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Release Date:
19 February 2005 (Japan) See more »
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)

David Moretti ... 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)

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 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
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
Glenn Auchinachie .... sound designer
Sarah Brady .... adr supervisor
John Brasher .... sound re-recording mixer
Jason Brennan .... sound engineer
David Chornow .... sound mixer: second unit
James Dehr .... sound mixer
Roberto Domínguez .... foley mixer
Eric Hoeschen .... foley artist
Eric Justen .... sound 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 .... sound 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
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
Matt Petras .... location manager
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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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 »
Miscellaneous: 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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25 out of 37 people found the following review useful.
Were we watching the same movie? This is an EXCELLENT film!, 8 May 2006
Author: Sean Daniel from United States

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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