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

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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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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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Matthew McConaughey stepped into the lead role when Michael Douglas left the production, in order to make Wonder Boys (2000). See more »

Goofs

The sonar ping sound effect is wrong. Throughout the movie you hear ping-and-return (echo) 2-tone sound effect, the return echo coming closer and closer as the ship passes overhead. This is the sound the sonar man on the ship (not the submarine) would hear: his sonar's ping and the echo off the sub. In the sub, you would hear the ship's ping and that's all. If you hear ping-and-return in a sub, then you are listening to the sound of the submarine's own active sonar. See more »

Quotes

[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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Featured in Troldspejlet: Episode #25.9 (2001) See more »

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My Heart Stood Still
Written by Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart
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U-571 is a movie with a horrible story and contains a lot of false pathos

Thank god for the US-Navy. The german U-571 is seriously damaged, so that the full, perfectly trained german crew isn`t able to run it. Of course a hand-full american sailors, who even can`t read the (german) instruments of the different machines in U-571 probably manage to get away with the submarine immediately. After being heavily bombed by a german destroyer, they are even able to reach an absolutely incredible depth. But not enough, of course they send the destroyer to the bottom with only one (coincidentally their last) torpedo. Not only the fact, that this heroic voyage is absolutely implausible and ridiculous, makes U-571 the worst movie I´ve ever seen. Also the story, that the Americans found and decoded the Enigma is just a falsification of history. Of course America did a lot for ending the nazi-tyranny, but in this case, it was the achievement of english sailors and scientists. I´m really not a german nationalist and there were a lot of good and even great movies about WWII ( e.g. Saving Private Ryan) but U-571 isn`t. It´s really a disgusting, poor effort of making money with the most primitive sort of patriotism.


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