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A British Sub goes missing at the end of WWII, leaving only one survivor. Everyone believes it lost to the bottom of the Baltic Sea, then 40 years later it reappears without a crew. The ... See full summary »

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Stuart Orme

Writers:

Neal R. Burger (novel), Guy Burt (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Jason ... Jack Hardy
Ian Puleston-Davies ... Travis
Tony Haygarth ... Cassidy
Julian Wadham ... Captain Byrnes
James Laurenson ... Admiral Nealy
Robert Whitelock ... Spender
Crispin Bonham-Carter ... Redding
Jamie Martin Jamie Martin ... Tyler
Roger Evans ... Monroe
Robert Horwell Robert Horwell ... Mason
Jonathan Cullen Jonathan Cullen ... Captain Basquine
Alan Stocks Alan Stocks ... Peterson
Lee Whitlock ... Reeves
Ricky Nixon ... Langdon
Ian Targett Ian Targett ... Captain Lyle
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A British Sub goes missing at the end of WWII, leaving only one survivor. Everyone believes it lost to the bottom of the Baltic Sea, then 40 years later it reappears without a crew. The British government sends for the one surviving crew member (David Jason), who is now a marine biologist. With a new crew, Jason proceeds to trace the last known happenings on the sub. But this submarine has a life of its own and the new crew soon start showing characteristics of the old crew. Written by Kevin Wickenden

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The patriotic German song that the crew hear on the military radio frequency is the Horst Wessel Song, the anthem of the Nazi Party. See more »

Goofs

HMS 'Scorpion' is supposed to be a British submarine, presumably (given her name) an S-Class. However, she doesn't resemble any Royal Navy submarine of the Second World War, looking far more like a late-war German Type VIIC U-boat. The only significant concession is that exterior periscopes have been altered to give it a more British look, but they are closer to what was on a T-Class submarine than on the S-Class. See more »

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Sadly predictable
11 April 2006 | by kerravonSee all my reviews

David Jason is brilliant. Sadly a good actor cannot salvage an obvious story line (which owes a lot to other works, such as the similarly named Ghostship) which meant it all became a little predictable, and towards the end just plain silly.

Characters behave inconsistently and illogically as the story lurches towards the less than surprising end.

The special effects themselves were also erratic - obviously a lot of money was spent on the set of the sub, but the cgi shots ranged from the okay to dreadful.

Okay if you are bored, but not the great work I was expecting.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 April 2006 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Le vaisseau fantôme See more »

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(DVD) | (2 parts)

Color:

Color
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