A World War II German U-Boat crew have a terrifying patrol mission in the early days of the war.
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Complete series cast summary:
...  Der Alte 3 episodes, 1985-1986
...  Leutnant Werner 3 episodes, 1985-1986
Klaus Wennemann ...  Leitender Ingenieur (LI) 3 episodes, 1985-1986
Hubertus Bengsch ...  Erster Wachoffizier (I WO) 3 episodes, 1985-1986
...  Zweiter Wachoffizier (II WO) 3 episodes, 1985-1986
Bernd Tauber ...  Obersteuermann 3 episodes, 1985-1986
...  Johann, das Gespenst 3 episodes, 1985-1986
Martin May ...  Ullmann 3 episodes, 1985-1986
...  Hinrich 3 episodes, 1985-1986
...  Bootsmann 3 episodes, 1985-1986
...  Ario 3 episodes, 1985-1986
...  Pilgrim 3 episodes, 1985-1986
Ralf Richter ...  Frenssen 3 episodes, 1985-1986
...  Bibelforscher 3 episodes, 1985-1986
...  Schwalle 3 episodes, 1985-1986
Konrad Becker ...  Bockstiegel 3 episodes, 1985-1986
Lutz Schnell ...  Dufte 3 episodes, 1985-1986
Martin Hemme ...  Brueckenwilli 3 episodes, 1985-1986
Wilhelm Pietsch ...  Franz 3 episodes, 1985-1986
Helmut Neumeier ...  Schmutt 3 episodes, 1985-1986
Dirk Salomon ...  Markus 3 episodes, 1985-1986
Jean-Claude Hoffmann ...  Benjamin 3 episodes, 1985-1986
Arno Kral ...  Hagen 3 episodes, 1985-1986
Maryline Moulard ...  Françoise 3 episodes, 1985-1986
...  Monique 3 episodes, 1985-1986
...  Thomsen 3 episodes, 1985-1986
Günter Lamprecht ...  Kapitän 'Weser' 3 episodes, 1985-1986
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"The Boat" is the story of the crew of one of the hundreds of U-boats deployed by the Germans in World War II. Subject to countless hours of claustrophobic confinement and unending assault by enemy ships, the crew struggles for survival. Written by Carl Miller <cmiller@binx.mbhs.edu>

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There was no "Class VII C" submarine left from World War II, so the crew had to build the whole interior from scratch using original plans from that time. It was mounted on a large pivot to simulate a moving submarine. * U-995 is the only remaining Type VIIC submarine. She has been on public display at Laboe, Germany since 1971. See more »

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26 September 2005 | by See all my reviews

I taped the original Swedish airing of "Das Boot" in the late 80's,and thought it was amazing. Now I own the DVD,and I still think it's amazing! Fortunate enough, this film lack the big special effects,which makes it stand excellent against time.

I prefer the mini over the feature movie. The slower pace and the closeness to the characters really gets to me. Over the years I must have seen this film more than 50 times,and it's still great! The casting is excellent and so is the directing. Wolfgang Petersen have done really well with a great novel. He captures the boredom and the fear in war in a superb way.

Perhaps the labeling of this film as a "war movie", has scared off many viewers from a great piece of art. Both those who dislike war movies and those who like war action.


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