Das Boot (1981)

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The claustrophobic world of a WWII German U-boat; boredom, filth, and sheer terror.


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  • Jan Fedder and Heinz Hoenig in Das Boot (1985)
  • Erwin Leder in Das Boot (1985)
  • Edwige Pierre and Martin Semmelrogge in Das Boot (1985)
  • Erwin Leder and Claude-Oliver Rudolph in Das Boot (1985)
  • Wolfgang Petersen and Lothar G. Buchheim in Das Boot (1985)
  • Jürgen Prochnow and Heinz Hoenig in Das Boot (1985)

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Cast & Crew

Top Billed Cast



Director:

Wolfgang Petersen

Writers:

Wolfgang Petersen (screenplay), Lothar G. Buchheim (novel)

Did You Know?

Trivia

The sailors who urinate into the road are actually spraying water through small hoses.


Quotes

Captain: More than 30 freighters! Berthold better not attack now. It's best to stay close and wait until the other boats arrive. For me, there is nothing finer than a submarine... and sailboats. There are no lines more beautiful than that of a sailboat. I ...


Goofs

In a rather famous sequence of the movie/TV-series, Bootsmann Lamprecht (Uwe Ochsenknecht's character) informs the crew that their football-team (Schalke 04) had just lost 5:0 and was "out of the running" (in a non-specified competition). Given the time-frame of the movie (early Oct. to 24 Dec. 1941), this is historically wrong. While the German national championship during this time used a KO-system in its final stages (unlike today), the final for the 40/41-season was held in June '41 and that of the 41/42-season in July '42. Neither date fits the time-frame of the movie and in any case, Schalke made it to both finals (losing in 40/41 and winning in 41/42) - so they never got eliminated in either season. In fact, Schalke was such a dominant team during this time, that they only lost a single match (the final) during the entire 40/41 league-championship. The only other competition they could be talking about is the German Cup ("Tschammerpokal") of 1941, whose semi-finals and final fit the time-frame (12 Oct and 2 Nov, respectively). However: In that competition, Schalke won their semi-final (6:0) and only lost in the final (2:1 against Dresdner SC).

Storyline

Plot Summary


Synopsis (WARNING: Spoilers)


Genres

Adventure | Drama | Thriller | War

Details

Release Date:

10 February 1982

Language

German, English, French


Country of Origin

West Germany

Box Office

Budget:

$14,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$68,369 (USA) (6 April 1997)

Gross:

$11,487,676 (USA) (9 November 2013)

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