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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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Branden R. Morgan ...
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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19 February 2005 (Japan)  »

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$5,400,000 (estimated)
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The film was originally released through Artisan Entertainment under the title "U-Boat". However, another film with the same title had recently been released. Shortly and the title the film was changed to "In Enemy Hands" after the film was purchased by Lion's Gate. "In Enemy Hands" received little or no publicity or advertising after being released in the U.S by Lion's Gate. Based on a true story, the lack of P & A resulted in very little attention by movie-goers. The film was actually an excellent films that lacked the publicity needed to make it a success. See more »

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Mrs. Travers' LaSalle in the final scene did not have an A, B or C gasoline rationing sticker on the passenger's side of the windshield. See more »

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Were we watching the same movie? This is an EXCELLENT film!
8 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I couldn't figure out why there were so many bad reviews on this film until I found out that the film was first released in Europe and that version was terrible. Then, Lion's Gate picked it up and I watched it again and there was no comparison. The biggest problem is that most of the DVD's out there are the old version and therefore, bad, bad bad.

Now the good news. If you can get hold a copy of the new version, you are going to be pleasantly surprised. "In Enemy Hands" is an excellent film about the Americans and the Germans inside a U-Boat. It is very well made, in terms of both acting and directing, and doesn't disappoint.

There were some scenes that held the movie up, longer than they needed to be, or were just pointless, but still, "In Enemy Hands" is a very good film. There were some great scenes involving some black humor and there were scenes that were very touching and powerful. Its very enjoyable from start to finish and will not fail to impress.

The acting is top-notch - William Macy gives his best performances as does Lauren Holly. They couldn't have done a better job. Til Schweiger also gives a great performance. There were times where he could have done better, but all in all, he was very good.

Ton Giglio does a good job directing this. I haven't seen much of his work, but what I did see were excellent movies - although nowhere near as good as this. He is able to give this film the dark atmosphere it needs and couldn't have been better.

If you haven't seen this version yet, you should definitely rent this when you get the chance. The newest version of "In Enemy Hands" is a well-made film that won't disappoint. It combines very good acting and directing, clever black humor, and very touching moments, which all make a brilliant movie.

Like I said, this version is sooooo much better, and shouldn't be missed.


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