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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.

Director:

Jonathan Mostow

Writers:

Jonathan Mostow (story), Jonathan Mostow (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matthew McConaughey ... Lt. Andrew Tyler
Bill Paxton ... Lt. Cmdr. Mike Dahlgren
Harvey Keitel ... CPO Henry Klough
Jon Bon Jovi ... Lt. Pete Emmett
David Keith ... Maj. Matthew Coonan
Thomas Kretschmann ... Capt.-Lt. Gunther Wassner
Jake Weber ... Lt. Hirsch
Jack Noseworthy ... Seaman Bill Wentz
Tom Guiry ... Seaman Ted 'Trigger' Fitzgerald
Will Estes ... Seaman Ronald 'Rabbit' Parker
Terrence 'T.C.' Carson ... Steward Eddie Carson (as T.C. Carson)
Erik Palladino ... Seaman Anthony Mazzola
Dave Power ... Seaman Charles 'Tank' Clemens
Derk Cheetwood ... Seaman Herb Griggs
Matthew Settle ... Ens. Keith Larson
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Storyline

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>

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Taglines:

Heroes are ordinary men who do extraordinary things in extraordinary times. See more »

Genres:

Action | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Country:

France | USA

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

21 April 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

U-571: La batalla del Atlántico See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$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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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS (8 channels)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The Enigma machine used in the movie was genuine and not a prop. It was obtained from a collector for use in the movie. See more »

Goofs

At approximately 13:20, three sailors are lifting a barrel. The one in the middle briefly looks straight at the camera. See more »

Quotes

Lieutenant Andrew Tyler: I didn't get my boat.
Lt. Commander Mike Dahlgren: I know.
Lieutenant Andrew Tyler: And with all due respect, sir, there's only one way that could've happened and that's if you withheld your recomendation.
Lt. Commander Mike Dahlgren: That's right. I just don't think your ready.
Lieutenant Andrew Tyler: What do you mean I'm not ready? Sir, I have worked my tail off on the S-33. I'm qualified in every area and then some. What executive officer has higher marks then I do, Captain?
Lt. Commander Mike Dahlgren: Andy! Your just not ready to take on a command of your own.
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Alternate Versions

The theatrical version contained some captions before the end credits, explaining that the Enigma was, in real-life, recovered by the British Royal Navy, and not by the American Navy as portrayed in this movie. The captions have been removed on the R2 DVD. See more »

Connections

Featured in US Naval Archives: Capturing the U-505 (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Dein ist mein ganzes Herz
from "Das Land des Lächelns"
Written by Franz Lehár, Fritz Löhner-Beda, Ludwig Herzer
Performed by Benny Goodman
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Leave your brain at home to enjoy
14 June 2000 | by veritech-3See all my reviews

This movie is visually stunning but it helps to have no historical knowledge if you want to enjoy it. Some of the many errors: -The British captured the first two enigma machines, and the Americans didn't get their first until 1944 -In reality, U-571 sank 7 ships and was sunk with all hands off England, and S-33, sunk in the movie, was in Alaska (it survived the war) -The Germans had no surface fleet in operation during the war (other than the Bismark's ill-fated sortie)so why would they have a destroyer to chase U-571? Oh, and about the US stealing Britain's history, remember the old movie "Breaking the Sound Barrier" had an Englishman break the sound barrier. It left viewers (including the Secretary of the Air Force!) thinking that this Brit, rather than Chuck Yaeger broke the sound barrier. At least this film gave a disclaimer that it was fiction.


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