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The Hunley (1999)

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During the siege of Charleston of 1864, Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley becomes the first submersible to sink an enemy warship in wartime.

Director:

John Gray

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John Fasano (story), John Gray (story) | 1 more credit »
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Armand Assante ... Lt. George Dixon
Donald Sutherland ... Gen. Pierre G.T. Beauregard
Alex Jennings ... Lt. Alexander
Chris Bauer ... Simkins (as Christopher Bauer)
Gerry Becker ... Capt. Pickering
Michael Dolan Michael Dolan ... Becker
Sebastian Roché ... Collins
Michael Stuhlbarg ... Wicks
Jeff Mandon ... Miller
Frank Vogt Frank Vogt ... Ronald White
Jack Baun ... Ridgeway
Kevin Robertson Kevin Robertson ... Carlson
Caprice Benedetti ... Dixon's Wife
Jon Huffman ... Indian Chief Captain
Dane Ritter Dane Ritter ... Beauregard's Aide
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Storyline

CSS Hunley tells the incredible true story of the crew of the manually propelled submarine CSS Hunley, during the siege of Charleston of 1864. It is a story of heroism in the face of adversity, the Hunley being the first submersible to sink an enemy boat in time of war. It also relates the human side of the story relating the uncommon and extaordinary temperament of the 9 men who led the Hunley into history and died valiantly accomplishing this feat. Written by Anonymous

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The true story of the Civil War's most secret weapon.

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Action | Drama | History | War

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Official Sites:

TNT

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 July 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

C.S.S. Hunley See more »

Filming Locations:

Charleston, South Carolina, USA

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Production Co:

Adelson Entertainment See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Since the film was made prior to the recovery of the actual HL Hunley, some details of the ship shown in the film are not accurate. Also, the mock-up which was used for interior scenes was 10% roomier than the actual Hunley. A section of the mock-up can be seen, and entered, at the HL Hunley Restoration site in Charleston, SC. See more »

Goofs

In the movie, the Hunley attacks the Housatonic from the port side. In real life, the sub came in on the ship's starboard side. See more »

Quotes

Gen. Pierre G.T. Beauregard: And what about you, Dixon? What did you lose in this war besides a good chunk of your leg? Your wife. I do not wish to be... indiscreet, but I have heard the story. She was on a ferry boat that went down in the Tennessee River - hit by a torpedo... that drifted in from God knows where. How can you bear that?
Lt. George Dixon: I read you lost your wife, sir. I'm sure it pains you to talk about that.
Gen. Pierre G.T. Beauregard: On the contrary. It helped me to get rid of the trappings of sentiment. She died... giving birth to my daughter. ...
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Connections

Remake of The Great Adventure: The Hunley (1963) See more »

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Fantastic!!!
21 June 1999 | by GaGalSee all my reviews

I saw the Premiere of this movie last weekend, and it is a very INTENSE movie, it is a historically accurate movie, and well worth watching. Armand Assante was made for this part it seems. He portrayed Lt. George Dixon, who was the last "ship's captain", and he did the part very well. In my opinion, everyone should see this one!!


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