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Courage, trust and honor. In a time when ordinary men had no choice but to become extraordinary heroes.
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

William H. Macy ... Chief of Boat Nathan Travers

Til Schweiger ... Kapitän Jonas Herdt

Thomas Kretschmann ... 1st Watch Officer Ludwig Cremer

Clark Gregg ... Executive Officer Teddy Goodman

Scott Caan ... Lt. Cmdr. Randall Sullivan

Rene Heger ... Quartermaster Klause

Carmine Giovinazzo ... Buck Cooper

Jeremy Sisto ... Jason Abers

A.J. Buckley ... Medical Officer

Sam Huntington ... Virgil Wright

Connor Donne ... Lt. Bauer (as Conner Donne)

Ian Somerhalder ... Danny Miller
Branden R. Morgan ... Benny Romano (as Branden Morgan)

Andy Gatjen ... Christophe

Gavin Hood ... Achilles Captain
Alex Prusmack ... Andreas

Sascha Rosemann ... Lars
Justin Thomson ... Wilhem (as Justin Thompson)

Sven-Ole Thorsen ... Hans
Patrick Gallagher ... Ox (as Patrick F. Gallagher)

Matt Lindquist ... Friedrich

Lauren Holly ... Mrs. Rachel Travers

Xander Berkeley ... Admiral Kentz (as Xander Berkley)

Chris Ellis ... Captain Samuel Littleton
Jim Burke ... U 821 Kapitan

Roy Werner ... U 1221 Kapitan

William Gregory Lee ... U.S.S. Logan Radarman
Doug Biolchini ... U.S.S. Logan Radioman (as Douglas Biolchini)

Tom DeGrezia ... Planesman
Gunter Simon ... U 821 Hydrophone Operator (as Simon Gunther)

Sonny Surowiec ... U 821 Radio Operator

Vanessa Branch ... Admiral Kentz's Secretary
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Patrick Barnitt ... Achilles Helmsman

Eric Parker ... German Soldier

Vladimir Tevlovski

Chriss Anglin ... Armed Sailor (uncredited)

Winston Churchill ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Hans Hernke ... Young Sailor (uncredited)

Adolf Hitler ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Leif Holt ... German Crew Member (uncredited)
Anthony K. Lewis ... Armed Guard #2 (uncredited)

Sam Mathewes ... German Soldier (uncredited)

Brad Newman ... Prison Guard (uncredited)

Franklin D. Roosevelt ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Justin Sandler ... U 429: German Sailor (uncredited)
David Chandler Secor ... Radio Operator (uncredited)

David Shae ... German Soldier (uncredited)
Daniel Toscano ... Swordfish Sailor (uncredited)

Branden Waits ... German Soldier (uncredited)

Directed by
Tony Giglio 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
John E. Deaver  screenplay
John E. Deaver  story
Tony Giglio  screenplay
Johnny Hartmann  additional dialogue

Produced by
Jed Baron .... executive producer
John H. Brister .... producer (as John Brister)
Larry Collins .... associate producer
Patrick F. Gallagher .... co-producer
Carol Gillson .... executive producer
David Glasser .... executive producer (as David C. Glasser)
Michael Z. Gordon .... co-producer
Michael Z. Gordon .... executive producer
Michael S. Grayson .... executive producer
David Hutkin .... executive producer
Brian R. Keathley .... co-executive producer
Andreas Klein .... executive producer (as Andreas R. Klein)
Thomas Leath .... co-producer
Robert Leveen .... line producer
Julius R. Nasso .... producer
Michael A. Pierce .... producer (as Michael Pierce)
James Robb .... co-producer
Dean Rockhold .... co-producer
Geoffrey H. Silver .... co-producer
Scott G. Stone .... executive producer
Jeff G. Waxman .... executive producer
Mark Williams .... producer
Bob Yari .... executive producer
Original Music by
Steven Bramson 
Cinematography by
Gerry Lively (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Peter Mergus 
Harvey Rosenstock 
Casting by
Roe Baker 
Production Design by
Terrence Foster 
Art Direction by
Thomas Meleck 
Set Decoration by
Melanie Jones 
Costume Design by
Jean-Pierre Dorléac 
Makeup Department
N. Kristine Chadwick .... makeup artist (as Kristine Chadwick)
Carol Collini .... additional makeup artist
Isabel Harkins .... makeup department head
Isabel Harkins .... special makeup effects artist
Cynthia Hernandez .... makeup department head: second unit
Frank Ippolito .... special makeup effects artist
Rhonda O'Neal .... hair department head: second unit
Rhonda O'Neal .... hair stylist
Steven R. Soussanna .... key hair stylist (as Steve R. Soussana)
Kelly J. Sullivan .... special makeup effects artist
Production Management
Gary Rubin .... executive in charge of production
Sabrina Sipantzi Ballard .... production manager (as Sabrina Sipantzi)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jasmine Marie Alhambra .... second assistant director (as Jasmine Alhambra)
James D. Deck .... first assistant director (as James Deck)
Nicholas Lee .... additional second assistant director
Daniel Shultz .... second second assistant director
Mike Smith .... second unit director
Jack Straw .... first assistant director: second unit
Art Department
Kenny Abney .... construction foreman
Wendy Allen .... second unit
Wendy Allen .... set dresser: second unit
Bryan L. Anderton .... propmaker
Chris Brewster .... set dresser
Chris Brewster .... swing gang
Kieran Brown .... set painter
Laura Diamond .... on-set dresser
Andrea Doherty .... art department production assistant
Greg Finnin .... property master
William F. Graves II .... propmaker
Emile Kortleven .... lead man
Dara Lasky .... art department coordinator
T. Brett Lindsey .... set painter
Gabe Lopez .... propmaker
Edward J. Lucero .... lead scenic (as Edward Lucero)
Jacob P. Martinez .... swing gang
Jacqueline McArdle .... set painter
Elizabeth Ortega .... property master: second unit
Matt Sazzman .... propmaker
Ilya Seperich .... assistant property master
Brad Soper .... set dresser: second unit
Paul A. Still .... construction coordinator
Adam Zerkel .... propmaker
Sound Department
Roberto Dominguez Alegria .... foley mixer (as Roberto Domínguez)
Glenn Auchinachie .... sound designer
Sarah Brady .... adr supervisor
John Brasher .... re-recording mixer
Jason Brennan .... sound engineer
David Chornow .... sound mixer: second unit
James Dehr .... sound mixer
Eric Hoeschen .... foley artist
Eric Justen .... re-recording mixer
Rick MacLane .... sound engineer
William Munroe .... boom operator: second unit
Bryan Pennington .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Chris Quilty .... boom operator
Paul Ratajczak .... re-recording mixer
Paul Ratajczak .... sound supervisor
Trevor Sperry .... adr editor
Trevor Sperry .... adr mixer
Matthew Ryan Weber .... assistant sound engineer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Thomas Baumann .... special effects technician
Eric Dressor .... special effects assistant
Blair Foord .... special effects technician
Christopher Palbicki .... special effects production assistant
Robert Phillips .... special effects technician (as Robert A. Phillips)
Richard Stutsman .... special effects supervisor
Visual Effects by
Derry Frost .... director of production: Amalgamated Pixels
Brady Hallongren .... title opticals supervisor
Rob Meyers .... visual effects
Michael Morreale .... executive producer: Amalgamated Pixels Inc.
Michael Morreale .... visual effects supervisor (as Michael J. Morreale)
Jeremy Oddo .... visual effects
Phillip Palousek .... visual effects coordinator (as Phil Palousek)
Chad Royer .... digital compositor
Rita Schrag .... optical printing supervisor
Gregory S. Scribner .... digital compositor
Jim Stewart .... optical designer
Brad Bovee .... stunts
Gokor Chivichyan .... stunts
Brycen Counts .... stunts
J. Mark Donaldson .... stunts (as Mark Donaldson)
Jeremy Fitzgerald .... stunts
Patrick F. Gallagher .... stunts
Troy Gilbert .... stunts
Steve Griffin .... stunts
Hans Hernke .... utility stunts
Jesse V. Johnson .... stunts (as Jesse Johnson)
David Leitch .... stunt double
Brad Martin .... stunts
Tim Mikulecky .... stunt double
Chris Palermo .... stunts
Felipe Savahge .... stunt double
Gunter Simon .... stunts
Mike Smith .... stunt coordinator
Sonny Surowiec .... stunt performer
Vladimir Tevlovski .... stunts
Glen Yrigoyen .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert Aguilar .... electrician
Billy Beaird .... company grip
Diana Beaird .... company grip
Gary A. Beaird .... first company grip (as Gary Beaird)
Ari Bedian .... electrician: second unit
Glen Bondoc .... assistant chief lighting technician: second unit
Glenn Brown .... assistant camera
Jon Callesen .... electrician: second unit
Richard Cheung .... chief lighting technician
Tom Clancey .... dolly grip
Tom Clancey .... first company grip: second unit
Dave Coulter .... second assistant camera: second unit
Pat Dames .... company grip
Pat Davies .... first company grip: second unit
Andrew Dumas .... second assistant camera
Jaik Freeman .... company grip
Mark Gilliam .... second company grip: second unit
Craig Grossmueller .... first assistant camera: second unit
Peter Gulla .... additional cinematographer
David Hagadorn .... electrician
Hollywood Heard .... dolly grip: second unit
Giulio Magnolia .... film loader
Duane Manwiller .... Steadicam operator
Duane Manwiller .... camera operator: "a" camera
Tak Matsuda .... chief lighting technician: second unit
Tak Matsuda .... electrician (as Taku Matsuda)
E.J. Misisco .... first assistant camera
James T. Ryan .... camera intern
Lee Spencer .... electrician
Chris Stadler .... second company grip
Jeffery J. Tufano .... additional camera operator
Kevin Williams .... chief lighting technician: second unit
Douglas Wiltse .... assistant chief lighting technician
Rafael Winer .... still photographer
Casting Department
Debe Waisman .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Colin Booth .... costumer
Shalanda Holmes .... costume production assistant
Paul Kakuschky .... costumer: second unit
Susanna T. Sandke .... costume supervisor
Paul St. John .... costumer
Editorial Department
Anthony J. Camaioni .... first assistant editor
Chuck Winston .... color timer
Chris Wong .... editorial production assistant
Location Management
Matt Petras .... location manager
Music Department
Doug Botnick .... scoring mixer
Richard Glasser .... music supervisor
Daniel Hamuy .... lead orchestrator
Jeffrey Schindler .... conductor
David Slonaker .... orchestrator
Transportation Department
Matthew Ballard .... transportation coordinator
Guy J. Graves .... transportation captain
Other crew
Kevin Baird .... production assistant
Brian Carraway .... office production assistant
David Corey .... production assistant
Karyn Dousette .... assistant: Mr. Giglio
Julianne Gestone .... assistant: Mr. Macy
Phillip Glasser .... production executive
David Harari .... set production assistant: second unit
Joshua Kennedy .... office production assistant
Shannon Kenny .... script supervisor
Sarah Kim .... production auditor
Kevin H. Law .... production coordinator
Svetlana Lomaka .... first assistant auditor
Chris Phillips .... key set production assistant
Kevin Picket .... craft service (as Kevin Pickett)
Melinda Redfoot .... production assistant
Matthew Rimmer .... set production assistant
Alisa Shulz .... assistant: Mr. Gallagher
Claire Thorne .... key set production assistant: second unit
Claire Thorne .... set production assistant
Emily Thorne .... production assistant
Georgia Vestakis .... assistant: Mr. Pierce
Mari Wilson .... additional script supervisor
Michael J. Harker .... completion bond company representative (uncredited)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"U-Boat" - Europe (English title) (DVD box title)
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Rated R for some violence and language
94 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Interesting coincidence that William H Macy, Lauren Holly and the USS Swordfish also appear in "Down Periscope" as well.See more »
Anachronisms: The German sub's 2WO (2nd Watch Officer) is wearing the uniform coat of an enlisted artilleryman of the German Federal Army. This specific design was not issued until the late 1960s/ early '70s and would not have been worn in WWII, and certainly not by a naval officer.See more »
[first lines]
Kapitän Jonas Herdt:[narrating] At the outbreak of World War II, Germany increased its U-boat production by 1,000%, mass-producing 17 new U-boats a month. Hitler knew the key to winning the war in Europe was to control the Atlantic. And control it he would. By 1942, German U-boats, working in groups called wolf packs, sunk over 1,000 Allied ships. Their success gave Germany a decisive advantage. They were winning the war. And if this trend continued, all of Europe would fall.
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22 out of 29 people found the following review useful.
Not the Best, But Should be Seen, 9 January 2005
Author: Dr. Victor S. Alpher from Austin, Texas USA

This movie slipped by in the U.S. theaters, with DVD release only, so I found out about it from a U-Boat movie recruit friend. With William H. Macy, Til Schweiger, and Thomas Kretschmann (the latter now well known for his role in "The Pianist" there is no excuse for no release.

The details are well documented in other reviews. I have seen many such films, in German and English. After watching half in English, I purchased a copy in German (well-dubbed). I tend to find such films more convincing (easier to suspend disbelief), although the down side there is seeing American actors speaking perfect German. Well, perhaps there will come a copy someday with appropriate subtitles.

Of course, the film that really shows U-Boat conditions is the film Das Boot. I do not know the budget of this film, but the cramped quarters, filth, and unseemly conditions were not part of the budget.

However, the decision of the Kaleun (Kapitän-Leutnant) Schweiger to take on American prisoners (against Oberkommando des Kriegsmarines orders), deal with the inevitable conflict--American soldiers and sailors were well-indoctrinated to hate Germans--after the certain death of his daughter to Allied bombing is more than touching.

Kretschmann's performance is especially noteworthy. Although he once wanted an American Hollywood acting career, and has most frequently been cast as a German military man, all of these performances have been quite different, a testimony to some real acting skill. He has it in spades. Til Schweiger is, as I have read, a "matinee idol"--he does not have to act.

To war film afficionados, most highly recommended, to those who wish to see some great German actors, also highly recommended, and finally, to fans of William H. Macy, a guaranteed pleasure. There is enough WW2 period ambiance to keep this film in suspense.

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