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
Many of the scenes were actually filmed inside of giant water tanks, in Malta, which were also used in filming, The Count Of Monte Christo (2002), and are very similar to the ones used in the Sci-Fi movie, The Abyss (1989) See more »
After the U-571 fires its aft torpedo at the German destroyer, the officers on watch see it rushing towards their bow and point, and one of them has a Swatch Chronograph watch on his wrist. Swatch was founded in 1983. 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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The German version has a title card at the beginning, saying the movie is completely fictitious. See more »
Never have I witnessed such a perverse example of rewriting history. Hollywood producers must ask themselves what they are trying to achieve by inflating American egos in this way? Fabricating history in movies for national glorification is something the Nazis did. Boycott this film. It's crude, it's cheap and it's immoral.
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