Master explorer Dirk Pitt goes on the adventure of a lifetime of seeking out a lost Civil War battleship known as the "Ship of Death" in the deserts of West Africa while helping a WHO doctor being hounded by a ruthless dictator.
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
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 »
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 »
[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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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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