Lt. Cmdr. Tom Dodge is assigned as Captain to the USS Stingray, an old diesel driven submarine that has seen better days. With a crew that consists only of weird guys (and a gal), he's headed against the atomic powered USS Orlando, with the mission to destroy a dummy battleship.Written by
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Commander Dodge makes a snarky comment before meeting his crew, if they're leftovers from World War II. His Chief Engineer, Howard, is played by Harry Dean Stanton. Stanton served as a cook on board the USS LST-970 during the Okinawa Campaign in World War II. See more »
During the chase at the end of the movie, people and flags in the deck of the Orlando disappear and reappear between shots. See more »
Lt. Comd. Dodge:
[Walking along the line of sailors assigned to the Stingray]
Nice pants... Lose the cigar... Oh, you better burn that shirt, sailor...
[Under his breath]
Lt. Comd. Dodge:
It's the crew from hell!
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As the credits begins to roll, The Village People and several cast members start singing "In The Navy." See more »
Being an ex-submariner on both diesel and nuc boats, I wasn't looking for a true to life Navy movie. I have enjoyed Down Periscope over and over again. Sure, some if not most of the realism of life on a submarine is skimmed over, but this adds to the appeal by creating a simplistic story line that is easy and fun to follow. I swear I knew most of the crew of the Stingray. The excellent cast made for an even more enjoyable movie. I don't want to get into specifics about little things that may not have been correct because that would only serve to detract from what I feel is an excellent movie to enjoy for its entertainment. So sit back, relax and "Let's kick this pig"
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