MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 1,611 this week

Ghostboat (2006)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | Mystery | Thriller  -  9 April 2006 (UK)
6.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.5/10 from 305 users  
Reviews: 20 user | 3 critic

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 ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(novel), (screenplay), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 29 titles
created 20 Jul 2011
 
a list of 483 titles
created 30 Aug 2011
 
a list of 70 titles
created 11 months ago
 
a list of 48 titles
created 7 months ago
 
a list of 217 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Ghostboat (TV Movie 2006)

Ghostboat (TV Movie 2006) on IMDb 6.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Ghostboat.
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Jack Hardy
Ian Puleston-Davies ...
Travis
...
Cassidy
...
Captain Byrnes
James Laurenson ...
Admiral Nealy
...
Spender
...
Redding
Jamie Martin ...
Tyler
Roger Evans ...
Monroe
...
Mason
Jonathan Cullen ...
Captain Basquine
Alan Stocks ...
Peterson
Lee Whitlock ...
Reeves
...
Langdon
Ian Targett ...
Captain Lyle
Edit

Storyline

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 Kevin Wickenden

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

9 April 2006 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Ghostboat  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD) | (2 parts)

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

Submarines of the WW2 era didn't have the now-familiar rotating radius on circular display. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Intriguing idea, not brilliantly executed.
13 April 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A derivative but nonetheless intriguing set up; a ship (in this case a submarine) is found many years after it sank, with no sign of the crew, or what happened to them. This has been done many times, it is essentially the story of the Marie Celeste. Despite that the set up hooked me, I love these kind of vaguely supernatural / time travel plot lines, however familiar they are.

To be honest I was disappointed by what was delivered. David Jason is a fine actor but his character in this came over as terse, sullen and not especially interesting. As he is the lead, and therefore your focal point throughout the story, this was a big failing. He just wasn't interesting or unusual enough, you learned almost nothing about his character despite him being on screen for most of the 180 minutes.

The plot itself seemed to peter out rather than deliver a climax, for a thriller (or at least a war time drama) I felt there was too little tension. The actual operation of the submarine and the technical side all felt very authentic but this did not compensate for the lack of plot, or genuinely interesting characters. The officers were all a little stiff, the crew were similarly generic, all of them have been seen many times before.

Towards the end I felt the plot simply ran out of ideas and some of what happened bordered on silly. The story seemed to flirt with the premise it had created, rather than really go into it. I never felt this story got going, I appreciate it was television but there was far too much chatter. It was slow in places where it needed pace, or another twist and this was, for me at least, the other major failing; ultimately the story lacked imagination. What Ghostboat delivered was almost exactly what you expected, no more. There was no moment when I thought 'now that is interesting, I never saw that coming'.

Despite these misgivings I thought it was not bad for a TV two parter. It was ambitious and though it failed to hit the target it was at the very least something different.


13 of 15 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
How did Jack survive in 1943? dreamkatcha
Did anyone else see the first half tonight? Bulleon
Average at best. stevedox
This is stupid! staggabob
Anachronisms: frank walsh
Ian Puleston-Davies Sheepbone
Discuss Ghostboat (2006) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?