8/10
An amusing, surprisingly well-informed, farce.
21 November 2000
Perhaps you need a naval historian, which I'm, to get some of the jokes, but the basic premise--that an old diesel sub might get through our defenses--is one that DOES occupy the uneasy dreams of our admirals. Kelsey Grammer and his crew of misfits are quirky, eccentric, and somehow delightfully believable, as are the depictions of infighting between the crew and the officers conducting the exercise that makes up the plot.

One unsung star of the film is U.S.S. Pampanito, currently in San Francisco harbor, and a fine old relic of World War II that can still be visited. STAY TUNED FOR THE CREDITS!
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