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In Enemy Hands (2004)

When American submarine Swordfish is torpedoed the survivors are picked up by a passing German U-boat but an outbreak of meningitis threatens all aboard.

Director:

Tony Giglio

Writers:

John E. Deaver (screenplay), John E. Deaver (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
William H. Macy ... Chief of Boat Nathan Travers
Til Schweiger ... Kapitän Jonas Herdt
Thomas Kretschmann ... 1st Watch Officer Ludwig Cremer
Clark Gregg ... Executive Officer Teddy Goodman
Scott Caan ... Lt. Cmdr. Randall Sullivan
Rene Heger ... Quartermaster Klause
Carmine Giovinazzo ... Buck Cooper
Jeremy Sisto ... Jason Abers
A.J. Buckley ... Medical Officer
Sam Huntington ... Virgil Wright
Connor Donne ... Lt. Bauer (as Conner Donne)
Ian Somerhalder ... Danny Miller
Branden Morgan ... Benny Romano
Andy Gatjen ... Christophe
Gavin Hood ... Achilles Captain
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Storyline

At the height of Hitler's infamous U-boat war, the crew of the U.S.S. Swordfish were heading home after months at sea. They never made it. Now prisoners of war aboard U-boat 429, a small group of American survivors will find their loyalties put to the ultimate test when they're forced to join their German captors to fight for their very lives. Written by Anonymous

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Courage, trust and honor. In a time when ordinary men had no choice but to become extraordinary heroes.

Genres:

Drama | Thriller | War | Action

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violence and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The film was originally released through Artisan Entertainment under the title "U-Boat". However, another film with the same title had recently been released. The film was changed to "In Enemy Hands" after the film was purchased by Lionsgate.. "In Enemy Hands" received little or no publicity or advertising after being released in the U.S. by Lionsgate. Based on a true story, the lack of publicity and advertisement resulted in very little attention by movie-goers. See more »

Goofs

When the radioman of U-821 is calling his CO to the radio booth, he is addressing him with "Herr Kaleu" (short for Kapitänleutnant, a Kriegsmarine Lieutenant Commander). However, the CO is seen having three full stripes on his sleeves, that would make him a Korvettenkapitän (Commander). The proper address would be "Herr Kapitän". See more »

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Kapitän Jonas Herdt: [narrating] At the outbreak of World War II, Germany increased its U-boat production by 1,000%, mass-producing 17 new U-boats a month. Hitler knew the key to winning the war in Europe was to control the Atlantic. And control it he would. By 1942, German U-boats, working in groups called wolf packs, sunk over 1,000 Allied ships. Their success gave Germany a decisive advantage. They were winning the war. And if this trend continued, all of Europe would fall.
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Edited from U-571 (2000) See more »

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worth watching
2 August 2005 | by alfonsobhSee all my reviews

hello everybody, having read several comments on this movie, I feel like doing the same myself. I didn't expect too much out of it when I took it home to watch it. the story to my mind has a very unique idea as a layer, I liked it very much. still I thought it was a bit much on the cliché-side, but still very good. The acting was quite amazing at times, especially macy and kretschmann did a great job. personally I never liked schweiger that much, but he did a great job on this movie too. some minor roles were quite good i thought, such as rene heger's. what i liked most about the movie were the dialogs between macy and kretschmann, especially towards the end, quite touching i thought. all in all, i think its a movie that is worth watching.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

19 February 2005 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

In Enemy Hands See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$5,400,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$64,236
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Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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