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A British Sub goes missing at the end of the war leaving only one crew member surviving. Everyone believes it lost to the bottom of the Baltic Sea, then 40 years later it reappears without a crew. The British government send for the the surviving crew member (David Jason) now a marine biologist. With a new crew and Jason then proceed to trace the last know happenings on the sub. But this submarine has a life of its own and the new crew soon start showing characteristics of the old crew. Written by
The submarine used was a non-submersible full-sized replica originally built for the film 'U-571'. That model was supposed to be an American S-Class submarine modified to look like a U-boat; somewhat ironically, for 'Ghostboat' it was then modified again to play the role of a British S-Class. See more »
When the Scorpion is strafed by Bf109's, Travis points a gun at the Captain. The weapon is clearly a Colt .45 M1911A1. The standard RN sidearm in 1981 was the 9mm FN Browning Hi-Power. See more »
David Jason is brilliant. Sadly a good actor cannot salvage an obvious story line (which owes a lot to other works, such as the similarly named Ghostship) which meant it all became a little predictable, and towards the end just plain silly.
Characters behave inconsistently and illogically as the story lurches towards the less than surprising end.
The special effects themselves were also erratic - obviously a lot of money was spent on the set of the sub, but the cgi shots ranged from the okay to dreadful.
Okay if you are bored, but not the great work I was expecting.
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