PG-13 | | Action, War
A German submarine is boarded by disguised American submariners trying to capture their Enigma cipher machine.
The "German" aircraft flying over the sub, in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, is an Italian Fiat G.59 trainer, first flown in 1948.
Marine Maj. Coonan:
How deep does this thing go?
Lt. Commander Mike Dahlgren: Oh, she'll go all the way to the bottom if we don't stop her.
The German recon aircraft appears to be a Messerschmidt 109. However, the head on view is that of another aircraft (wrong wings). The big question is: What is a German fighter doing in the middle of the Atlantic? There were no German aircraft carriers. Recon aircraft were float planes, launched from catapults.
The theatrical version contained some captions before the end credits, explaining that the Enigma was, in real-life, recovered by the British Royal Navy, and not by the American Navy as portrayed in this movie. The captions have been removed on the R2 DVD.
$19,553,310 (USA) (23 April 2000)
$77,086,030 (USA) (13 August 2000)
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