Das Boot (1981)

R  |   |  Adventure, Drama, Thriller


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


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Cast & Crew

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Director:

Wolfgang Petersen

Writers:

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

Did You Know?

Trivia

When Wolfgang Petersen set out to cut down the German TV mini series version of the film to the 3 hour 26 feature director's cut, he discovered that the original music soundtrack had been lost due to film melt. Original soundtrack composer Klaus Doldinger painstakingly archived ... ...


Quotes

Lt. Werner: What's going on? Why are we diving?
2nd Lieutenant: Hydrophone check. At sea, even in a storm you can hear more down here than you can see up there.


Goofs

When the planes are attacking the harbor, a charge that is meant to simulate the explosion of a bomb dropped from the sky is visible on the water in a wide shot.

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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