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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 real U.S.S. Swordfish was lost with all hands in the waters around Okinawa. The real U-429 was transferred to the Italian Navy (where it was dubbed the S 4), then served as a training boat for the German Navy following Italy's surrender. See more »

Goofs

A Dymo label was shown on one of the USN ship's control switches. The Dymo label company (Dymo tape-writers) did not exist during WW2. It was founded in 1958. 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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Not a great sub movie but worth ones time to watch
17 February 2006 | by ajhallSee all my reviews

Every movie doesn't have to be academy award material. In fact many if not most movies try to be entertaining with interesting ideas. This is one of those movies. A WWII submarine backdrop that forces an alliances between two fighting sides for mutual survival. Ya, sub experts can pick apart some of the tech and tactics but that's not the point of the movie. It's like going to a stage play and picking apart the stage props as not being realistic. It's not the stage but the story that is interesting in this movie. As the world faces global warming, expensive energy, nuclear issues we all can take a lessen that working together to solve our problems would be far more productive than trying to kill each other (the under lying story of this movie).


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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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