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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

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
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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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Action | War

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

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21 April 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

U-571: La batalla del Atlántico  »

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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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Trivia

For authenticity, the stage crew made a working submarine for filming in the Mediterranean off of Malta. During production, an American warship appeared, and was so taken in by the Nazi submarine, they sent an armed team to board it. See more »

Goofs

In the scene with the life boat, the machine gun used is clearly a MG-42 or some variant, however, when the machine gun is fired the sound we hear is more similar to a .50 caliber Browning, a gun used by the US army, not a Nazi u-boat. See more »

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[During a depth charge attack]
Lieutenant Andrew Tyler: Mister Hirsch, step away from that bulkhead. The shockwave from one of these explosions could snap your spine.
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Connections

Featured in U-571: A Submariner's WWII Experience (2000) See more »

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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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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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