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U-571 (2000)

PG-13 | | Action, War | 21 April 2000 (USA)
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A German submarine is boarded by disguised American submariners trying to capture their Enigma cipher machine.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Lt. Andrew Tyler
... Lt. Cmdr. Mike Dahlgren
... CPO Henry Klough
... Lt. Pete Emmett
... Maj. Matthew Coonan
... Capt.-Lt. Gunther Wassner
... Lt. Hirsch
... Seaman Bill Wentz
... Seaman Ted 'Trigger' Fitzgerald
... Seaman Ronald 'Rabbit' Parker
... Steward Eddie Carson (as T.C. Carson)
... Seaman Anthony Mazzola
... Seaman Charles 'Tank' Clemens
... Seaman Herb Griggs
... Ens. Keith Larson


In the midst of World War II, the battle below the seas rages. The Nazis have the upper edge as the Allies are unable to crack their war codes. That is, until a wrecked U-boat sends out an SOS signal, and the Allies realize this is their chance to seize the 'enigma coding machine'. But masquerading as Nazis and taking over the U-boat is the smallest of their problems. The action really begins when they get stranded on the U-boat. Written by Filmtwob <webmaster@filmfreak.co.za>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


You won't come up for air until it's over! See more »


Action | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for war violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

21 April 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

U-571: La batalla del Atlántico  »


Box Office


$62,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,553,310, 23 April 2000, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$77,086,030, 13 August 2000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$127,666,415, 30 June 2012
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

| | (8 channels)


Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Coincidentally, 571 was the numerical designation of the U.S.S. Nautilus, launched in 1954, the first nuclear submarine. See more »


Just before the torpedo is launched, there is a through-the-periscope shot of the destroyer from an impossibly elevated (and much closer than the submarine) position. See more »


Seaman Bill Wentz, Radioman: Mister Tyler, please... don't tell the other guys I'm half German. They'll hate me.
Lieutenant Andrew Tyler: Yeah, sure thing, Wentz.
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Edited into In Enemy Hands (2004) See more »


Lover, Come Back to Me
Written by Sigmund Romberg, Oscar Hammerstein II
(performed at the wedding reception while Dahlgreen is talking to Tyler)
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Some kind of propaganda film or what?
4 September 2001 | by See all my reviews

This film could have been produced in 1940 as well. What makes me so angry and sad is that this film teaches Americans today that Germans are still their enemies. It is an insult on all Germans today and especially those who fought in the damned war. Why is it necessary to demonize Germans in a Hollywood movie produced sixty years after the war? Do the Americans plan to make war on Germany? Or what the hell else might have been the producer's intention? Worst of all: the scene where the German crew machine-guns the helpless people in a boat. I as a German feel deeply offended by this movie and my opinion about America and Hollywood has changed in some points. I am angry about making the mistake watching this movie.

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