A World War II German U-Boat crew have a terrifying patrol mission in the early days of the war.
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1986   1985   Unknown  
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Complete series cast summary:
Jürgen Prochnow ...  Der Alte 3 episodes, 1985-1986
Herbert Grönemeyer ...  Leutnant Werner 3 episodes, 1985-1986
Klaus Wennemann Klaus Wennemann ...  Leitender Ingenieur (LI) 3 episodes, 1985-1986
Hubertus Bengsch Hubertus Bengsch ...  Erster Wachoffizier (I WO) 3 episodes, 1985-1986
Martin Semmelrogge ...  Zweiter Wachoffizier (II WO) 3 episodes, 1985-1986
Bernd Tauber Bernd Tauber ...  Obersteuermann 3 episodes, 1985-1986
Erwin Leder ...  Johann, das Gespenst 3 episodes, 1985-1986
Martin May Martin May ...  Ullmann 3 episodes, 1985-1986
Heinz Hoenig ...  Hinrich 3 episodes, 1985-1986
Uwe Ochsenknecht ...  Bootsmann 3 episodes, 1985-1986
Claude-Oliver Rudolph ...  Ario 3 episodes, 1985-1986
Jan Fedder ...  Pilgrim 3 episodes, 1985-1986
Ralf Richter Ralf Richter ...  Frenssen 3 episodes, 1985-1986
Joachim Bernhard ...  Bibelforscher 3 episodes, 1985-1986
Oliver Stritzel ...  Schwalle 3 episodes, 1985-1986
Konrad Becker Konrad Becker ...  Bockstiegel 3 episodes, 1985-1986
Lutz Schnell Lutz Schnell ...  Dufte 3 episodes, 1985-1986
Martin Hemme Martin Hemme ...  Brueckenwilli 3 episodes, 1985-1986
Wilhelm Pietsch Wilhelm Pietsch ...  Franz 3 episodes, 1985-1986
Helmut Neumeier Helmut Neumeier ...  Schmutt 3 episodes, 1985-1986
Dirk Salomon Dirk Salomon ...  Markus 3 episodes, 1985-1986
Jean-Claude Hoffmann Jean-Claude Hoffmann ...  Benjamin 3 episodes, 1985-1986
Arno Kral Arno Kral ...  Hagen 3 episodes, 1985-1986
Maryline Moulard Maryline Moulard ...  Françoise 3 episodes, 1985-1986
Rita Cadillac ...  Monique 3 episodes, 1985-1986
Otto Sander ...  Thomsen 3 episodes, 1985-1986
Günter Lamprecht Günter Lamprecht ...  Kapitän 'Weser' 3 episodes, 1985-1986


"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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Drama | Thriller | War


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West Germany | UK | France



Release Date:

5 January 1986 (UK) See more »

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The Boat See more »

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(6 episodes) | (DVD)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?


The cast was deliberately kept indoors continually during the shooting period in order to look as pale as a real submarine crew would on a mission at sea. See more »


Referenced in Indiana Jones: Making the Trilogy (2003) See more »

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Common Humanity
15 March 2000 | by BalberithSee all my reviews

Das Boot is my favorite war film. It shows war through the eyes of Germans. It is so realistic and intense that I live it every time I see it. It is one war film where I consider Germans to be the "good guys"! Their humanity and fight for survival touch me in such a way that I cannot help but be totally for them. It does indeed prove that beneath every uniform their lies a human being with hopes and dreams for the future.

It makes me realize that war is terrible for everyone involved. It makes me realize that our common humanity is much more important than politics. We all should recognize this fact of life. God bless the people who made this film. They not only opened my mind but also my heart! So I'd like to say to them: Vielen Dank!

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