movie mostly fails to become tense but still its perfect good entertainment to watch all.

Not a must see by any means but when you decide to see it nevertheless, you will be fairly entertained. And hey it has got William H. Macy and Thomas Kretschmann and some other well known actors in small roles in it, which makes this movie absolutely, very well watchable.

7/10

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